Category Archives: Bike Advocacy

Whose Streets? Our Streets!

I had planned to ride the much touted and controversial Crash Marathon Bicycle Ride at 4:30 am. However laziness prevailed and I decided to stay close to home and watch the 29th Annual Los Angeles Marathon in my hood. The … Continue reading

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Virgil Begins the New Year on a Diet

I travel across Virgil nearly everyday (or as much as my laziness allows) to a workout class. Again I’m trying to start the new year with the obligatory resolutions like ‘lose weight’ and ‘get into shape.’ My desire to work … Continue reading

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Unequal Access

  “Power concedes nothing without a demand. Never did and it never will.” –Frederick Douglas In 1965 African Americans in Montgomery, Alabama walked across the Edmund Pettus bridge to protest for equal access to jobs, housing, citizenship and to be … Continue reading

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That 70’s Show

I’m not a TV watcher, but lately I’ve been watching Columbo and the Sixth Sense, shows from the seventies. I find myself looking at the styles – the clothing, the hair, the makeup – the landscapes, and the skyline of Los … Continue reading

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An Infestation in Triangle Park

When you see a roach in your kitchen, you hope there’s only one, and that it will go away on its own and you ignore it. Only…. next week you find seven more scrambling across the counter or floor when … Continue reading

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Every Lane is a Bike Lane

A few years back when Los Angeles began to paint sharrows on streets, I remembered the excitement when they put paint on the ground for Fountain Avenue, affectionately known as Fountain Freeway or &@!%ing Fountain. I was elated with the … Continue reading

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Rowena’s on a Diet–New bike lanes on Rowena Blvd.

I received an email from Alek Bartrosouf of the LA County Bike Coalition stating that Rowena Blvd., one of the more notorious stretches of fast moving traffic in Silverlake, had undergone a road diet.  Anytime I hear the word diet … Continue reading

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