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11
Aug
2010
Sidewalk Bicycle Rules Around L.A. PDF E-mail
Public Stuff - Bike Stuff
The LA DOT Bikes Blog has a nicely researched article on the legal status of sidewalk riding around Los Angeles. Read more about it at their site, but here's the short notes for the attention-span challenged out there.

Sidewalk Riding is allowed

  • LA City
  • West Hollywood (with extra rules)
  • Burbank (though quite unclear)
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18
May
2010
On Bike Routes and Separate Facilities PDF E-mail
Public Stuff - Bike Stuff

("Where Else Am I Supposed to Ride?", came the Facebook thread) ... there are plenty of routes available, we just have to change this CRAZY notion that they're only for cars. The argument for special facilities for cyclists is a delusion created by our car culture. It is a "separate but equal" mindset that is just as false as the racist mentality that popularized the phrase.

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28
Apr
2010
How to Dress for Commuting PDF E-mail
Public Stuff - Bike Stuff

Here's a gret list of the basics of bike commuting, from Dottie @ Let's Go Ride A Bike

 

  1. If the weather is hot, leave your tie, hosiery, jacket at work.
  2. If the weather is freezing, layer sensibly as I discuss here.
  3. If you wear pants, secure your cuff from hungry chains and crank arms, unless you want your fine Brooks Brothers suit ripped (sob).
  4. If you get hot while riding and want to remove your jacket, roll it before placing it in your pannier or basket to prevent wrinkling.
  5. Take it slow and steady.  No need to race the yoga-pant and lycra crowd.
 
28
Apr
2010
Ray LaHood for President PDF E-mail
Public Stuff - Bike Stuff

 

 

 

 

Ray LaHood, government official, makes sense on tape.

 
20
Apr
2010
Current Time PDF E-mail
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