CicLAvia | Los Angeles Escapes Its Cages For A Day of Biking

CicLAvia proves that cycling is breaking into the mainstream. As more and more Angelenos discover the joy of cycling, perhaps more will break free of their steel cages and join Mayor Villaraigosa in riding to work. In this article are included video footage from the first two CicLAvias and an interview with one of LA’s cycling vanguard…

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Los Angeles Mayor Gets Serious About Public Transit

Last week, Move LA invited Mayor Eric Garcetti and many other esteemed guests to discuss the potential for Measure R2, the next step in funding (fixing) Los Angeles’ transportation woes. Measure R is a half percent sales tax approved in 2008, slated to bring in as much as $40 billion over 30 years. Since 2008, it has helped rapidly increase LA’s metro system.

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Forget the Prius Effect- Here Comes The Matrix Effect

I was invited, at Ford’s expense, to attend their “Further With Ford” conference. We were treated to a delightful first-class event. However, let me preface this article with a caveat. I have always hated cars. My most recurring nightmare as a child was being chased by cars. My primary form of transportation is my electric motorcycle, because I value Freedom. The car comes in a distant 3rd, mainly reserved for road trips to the racetrack. If it weren’t for the money it makes on Relay Rides and Zimride, I’d probably sell it.

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Interbike 2012: Getting America Out of Their Cars And Onto Bikes

Twice as many bicycles as cars are sold in the US each year, and the past few years have seen an exponential rise in commuter cycling as the recession inspires people to want to spend that gas money on something more rewarding, like rent. The benefits of increased commuter cycling far outweigh the risks.

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California State Assembly Votes on 3-ft Rule For Bicyclists

Many people cite safety as the biggest reason they’re not commuting via bicycle, self included. Don’t cue the violins, I’m lucky to have had a full recovery from the crash I’m really sick of talking about, and I know my own road rage had some part in it. However, if seeing a cyclist in a wheelchair tugs at your heartstrings, go right ahead and urge your local Assembly member to vote yes on 1464.

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Nobody Walks in LA. But We Do Ride Bikes

Los Angeles has long been known as the ultimate car town. All of the major car companies test their latest products here, it’s the center of R&D for the car industry. So why are bike lanes cropping up all over town? Last week the LA Department of Transportation hosted ThinkBike LA, where a group of Dutch city planning/cycling experts came to help Los Angeles better serve her cycling community.

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