LA/Metro: 9th Annual Blessing of the Bikes

This multi-denominational Event is a highlight of Bike Week every year.  For Past Streetsblog coverage see photoblogs on the 6h Blessing of the Bikes and 7th Blessing of the Bikes.

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Good Sam’s Blesses the Bikes

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A multi-faith approach to bike blessings This morning Good Samaritan Hospital held one of the most popular events of Bike to Work Week, the Blessing of the Bicycles.  This marks the sixth year that Good Sam’s has held this event to celebrate cycling, mourn the cyclists lost since last year’s blessing and bring together some […]

Taking a Look at Bike to Work Week

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Photo of Wednesdays Tour of the Downtown: Gary Leonard/Metro Some people think that Bike to Work Day and Bike to Work Week are cop-outs.  I’ve heard and read a couple of notable cyclists that complain that governments roll out the red carpet for cyclists one week per year to try and make up for the […]

Caltrans Endorses the NACTO Urban Street Design Guide

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It wasn’t a total surprise, but exciting nevertheless for bicycle advocates gathered at the NACTO “Cities for Cycling” Road Show in Oakland last night. Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty announced that the agency will endorse the use of the National Association of City Transportation Officials Urban Street Design Guide, giving California cities the state DOT’s blessing to install […]

Bike Friendly Fridays: Bike to Work Week

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For one week a year, transportation agencies around the country and around L.A. County put their best face forward to the cycling community by programming a series of bike-friendly events intended to encourage and support better cycling.  The majority of the events, with the notable exception of Bike Writer’s Collective Bike Not to Work Day, […]