New draft of 2010 LA Bike Plan to be released tomorrow, June 18

Someone seems to have released the floodgates: new developments in bicycle infrastructure and planning are coming rapidly.  Up next for the City is the newest draft of the LA Bike Plan.  No, really: it’s finally here. The 2010 LA Bike Plan has had a long and tortuous journey, with the first draft submitted by the […]

Sharrows are Here: a Report from Fountain Avenue

Friday June 11th marks a new beginning: LADOT is proud to unveil the first official Sharrows within the City of Los Angeles. Stenciled chevrons with bicycles will run along the pavement on Fountain Avenue from Western Avenue to Vermont Avenue. If you’re in the area, LADOT Bike Blog highly recommends you go check them out. […]

Sharrows 101

(Ed. Note:  Sorry for the lack of content following the close of Bike Week LA.  LADOT Bike Blog had all of his work hours eaten up by Sharrows studies.  Now that the first phase is completed, he can get back to writing more posts for LA’s bicycling public.  And for Sharrows news from the LACBC, […]

LA River Ride

LADOT Bike Blog had the pleasure of participating in his first LA River Ride.  It was the 10th Annual LA River Ride, with the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition playing gracious hosts.  Many dedicated LACBC volunteers were on hand to help all the bicyclists get registered and ready for the ride.

Bike Week LA News Wrapup

Just to get all the links back up to the top of the page, let’s re-post all the old Bike Week LA news links and add some more now that the dust has settled.  It’s been quite a week, hasn’t it?  LADOT Bike Blog wishes every week could be Bike to Work Week. LA Times, […]

Bike to Work Day!

I got a bright and early start on Thursday morning to check out the festivities for Bike to Work Day.  Since I had spent the night in Glendale, my first stop out of the 39 Bike to Work Day pit-stops across the city was at The Bicycle Mart on Brand Blvd. in beautiful Glendale.

Downtown Bike Ride (updated)

Update: One of my awesome LADOT colleagues took some photos of the Downtown Bike Ride as well.  You can check them out here on the LADOT Bike Blog flickr page. Yesterday morning, LADOT Bike Blog took part in the Dowtown Bicycle Ride.  Starting and ending at Olvera Plaza, the four mile loop went through many […]

Biking for Newbies, again

Still plenty of stuff to cover for those newer riders strapping on their helmets for Bike to Work Week.  We’ve covered some of the basics, but let’s get out on the street and address some concerns about those two-ton contraptions you happen to share the road with.  You know, cars.

Bike Week LA in the news

Bike Week LA has been getting a ton of press, and LADOT Bike Blog is compiling all of it for posterity.  Here’s your one-stop-shop for Bike Week LA news.  We’ll try to keep updating with more links as the week progresses. LA Times, LA Now Blog: MTA’s Bike Week L.A. aims to encourage commuters to […]

Blessing of the Bikes

They braved gloomy skies, misting rain, wet roads, and chilly conditions.  They were there to get their bikes blessed, and no amount of inclement weather was going to stop them. At 8 AM this morning at the Good Samaritan Hospital, the Annual Blessing of the Bicycles took place to much fanfare and jubilation.  LADOT Bike […]