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 […]

More Biking for Newbies

LADOT Bike Blog is back for more “Biking for Newbies”.  Again, if there’s anything you guys would like us to cover with this feature in throughout Bike to Work Week, just let us know in comments and we’ll try to tack it on. Speaking of Bike to Work Week, make sure you check out all […]

Bike Week LA

On a beautiful, albeit cloudy, Monday morning, people began to gather at LAPD headquarters in front of the Ronald F. Deaton Civic Auditorium.  From 7 AM on, more and more bicycles began to appear while tables, tents, and video cameras were set up.  It was the long heralded kick-off for Bike Week LA, and LADOT […]

Bike to Work Week begins Monday

It’s almost here!  It’s almost here!  Bike to Work Week is almost here! Just a friendly reminder that Bike to Work Week starts this coming Monday.  LADOT Bikeways will be out in force along with a whole bunch of other bicycle organizations for the kick-off event Monday morning at 8 AM.  It will be in […]

Biking for newbies

In honor of Bike to Work week, we here at LADOT Bike Blog would like to give some of those newer riders out there a crash course in the do’s and don’ts of the road.  Think of this as a FAQ for someone who hasn’t taken their bike on the road in years.  We’ll continue […]

Parking Meters

We received this comment from reader ‘Joseph E’ regarding locking your bike to a parking meter: “Why is it illegal? Is it a city ordinance? Parking meters make great bike parking, and are otherwise a huge waste of sidewalk space. Care to explain, LADOT?” Well, technically: yes.  It’s a City Ordinance.  Follow me below the […]

May is Bike to Work Month

(Ed. Note: Sorry for the lag in content the past two week.  I was in my final week of classes at USC, and the crunch for time really got in the way of things.  I look forward to getting LADOT Bike Blog back on track!) Roll up that right pant leg and exchange your briefcase […]

Bike Corrals motion passes City Council

On Tuesday, item #21 came before the City Council and was unanimously passed.  Hurray!  You can listen to the council meeting yourself right here (to digress for a moment, this website is a pretty cool tool.  On-demand agenda, videos, and audio files of every City Council meeting.  I highly recommend it.).  There was also some […]