Safety Remains Top Priority of LA River Path

Shared bicycle and pedestrian paths are a great way to encourage exercise and active transportation. Our shared-use paths attract people with a wide range of bicycle skill levels, including young children, as well as people who walk, jog, skate, and roll. Special care must be taken in the planning, design, and maintenance of these paths to provide safe sharing […]

Setting LA’s Sights on Vision Zero – Part One – Introducing Vision Zero

  If you have been paying attention to urban planning or transportation in Los Angeles, you’ve probably heard about Vision Zero. So, we here at the LEAP LA Blog are going to dive into what this all means. In this first segment of a new ongoing series, we will discuss the Vision Zero program and highlight […]

My First CicLAvia

I love riding my bike. It’s one of my favorite things to do in LA, actually! I also really enjoy exploring this amazing city by foot.  In addition to sidewalks and bike lanes, I have experienced most of the ped and bike paths that LA has to offer. I am learning about active transportation in graduate school, and I work for […]

Find the rainbow bike in DTLA and share your adventures with @ladotofficial and @metrolosangeles #metrobike. One lucky rider each week will win a speckled Metro Bike Share shirt to always stay in style.

What’s New with Metro Bike Share

It has been just over 2 months since bike share’s historic launch in Downtown Los Angeles. Ridership is through the roof! The program has already become an integral part of the urban landscape, which is increasing being designed in more people oriented fashion. What has led to this success? It might have to do with […]

The Engineer’s Corner: Joan Hsu, Transportation Engineer I, and Jeff Hsu, Transportation Engineer I

Our most recent Engineer’s Corner visit is with not one, but two of LADOT’s newest and brightest transportation engineers. In addition to being awesome members of LADOT, Joan Hsu and Jeff Hsu are related. That’s right, they are siblings. We couldn’t wait to sit down with them to talk shop and family, because while we […]

Innovative sidewalk bike parking arrives in Westwood

There’s a new bike rack in town. Well, it’s sort of a bike rack. It’s a steel ring that attaches to a parking meter post, and, like a U-rack, it can park two bikes: one on each side. It’s called a cycle hoop. This morning, the first cyclehoop was installed in Westwood Village as part of a pilot […]

My Commute: Rancho Cucamonga to DTLA and Cal Poly Pomona

When I first moved to the US from Iran in 2011, I commuted solely by bicycle and transit. It took me a while to learn how to safely and easily transport myself from one place to another as I adjusted to a new life in California. Deciphering transit lines was one of my biggest challenges, […]

6 Ways to Stay Cool while Biking in the Heat

Given that it’s only June and temperatures have already been registering above 100 degrees F, it looks as though we will have a hot summer ahead of us. But, high temperatures needn’t stop us from our bike rides and bike commutes, which is why we want to share with you how we stay cool. Stay hydrated Every […]

Bike Program team at the Bike Hub Launch

#LeapLA: 4 years in the Making

In my departing blog post for the LADOT Bike Blog/LeapLA, I thought I would reflect on my path in transportation planning and the changes I’ve seen in Los Angeles in such a short time. Last year, along with the modernizing overhaul of the Bike Program website, we rebranded the Bike Blog to Life for Everyday […]

Getting ready to bike on the new Los Angeles Street

We have great news for everyone who cycles in Downtown Los Angeles– the construction of a protected bike lane on Los Angeles Street (from 1st Street to Alameda Street) has been completed. Woo-hoo! On June 16, a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Los Angeles Street Improvement Project was hosted by CD 14 Councilmember Jose Huizar, […]