Bicycle Advisory Committee Meets This Tuesday

This Tuesday evening, the Los Angeles Bicycle Advisory Committee meets at 7:00 PM at the Hollywood Neighborhood City Hall (6501 Fountain Avenue).  LADOT Bike Blog will be in attendance, continuing our commitment to giving adequate coverage to BAC meetings.  If you’re interested in issues effecting bicycling in Los Angeles, we highly recommend you also attend.

The BAC at work, via Biking in LA

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Summer Streets NYC

(Ed. Note: LADOT Bike Blog is proud to introduce another author to the blog, Oliver Hou. Oliver is a fellow USC planning student and Student Professional Worker at LADOT Bikeways)

New York’s Ciclovía

NYC Summer Streets 2010

Park Avenue, looking towards the Helmsley and MetLife Buildings

With CicLAvia on the horizon, I’d like to share my recent opportunity in New York City to experience Summer Streets, their version of Bogotá, Columbia’s extremely successful Ciclovia. For three Saturdays in August, the city shuts down Park Avenue between 72nd Street and Downtown, to vehicular traffic. This car-free zone allows cyclists and pedestrians alike to traverse much of Manhattan – starting with the various loops and paths within Central Park, down one of the grandest boulevards in the world, and then over the Brooklyn Bridge pedestrian path.

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LADOT Bike Blog Interviews CicLAvia

This week has had a flurry of CicLAvia news, with Mayor Villaraigosa’s press conference announcing the route for cicLAvia (also covered by Streetsblog and the LACBC blog) followed by the Mayor writing an article for the Huffington Post.  Before all of that, LADOT Bike Blog had the pleasure of speaking last weekend with Bobby Gadda and Stephen Villavaso, two of the organizers behind October’s upcoming CicLAvia event.

Bobby and Stephen, car free, at Gallery 727

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Following Up on a Busy Weekend; A Busy Week Ahead

LADOT Bike Blog immensely enjoyed ourselves at Park(ing) Day.  While we’ll give a wrap-up of what we did, we also want to clue you into events coming over the next few weeks.  There’s a lot going on and we wouldn’t want you miss any of it.  Park(ing) Day, cicLAvia, the Mayor’s continuing advocacy for bikes (both on the radio and a press conference), My Figueroa, Critical Mass, and the 2010 LA Bike Plan … all after the jump!

Just a good old-fashioned park(ing) space downtown

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