Media Contacts

Erik Jansen, Interim Executive Direcotr, Deputy Executive Director of Advancement:, 213-629-2142 ext. 112

Dana Variano, Communications Director:, 213-629-2142 ext. 116


LACBC Releases & Advisories

Operation Firefly Launches Sixth Season with Kickoff Event Featuring Councilmember Nury Martinez in Van Nuys (November 7, 2017)

Operation Firefly Media Advisory (November 2, 2017)

Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition Names Erik Jansen New Executive Director (September 25, 2017)

Over 300 Volunteers Tally Number of People Walking and Biking in Fifth Los Angeles Bike and Pedestrian Count Presented by Metro (September 20, 2017) 

Statement on Los Angeles Transportation Committee Meeting on Local Return (March 30, 2017)

Long Beach Starts Return To The 17th Annual Los Angeles River Ride on June 4th (March 29, 2017)

Statement on Defeat of Measure S and Measure H Passage (March 8, 2017)

Statement on No on Measure S (February 9, 2017)

Statement on Los Angeles Vision Zero Action Plan (January 30, 2017)

Report: L.A.’s Most Popular Streets Also Most Unsafe (November 17, 2016)

LACBC Executive Director to Receive National Award from the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals (August 26, 2016)

Statement on Removal of Westwood and Central from Mobility Plan 2035 (May 11, 2016)

Over 500 Volunteers Tally Number of People Walking and Biking in Fourth Los Angeles Bike and Pedestrian Count (September 16, 2015)

Statement on Mobility Plan 2035 (August 14, 2015)

Statement on Bicycle Fatality on North Figueroa Street (June 26, 2015)

2,500 Bicyclists To Participate in 15th Annual Los Angeles River Ride this Sunday (June 24, 2015)

LACBC Celebrates Bike Week 2015 with Focus on Safety for All Low-Income Riders (May 11, 2015)


LACBC in the News - Online & Print          


A Brief Interview With New Bike Coalition Head Erik Jansen (Streetsblog LA, September 26, 2017)

LA counts bicyclists and pedestrians amid national slowdown in biking growth (KPCC, September 25, 2017)

Volunteers Stationed All Over The City Count Number Of People Walking And Bicycling (LA West Media, September 20, 2017)

LA County Ramps Up Safer Streets for Walking and Biking (Voices for Healthy Kids, September 12, 2017)

LA River Ride Will Return to Seaside Long Beach Start (Long Beach Press-Telegram, March 29, 2017)

Long Beach Starts Are Back for the 17th Annual Los Angeles River Ride in June (Long Beach Post, March 29, 2017)

In Defeating Measure S, Did LA Vote for Denser, Taller Buildings? (Curbed LA, March 9, 2017)

Why Did LA voters Take a Wrecking Ball to Measure S? (Daily News, March 8, 2017)

Cyclists Should Vote No on Measure S (Los Angeles Times, March 1, 2017)

How Los Angeles Plans to Make Its Streets Less Deadly (Curbed LA, January 26, 2017)



2017 Wishes: What Are Your Hopes for the New Year? (KPCC, December 30, 2016)

A Missing Black Political Conversation on Climate Change (Philadelphia Examiner, December 26, 2016)

LACBC 2015 Bike Count Results: Observed Bicycling Down Slightly (Streetsblog Los Angeles, November 18, 2016)

O’Farrell Helps Light the Night with Bike Safety Group (Beverly Press, November 30, 2016)

Planning While Black: How Cities Can Design for All (Curbed, October 26, 2016)

Tamika Butler Is on an Inclusive Mobility Mission in L.A. (Next City, September 6, 2016)

Vision Zero's Troubling Blind Spot (City Lab, September 1, 2016)

LACBC’s Tamika Butler Honored by Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals (Streetsblog Los Angeles, August 30, 2016)

Her Husband Was Killed by a Distracted Driver, Here’s What She Did about It (Daily News, July 13, 2016)

Is LA's New Bike-Share Affordable Enough for Low-Income Riders? (KCRW's Press Play with Madeleine Brand, July 6, 2016)

The Ovarian Psycos Are Taking Back Boyle Heights One Ride at a Time (LA Weekly, July 5, 2016)

It’s Time for Cycling Advocates to Stop Ignoring People of Color (Spoke Magazine, June 19, 2016)

How to Ride the Entire Los Angeles River (Daily News, June 9, 2016)

KTLA Morning News Covers the Los Angeles River Ride (KTLA, June 6, 2016)

3 Questions with Tamika Butler, Executive Director of the Los Angeles Bicycle Coalition (People for Bikes, May 31, 2016)

Will 2016 Be More Deadly for Southern California Bicyclists than Years Past? (Daily Breeze, May 28, 2016)

Philadelphia to Host Advocates for Equitable Bike-Share (Next City, May 23, 2016)

When Can a Bicycle Take the Entire Lane? (KPCC The Ride, May 20, 2016)

Cyclists to Ride in Silence to Raise Awareness about Bike Safety (Daily News, May 17, 2016)

Can You Ditch Your Car in 2016 L.A.? (Fox 11 News, May 16, 2016)

SCV Cycling Fans Meet to Watch the Amgen Tour of California Kickoff (Signal SCV, May 15, 2016)

Activists Call for More Bike and Pedestrian Projects in Metro $120 Billion Spending Plan (KPCC, March 24, 2016)

#DamienTalks 33: Award Winning Advocacy Campaigns and Safe Mobility with LACBC (Streetsblog California, March 15, 2016)

2016 Advocacy Award Winners Announced (Alliance for Biking & Walking, March 8, 2016)

L.A. County Bike Advocates Nominated For National Awards (Streetsblog Los Angeles, March 4, 2016)

Operation Firefly Shines a Light on Night-time Bicycle Safety (The Burbank Leader, March 2, 2016)

Walk Bike Glendale Volunteers Provide a Safety Boost to Cycling Commuters (Glendale News Press, February 26, 2016)

The (Open) Minded Road (Delta Sky Magazine, February 2016)

Congratulations! The 2015 Streetsie Winners Are… (Streetsblog Los Angeles, January 6, 2016)



2015 Streetsies: Vote for Advocate of the Year (Streetsblog Los Angeles, December 30, 2015)

LA County’s First Bike-sharing Program Comes to Santa Monica (KCRW's Design & Architecture, November 11, 2015)

What to Expect at Today’s City Council Committee Meeting on Mobility 2035 Plan (KPCC Airtalk, November 10, 2015)

Beyond City Limits: Los Angeles Advocates Work to Build Capacity, Leadership and Equity in LA's Southeast Cities (American Bicyclist, Fall 2015)

Women Bike, Women Lead: League mini-grants produce new toolkits (American Bicyclist, Fall 2015)

Why a Nebraska Native Biked to the Emmys with a 'Mad Men' Nominee (Omaha World-Herald, September 22, 2015)

The Ride of Way: A View of Los Angeles from a Bicycle Seat (Los Angeles Magazine, September 21, 2015)

'Mad Men' Producer Leads Big Bike Ride to the Emmys (The Hollywood Reporter, September 21, 2015)

A Ride to the Emmys (Momentum Magazine, September 18, 2015)

Los Angeles Bike and Pedestrian Count Kicks Off (KPCC, September 14, 20015)

Mode Shift: LACBC and the Groundbreaking Mobility Plan 2035 (Alliance for Biking & Walking, August 24, 2015)

Garcetti Signs Vision Zero Directive to End L.A. Traffic Deaths by 2025 (Streetsblog Los Angeles, August 24, 2015)

City, County Leaders’ Moves on Transportation, Incarceration Mark Paradigm Shift for Region (KPCC AirTalk, August 12, 2015)

Westwood Bike Lane Proposal Ignites Strong Feelings on Both Sides (Los Angeles Times, July 21, 2015)

My Interview with Tamika Butler: Equity and Social Justice Are Rallying Cries for LACBC’s New Leader (Streetsblog Los Angeles, April 15, 2015)

Bikes, Trains and Automobiles: Getting around in LA, Then and Now (KPCC Airtalk, April 1, 2015)

Bikes, Buses, and Trains (This Is the City Podcast, March 25, 2015)

Legislator Sees Safety in Adult Helmet Law; Cyclists See Mostly Harm (Los Angeles Times, March 9, 2015)

Operation Firefly: Giving Out Lights for Ten Nights in Long Beach (Longbeachize, March 9, 2015)

Here's What You Don't Know About Bike Laws (KPCC Take Two, March 3, 2015)

Are Bicycles Part of the Third Way in Los Angeles? (Huffington Post, February 20, 2015)

Bike Advocates Want Riders to See the Light (The Eastsider LA, January 30, 2015)

Metro Moving into the Bike-sharing Business in L.A., Pasadena (L.A. Daily News, January 25, 2015)

Operation Firefly Distributes Free Lights to Bicycle Commuters in Long Beach (Long Beach Post, January 12, 2015)



Getting a Firm Grasp on L.A.'s Bicycling Data (Los Angeles Times, December 10, 2015)

Biking and Walking Likely to Be Major Issues in Spring City Elections (Los Angeles Times, November 10, 2014)

Cyclists Caught Without Night Lights Get a Gift and Good Advice (Daily News, November 6, 2014)

"Mad Men" Writer Rides Bicycle to Emmys (NBC Los Angeles, August 25, 2014)

Emmys: Meet the Nominee Biking an Hour and a Half to the Red Carpet (The Hollywood Reporter, August 24, 2014)

Bike Week 2014 Kick-Off, LACBC Reports Bike Counts Are Up (Streetsblog Los Angeles, May 12, 2014)

LA Bike Week: Is Cycling in Los Angeles Getting Any Safer? (KPCC Take Two, May 12, 2014)

Survey: More Angelenos Are Biking But Most Of Them Aren't Women (LAist, May 12, 2014)

Hit-and-run Victim Damian Kevitt Finishes His Bike Ride (KPCC Off-Ramp, May 2, 2014)

LA's 2,043 Annual Bike Accidents on a Single Map (KPCC Take Two, April 15, 2014)



Holiday Food for Thought: A Better Way to Bike Share? (Streetsblog Los Angeles, December 20, 2013)

Jóvenes Sin Hogar en LA Reciben Bicicletas Eléctricas (La Opinion, December 14, 2013)

Fear and Loathing and Cycling in L.A.: Tales of a Bike Commuter (Los Angeles Times, November 19, 2013)

L.A. Streets Aren't Safe Enough for Cyclists, But We're Getting There (Los Angeles Times, November 4, 2013)

Bike Sharing in Los Angeles: Great Idea or Accident Waiting to Happen? (KPCC AirTalk, June 27, 2013)

Jennifer Klausner: The Pedal Pusher (L.A. Weekly, May 13, 2013)

Let There Be Light: Operation Firefly Lands in South L.A. (Streetsblog Los Angeles, December 14, 2012)

Los Angeles Lives by Car, but Learns to Embrace Bikes (New York Times, May 19, 2012)

Add a Green Buffered Bike Lane and Number of Cyclists Explode (Streetsblog Los Angeles, May 11, 2012)

The Carmageddon Tweet that Cost Skateboard Company $7,000 (L.A. Now, July 21, 2011)

7th Street to Get a Bicycle-friendly Makeover (KPCC, April 26, 2011)

LACBC’s Sleek New Video Promotes Bike Lanes on 7th Street (Streetsblog Los Angeles, May 25, 2011)

LACBC Bike Counts: Strong Relationship Between Infrastructure and Riders on the Road (Streetsblog Los Angeles, March 16, 2010)


LACBC in the News - Video

Operation Firefly Distributes 2000 Bike Lights in Los Angeles County (Video from Councilmember Joe Buscaino's Office, February 15, 2015)

Operation Firefly at Vermont and Santa Monica with LAPD Central Traffic Division (Video from LAPD Central Traffic Division, January 15, 2015)

Operation Firefly Interviews (Video from OwlDolly, November 14, 2014)

Emmy Nominee Tom Smuts of Mad Men Bikes 17 Miles to the 2014 Emmy Awards (Video from Branimir Kvartuc, August 25, 2014)


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