Category Archives: walking

Footnotes, the new publication from Los Angeles Walks

Over a year ago I told you about a Kickstarter I was participating in to raise money for LA’s first-ever pedestrian campaign through Los Angeles Walks, where I’ve been a steering committee member for several years. As part of that … Continue reading

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A transit map for drinking

Behold, Thrillist’s Metro Drinking Map, which has been making the rounds on Twitter over the last few weeks. It seems pretty intuitive—drink your way through Los Angeles, unfettered by automobiles—but here are the official rules™: One bar per station, 10 … Continue reading

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Celebrate my Streetsie with a walk in Echo Park

A few months ago I was named Journalist of the Year by Streetsblog LA, an awesome site that advocates for complete streets, pedestrian safety, bike infrastructure, transit improvements—basically all the things I believe will make a better LA. This Saturday, I’m … Continue reading

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The “not a good place for a bar crawl” bar crawl

“Los Angeles is not what you would call a bar town, and for all the obvious reasons. The region covers almost 5,000 square miles. While public transit does exist there — and taxis and Uber are thriving — it is … Continue reading

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The Big Parade: You can do it!

It’s time! The routes and timetables have been posted for this year’s Big Parade, almost certainly the best urban hike on the planet. At least in LA. As I told the Daily News in an article about this year’s event: … Continue reading

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The quintessential LA street

I snapped this shot the other day during CicLAvia as I was walking on 5th Street (which is a pretty darn magical street) near Irving in Windsor Circle. To me, this represents the quintessential (and perhaps stereotypical) LA street, fringed … Continue reading

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A Walker in D.F.

I was lucky enough to find myself in Mexico City earlier this month to speak at the pedestrian advocacy conference Ciudad Péaton. While there, I fell in love. Mexico City is like nowhere else on earth in that it’s both … Continue reading

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Ed Begley Jr. wins the Oscars

Celebrities are always trying to show us how they care about the environment with their fancy Ford Prii, but eco-warrior Ed Begley Jr. (and my walking/biking/bus riding hero) just bested them all: He rode the subway to the Academy Awards tonight. … Continue reading

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East of What

It’s a debate as old as time. Or at least as old as Intelligentsia. Some people insist upon calling a large swath of Los Angeles “the Eastside,” which other people don’t think is actually “the Eastside.” This debate has raged … Continue reading

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#25daysofchristmaslights

Happy December! I’m snapping a photo of Christmas lights every evening until the big night. I did this last year and it was one of the highlights of the holiday season. But this year I’ve got a #HASHTAG. I thought … Continue reading

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