Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 12:00am - Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 12:00pm
The Safe Routes to School National Partnership and Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition (LACBC) are partnersing through the Los Angeles County Active Transportation Collaborative to compete for a LA2050 grant that will change the narrative about mobility in LA County and lift up the voices of people who walk, ride a bike, and take transit.
If awarded, the project will highlight how people across Los Angeles County are currently traveling and support a shared vision of not only regional success for mobility, but empathy and compassion for travel needs of all users—all ages, abilities and income levels. These stories can reframe the narrative on mobility in LA by Angelenos themselves, from their own experiences and hopes. By infusing important transportation policy conversations with real experiences from people throughout the region, particularly in traditionally underserved communities like Central, South and East LA, the Gateway Cities and San Gabriel Valley, we hope to unite diverse perspectives around common themes and galvanize support for a transportation system that improves safety and independence for all.
Learn more about the project and vote here: http://myla2050live.maker.good.is/projects/LAGetsThere
Voting is open from September 2nd through September 16th.
Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 4:00pm - 9:00pm
Yesterday we learned that the L.A. County District Attorney's Office would not be pressing charges against the sheriff's deputy who struck and killed Milt Olin in Calabasas last December. The sheriff's deputy was typing on his mobile computer in his patrol car when he struck Olin at 48 miles per hour. Olin, a prominent entertainment attorney and former executive for Napster, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition, Yield to Life, and Ghost Bikes will host a ride and vigil for Milt Olin to call on the D.A. to revisit the investigation and consider pressing charges.
When: Wednesday, September 3
Schedule of events:
- 4:00 p.m. Meet at crash site (around 22532 Mulholland Hwy, Calabasas, CA 91302)
- 4:15 p.m. Moment of silence
- 4:30 p.m. Start ride
- 6:30 p.m. Leave from the L.A. Zoo parking lot (5333 Zoo Dr, Griffith Park, CA 90027). Other riders can meet up here.
- 7:30-8:00 p.m. Arrive at District Attorney's office (210 W Temple Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012)
- 8:00 p.m. Candlelight vigil
The public is invited to join us at the beginning, ride with us, join us for the vigil, or meet us at any point along the way (exact route to be determined).
Sunday, September 7, 2014 - 9:30am
Sunday Funday Ride Led by the Carson Bicycle Coalition
When: Sunday, September 7; meet at 9:30 a.m., ride at 10:00 a.m.
Where: Stevenson Park - 17400 Lysander Dr., Carson
Our next Sunday Funday ride will be led local chapter Carson Bicycle Coalition. The route will be a 13-mile tour through the Carson's hidden gems of past, present, and future. The tour will include a "Bikes-Eye View" of places like the Velodrome Cycling Arena at the Stub Hub Center, Cal State Dominguez Hills, the Goodyear Blimp, South Bay Pavilion Mall, the future sites of the Porsche Experience Driving Track and The Boulevards Shopping Center, the City Hall and Community Center, and a cross-section of a few Carson residential neighborhoods.
About Sunday Fundays: Sunday Funday Rides are free and open to LACBC members plus one guest. Interested in becoming a member? Sign up for membership online or become a member at the ride at a discounted price. You can join the Carson Bicycle Coalition when you sign up (for online membership, you'll be prompted after you sign up online), at no extra cost to you.
Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 11:00am - 1:00pm
"Just a quick note to say thanks so much for the class today. I just moved to LA from Minneapolis and navigating the traffic on my bike has been a bit intimating. Your class really helped me feel more confident. The ride home was great!" - class attendee, LACBC member.
This 2-hour workshop will provide you with basic information you can use to safely ride your bicycle on the streets of LA County. The workshop for LACBC members includes a booklet and LACBC materials you can take home with you. Instruction is classroom only - we will not be riding. Bringing your bicycle is optional.
- Proper helmet fit
- ABC Quick Check (checking your bicycle)
- Rules of the Road
- Riding Visibly & Predictably
- Traffic Principles for Bicyclists
When: Saturday, September 20, 2014; 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: LACBC Headquarters, Edison Room - 634 S. Spring Street, Los Angeles 90014
RSVP: RSVP is required. RSVP here.
This workshop is free for LACBC members only. Not a member? Become a member today.