Today’s Headlines

  • Only Two Three-Foot-Law Citations Written In South Bay (Biking in L.A.)
  • L.A. Weekly Lists L.A.’s Most Dangerous Intersections
  • Driverless Cars Not the Solution To L.A. Traffic (Aljazeera)
  • Google Maps Now Has Real Time Metro Bus/Train Arrival Information (Curbed)
  • Walk Eagle Rock Looks Into Safer Routes To Delevan School
  • OCTA Committee Nixes 3-Mile Anaheim Streetcar (OCTA)
  • Santa Monica Batting 1000 On Bicycling Future (Orange 20)
  • How Racism Shaped And Still Shapes Santa Monica (Healthy City Local)
  • Vestigal Former Rail And Street Ghosts Visible In Aerials (Bldg Blog)

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  • M

    Tolucan Time & the bicyclists that take over ALL THE STREETS part 2 is up….. http://tolucantimes.info/inside-this-issue/war-on-cars-part-ii/

  • The author sounds entirely insane. I mean, he states things like…”If you can’t pass safely, you have to wait”, as if that’s an insane idea. I mean, as a driver aren’t you entitled to endanger other people’s lives? Uggh….I hate this entitlement generation.

  • Asher Of LA

    I see it as a morale booster for cyclists. As in this old Jewish joke:

    Rabbi Altmann and his secretary were sitting in a coffeehouse in Berlin in 1935. “Herr Altmann,” said his secretary, “I notice you’re reading Der Stürmer! I can’t understand why. A Nazi libel sheet! Are you some kind of masochist, or, God forbid, a self-hating Jew?”

    “On the contrary, Frau Epstein. When I used to read the Jewish papers, all I learned about were pogroms, riots in Palestine, and assimilation in America. But now that I read Der Stürmer,
    I see so much more: that the Jews control all the banks, that we
    dominate in the arts, and that we’re on the verge of taking over the entire world. You know – it makes me feel a whole lot better!”

    [Not comparing car boosters to Nazis, just the feeling when you hear your opponents vastly overestimate your power].

    I see he objects to narrowing of lanes. Does he have trouble staying within the lines or something? Maybe he needs to take another driving test.

  • M

    I always wonder about that as well… I actually do bike through Toluca Lake most days and there are some people driving there (especially on residential streets) that make me question their ability to responsibly operate a motor vehicle. I think about how many times people do just insane things that make no sense when driving around a bicyclist or ANY other vehicle or person in reality. It’s as if driving around a slow(er) moving bicyclist is a completely novel concept… not just a slightly different form of something such as a mail or other delivery truck, a garbage truck, a street sweeper, a vehicle carrying a large load, a car with a flat tire or countless other things that mean a vehicle is moving at a speed that’s less than the posted speed limit.