Culver City-based bicycle training and advocacy group Walk ‘N Rollers wants your input on improving first and last mile bike and pedestrian access to the Culver City E-Line/Expo Line Metro Station.
Please join Metro, LADOT, Walk ‘N Rollers, and BikeLA on Thursday July 13 for an important community planning process! We are seeking participants who live, work and play within a 1⁄2 mile radius of the Culver City Metro Station on the E-Line (formerly Expo Line) to help ensure that future street improvements in the project area create more accessible and safer pedestrian, cyclist and transit rider pathways and experiences.
At this meeting, we will workshop and gather input on the proposed First/Last Mile Project List for street improvements around the Culver City Metro Station on the E-Line.
Date: Thursday, July 13, 2023
Time: 6 – 8pm
Place: Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232
Photo by Olya Kobruseva from Pexels.
In the six years I’ve lived in Hollywood, I’ve yet to find a safe, comfortable route to the LA River Bike Path that doesn’t involve a bus or car.
It will never reach its potential until it’s easy to access by anyone from any part of the city.
Another lost opportunity in the City of Angeles, as Metro’s plan to improve bike and pedestrian access to Union Station, as well as improving the forecourt to the station, appears to be in jeopardy as grant funding expires.
London and Paris aren’t the only cities where bikes are taking over the morning commute.
More proof that if you build it, they will come.
Manhattan rush hour has changed a bit in the last decade pic.twitter.com/KmpKYNetMP
— Urban Upgrade (@ForwardBike) July 5, 2023
The war on cars may be a myth, but the war on bikes just keeps on rolling.
No bias here. A New Jersey cop says yes, “Lance” is allowed to take the entire lane, though he doesn’t really recommend it, while conceding that drivers who yell “Get out of the way!” are wrong.
Talk about not getting it. The Jerusalem Post writes that high-end Canyon bikes will come with embedded V2X (Vehicle-to-Everything) tech to prevent crashes by notifying other bike riders to their presence — apparently assuming the real danger to bike riders comes from other people on bikes, not the people embedded in the big, dangerous machines.
But sometimes, it’s the people on two wheels behaving badly.
DC police are searching for a bike-riding man accused of sexually assaulting two people.
A 73-year old Edinburgh woman was left badly bruised when she was struck by a hit-and-run bike rider as she stepped out of her home; the man refused to identify himself before riding off.
West Hollywood announced that construction is underway on the new bus priority lanes on North La Brea Ave in the city, with work set to begin yesterday.
Registration is now open for the Santa Clarita Halloween edition of Finish The Ride and Finish The Run.
Streetsblog says new El Monte buffered bike lanes offer a safer route to two transit stations for the area’s working class bicyclists.
Two men completed a 550 mile bike ride through Central California, following the path of a legendary 1966 farmworkers march.
Authorities in San Diego blame an ebike battery for “possibly” starting a fire that caused $50,000 damage to a condo in the Serra Mesa neighborhood.
For a change, both bike riders and business owners approve of a $10 million plan to improve safety on a Bakersfield street.
Sad news from Stockton, where a 73-year old woman was killed by a driver while riding her bicycle.
New Smith bike helmets will call for help if you’re in a crash.
Best Reviews offers advice on the best dog bicycle leashes to ride with your “high-engery” pooch, while failing to mention that the AKC recommends against it for small to medium-sized dogs.
A Washington newspaper offers advice to drivers on how to avoid a right hook. Short answer, don’t turn in front of people on bicycles.
Streetsblog wants to know why a Chicago-area street Google calls bike friendly isn’t getting any bicycle upgrades in a new streetscape improvement project.
Ohio state troopers blame a 15-year old bike rider and the design of a bike path for a fatal crash, and not the 91-year old driver who hit a kid riding in a crosswalk.
After a 38-year old Kentucky man was run down from behind by a hit-and-run pickup driver, police quickly conclude that speed wasn’t a factor in the crash, but drinking probably was. Although if the driver had been going slower, the victim might still be alive. So maybe what they really meant is excessive speed wasn’t a factor. Thanks to Glenn Crider for the link.
They get it. Momentum casts more dirt on the sharrows grave, saying they used to make sense in theory, but are now useless and possibly dangerous in practice. Although I’d say they can drop that “possibly.”
A science site says a runner expends more energy than a bike rider, even when they’re traveling side-by-side.
Life is cheap in Montreal, where police say it was just an oopsie when a truck driver ran over a 53-year old man who fell off his bike, and just kept going without stopping.
Earth.org writes that Hong Kong residents are missing out on the benefits of bicycling when the city ranks 84th out of 90 cities worldwide for bike friendliness. Then again, Hong Kong isn’t exactly friendly to its own residents these days under new Chinese management.
Life is cheap in Australia, where a former Australian football star walked with a lousy $1,500 fine for the hit-and-run crash that seriously injured a bike rider, leaving the victim with a series of bolts and plates in his neck, and suffering from constant headaches and flashbacks.
The Sydney Morning Herald says bicycling can be a great way to enjoy overseas cities, even if it’s a dismal experience in most Australian cities.
Aussie Jai Hindley took the first mountain stage of the Tour de France, along with Adam Yates’ yellow jersey, by staging a stunning solo finish on stage five; an Australian news site applauds the preparation that led to a “brilliant” move in the Pyrenees.
Velo says Jonas Vingegaard’s “rocketship acceleration” over the stage’s final summit left his chief competitor Tadej Pogačar reeling and 53 seconds down. But it’s still a long way to Paris.
Former Paris-Nice champ Luis Leon Sanchez was the latest notable rider to withdraw from Le Tour, crashing out with a broken collarbone on stage four.
USA Cycling announced the American team that will compete in the Track World Championships next month.
I want to be like him when I grow up. A 95-year old man is preparing to compete in the cycling events in the biennial National Senior Games, and offers advice on how to stay in shape, physically and socially.
And now you, too, can use a common traffic cone to stop a self-driving car in its tracks.
Welcome to Week of Cone
On Thurs 7/13, the CPUC will vote to expand AVs in SF. Cruise & Waymo promise they’ll reduce traffic & collisions, but we know that’s not true. They block busses & emergency vehicles, create more traffic, and are a surveillance nightmare.
But there’s hope pic.twitter.com/K7e0C2nhuq
— ConeSF – Week of Cone (@SafeStreetRebel) July 5, 2023
My apologies to anyone who can’t see the Twitter video; I haven’t been able to find the original on TikTok.
Be safe, and stay healthy. And get vaccinated, already.
Oh, and fuck Putin.