Video: Department of D.I.Y. Gears Up

Operation Caelia Shortface from The Dept of D.I.Y. on Vimeo.

While the LADOT looks for its magic wand, or a clue on how to make our streets safer for cyclists and pedestrians; the Department of D.I.Y. shows us how to produce some safety posters. A D.I.Y. demonstration or a promise of things to come? Stay tuned….

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D.I.Y. Strikes Again: Sharrows Appear in Northeast L.A.

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They appear. Photo: Ubrayj02/Flickr Last Friday, the city’s D.I.Y. Department was hard at work in East Los Angeles installing Sharrows on several city streets.  There was an unofficial count of sixteen painted Sharrows on the street.  Oddly, they seem to be centered in the area surrounding the Bike Oven in NELA’s bike district. This is […]

LAPD Outlines How to Report a Bike Crash or Theft

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Thoughts on the Guerrilla Sharrows in Northeast L.A.

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D.I.Y. Sharrows on . Photo: Ubrayj02/Flickr Yesterday, I finally had the time to take my wounded Flying Pigeon Bucket Bike back to its nest to get repaired and retrofitted for baby carrying.  As you might expect, Josef "ubrayj02" Bray-Ali was fantastic, the bike is great, and baby has already had his first fun, and safe, […]

Friday StreetPoll: Pick the Best Roadside P.S.A.

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If you’re a fan on road signage as traffic calming, then 2011 is shaping up to be quite a year for you!  First the Department of D.I.Y. rolled out some signage attached to power boxes around the city asking drivers to “Please pass with care.”  Later in the summer, the collaborative efforts of the Bike […]