There’s going to be plenty of press on today’s press event celebrating the passage of the Bike Plan at City Hall. Rather than join the dozens of stories that are going to appear in the press, on the web, and over the airways; Carter and I thought we’d relax, enjoy the party and take some pictures. The good vibe wasn’t just from the cyclists, but also from the politicians. After months of arguing over what budgets to cut and what taxes to raise, it must have been nice to spend a morning presenting a clean, green and healthy city of the future.
Our photo essay is after the jump. All the pictures were taken by Carter, all the captions are by Damien. For the rest of our pics, check out the LA Streetsblog Flickr page.
(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 […]
(Note: You can read full copies of the statements of everyone quoted below here.) The now famous picture of the mayor fooling around the night before his crash. Following his bike crash and broken elbow, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa vowed to hold a "Bike Summit" to talk speak with cyclists about ways to make […]
Apparently, Los Angeles’ voters think everything is going pretty well in Los Angeles right now. How else to explain the “clean sweep” that incumbent Councilmen, and in one case a hand-picked successor, enjoyed. Not even one of the races went to a runoff, meaning that even in crowded fields incumbents garnered over 50% of the […]
Photo: Ross Hirsch (Update: Tuesday, 2/23/10 at 8:02 A.M. – I had a chance to talk with Magos’ lawyer over email last night and he confirmed that the LAPD sent the case to both the District Attorney and City Attorney; so in this case the LAPD isn’t to blame. I’m going to leave the text […]
It was sort of a surreal moment. Even as Los Angeles City Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell stood at the podium discussing the benefits of a planned new bicycle and pedestrian crossing over the L.A. River, the Bureau of Public Works released its recommendation (PDF) that the new Glendale-Hyperion Bridge would actually have fewer feet devoted to […]