Category Archives: riding

FlyAway home

On the FlyAway to LAX for the second time in a week, which travels high above South LA using our new 110 ExpressLanes. While I can’t speak to their congestion-relieving qualities specifically, the route sure does afford some lovely views. More photos on … Continue reading

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A meeting of the feet

This past weekend I was lucky enough to participate in a retreat with the other steering committee members of Los Angeles Walks, the pedestrian advocacy group I joined last year. Walking can be a very solitary activity, and I’ve realized … Continue reading

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Why the BeltLine is better than the High Line

I spent a little over 24 hours in a gloriously crisp Atlanta, Georgia last week to speak at the Portfolio Center, the creative school I spent two years at over a decade(!) ago. And while I was there I was … Continue reading

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Making bike-friendliness official

Last weekend I finally got to ride the new improvements on Yucca Street that make it the city’s first bike-friendly street. In my story for the LA Weekly, I note how planners and engineers used anecdotal evidence from cyclists like me … Continue reading

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Rolling on the LA River

It was 90 degrees at 10:00 a.m. when I stepped off the Orange Line in Van Nuys. A perfect day for the beach, as one might say in L.A., or for the pool, or for positioning yourself directly beneath those … Continue reading

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LA’s original subway

Update 3/15: According to Metro 417 the tunnels are now condemned and no longer available for touring of any kind—please do not contact them. By now almost everyone knows (I hope!) that LA has a subway system. But did you know … Continue reading

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Riding on the Expo

The Expo Line opened this past weekend, and while I didn’t get back in town in time for the opening celebrations (or free fares!) I did get to ride it as part of a press preview a few weeks back. … Continue reading

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Riding the rails

Today I was very, very lucky to be invited on a preview ride of the new Expo Line that runs from downtown to Culver City. The line opens April 28 and I almost can’t believe it’s happening—I’ve been writing about … Continue reading

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Los Angeles Walks!

This past weekend, a 24-year-old woman was fatally struck by a car as she crossed a street in my neighborhood. Although there are far too many accidents like this in LA, they always feel removed from my day-to-day life, like … Continue reading

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Sunset Triangle hit and run

Well, this is sad. This morning, Bruce Chan tipped me to possible vandalism or an accident at the Sunset Triangle, everyone’s favorite acid-washed polka-dot plaza. When I got there, some DOT folks were on the scene surveying the half-dozen tipped … Continue reading

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