Paris Women & Bicycles – Photographs by Gil Garcetti

four years, Gil Garcetti photographed women riding bicycles in Paris.
Women of all ages,
smartly dressed, use bicycles to get to work, visit friends, go
shopping, go to
the movies or the opera, even to go to funerals! Garcetti is working
with LACBC to help urban areas of Southern California encourage bicycle
use and
thereby reduce traffic congestion, improve air quality, and fight the
epidemic of obesity in America.


“Pigeon Politboro:” with photographer Gil Garcetti

At Flying Pigeon LA, we’re big believers in “Bicycle Culture 2.0” – the idea of people riding their bikes as they do normal, day-to-day things. It is funny to some that this type of activity even needs a special name, but in our experience (born and raised in Los Angeles), it helps to explain what […]

The Week in Livable Streets Events

Last Week – Somehow, I missed the opening of Gil Garcetti, that would be Eric’s dad, photo exhibit entitled "Paris, Women & Bicycles."  Get the details, here. Monday – Meetings continue for the L.A. County Bike Plan.  Next up, Hacienda Heights. Monday – The first of the hearings for the Wilshire Bus Rapid Transit Project […]

Sharrows are coming to Los Angeles! or are they?

Image: Richard Masoner/Flickr What’s a sharrow ? Well, a sharrow is a lane marking that looks like a bicycle with a chevron on top of it.  Sharrows are used to mark streets as places where bicyclists and cars share the road.  The sharrow is painted where that it’s most safe for cyclists to ride in […]