Wednesday, May 20, 2009

No-body walks-in LA

But we are riding more and more. Here's a ride coming up that looks cool - family friendly and a way to see some sights between Pasadena and downtown that we miss out there on the freeway. (I'm taking their word that there are sights to see there beyond cryptic gang tags and the fallen day-trader or two...)

Join us if you can!

And this kind of thing reminds me (loosely) of the great events they have in NYC called "Summer Streets", where they shut down Park Avenue and connecting streets from the Brooklyn Bridge to Central Park on 3 days in August. No auto traffic, just open to bikes, rollerblades, Jazzys, whatever. It looks like an amazing event, and an idea we should definitely steal here in LA.

In terms of bike-friendly local government we're getting our asses kicked by the Big Apple...

My dream? Create an event where we shut down a route from downtown LA to the beach on some summer Sunday - a mad dash of conflicting demographics all with their eyes on the prize: to be first in line at Hot Dog Stick!

I'm going to work on this. I think I can I think I can I think I can...


  1. I love the idea. Maybe we could do this in a smaller way via Santa Monica Spoke.

    BTW, I just switched the Santa Monica Spoke from Blogger to Wordpress. I'd love to include in as an admin for the site. Plus, in the switch I lost the video you recently posted there.

    Could you send me an email with the link? And if you'd like to admin, just let me know at lisajnewton at gmail dot com.

  2. I was just in LA a number of days ago and was so happy to see so many bikes on the road. and the weather was so great.
    LA is so cool, I enjoy my time down there everytime I visit :D I will post some pics maybe later this week. Los Awesome

  3. glad you liked your visit. we're working on the chicken and egg aspect of making this place more bike friendly - the more people are riding, the more you can get help from government to make riding more attractive to more people.

    but it takes people like us to be out there anyway - bike lanes or not. because face it, it's fun! looking forward to your pics...

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