Alex Baum Memorial

Alex Baum passed away this weekend. Baum was a giant in the promotion of cycling as a sport and a lifestyle in Los Angeles, the US, and internationally.

His memorial is being planned for Wednesday, March 4th at 1:30 PM.  Services to be held at the Santa Monica Synagogue, 1448 18th Street, Santa Monica, CA  90404.  If you will be able to attend, please RSVP to Danielle Gardner, Alex’s daughter, at  


Alex Baum 1922-2015 – Los Angeles City’s Stalwart Bicycling Advocate

Los Angeles’ bicycling community has lost one its hardest-working and longest-serving advocates, Alex Baum. Alex Baum (1922-2015) was a survivor of the Nazi holocaust, a successful businessman, and a persistent champion for bicycling in Los Angeles. For decades, Baum chaired the city’s Bicycle Advisory Committee, and was a tireless presence in corridors of Los Angeles […]

Firefly Ball Awards Gala

Firefly Ball Awards Gala When: Thursday, October 30; 6:00 p.m. to 9 p.m. Where: Farmers and Merchants National Bank – 401 S. Main St., Downtown Los Angeles Named for its timing with the seasonal launch of Operation Firefly, an education and bike light distribution program of LACBC, the Firefly Ball is a light-filled evening of art, music, food and […]

The Week in Livable Streets Events

Tomorrow is election day in L.A. Half of Los Angeles has a City Council election to vote in. All of us have school board elections. Vote! With low turnout expected, a small group of dedicated voters can make a difference. Tuesday – It’s election day! Vote! Find your voting booth here! As Joe said, vote […]

Santa Monica Workshop Shows Support for Bike/Ped and Transit

Bike Suggestion Board at Santa Monica Transportation Plan Meeting Reports out of Santa Monica on the public meetings for Shape the Future 2025, a Land Use and Transportation Master Plan, continue to be encouraging. The Santa Monica Mirror reported last week that the March 1st meeting was well attended and that attendees asked for better bike, pedestrian […]