Introducing LA Streetsblog on Twitter

A couple of weeks ago, I opened an account on twitter called "laBikes" to share information on ways to get involved in bike advocacy.  I linked to government documents, meeting announcements, Streetsblog stories and other links from around the Intenet.  I chose to focus on bikes because of the excitement left over from the Bike Summit, but what I didn’t remember is that there already was an LA Streetsblog twitter account.  After some nudging from Zach Behrens at LAist, I decided to close laBikes and reinvigorate LA Streetsblog.  And really, isn’t Streetsblog about promoting modal equality anyway.

Oh, and I was jealous of the live tweeting by IwillRide twitter of last week’s Metro Board meeting.

So, today I happily invite you to join me at the Los Angeles Streetsblog twitter page.  I’m not going to tweet every story like LAist does, but will tweet selected stories, event announcements, results and the occasional live meeting.  If you were a follower of the laBikes twitter you’ll discover that Los Angeles Streetsblog has recently requested to be a follower of you, so transitioning over should be easy.

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Tweeting Bike Activism

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How Do You Want Me to Use Twitter?

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Streetsblog Interview: Steve Hymon

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Hymon, Second from the Left, Joins Sue Doyle in Talking to Richard Katz and Asm. Feuer Does anyone really need me to write an introduction for an interview with Steve Hymon? If so, I’ll be brief. He’s the transportation writer for the Los Angeles Times, making him one of the five most read transportation writers […]

CicLAvia : 100,000 Cyclists, 0 Incidents, Millions of Stories

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(This is part one of our coverage of yesterday’s groundbreaking Open Street Festival.  Hopefully later today we’ll have up a Streetfilm.  Tomorrow we’ll review the reviews of CicLAvia. – DN.) There’s many ways to try and talk about yesterday’s CicLAvia.  One way is to look at the numbers, another to look at the people, and […]

Caution! Please Pass with Care!

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Signs also available in Spanish.  Photo: LA Ecovillage When I first heard of the signs that popped up all over Los Angeles two nights ago urging drivers to pass cyclists with care, my first thoughts were that L.A.’s D.I.Y. culture has reached a tipping point.  Not only have advocates learned that the LADOT and other […]