Driving back from the beach one day my car's top speed was often 10 mph. What should have taken 30 minutes took more than two hours. I knew I could cargo bike my two kids home faster and be exercising while doing it -- rather than atrophying in my car.
I've since joined the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition and the movement to help improve Los Angeles' bike and walk infrastructure which in turn could help Los Angeles' become more connected and more livable.
WE HAVE A CHANCE TO VOTE THIS FALL TO IMPROVE LA COUNTY'S MOBILITY WITH MEASURE M
WHAT IS MEASURE M?
Measure M, known as the “Los Angeles County Traffic Improvement Plan,” is a half-cent sales tax ballot measure that L.A. County residents have the opportunity to vote on this November. The measure will provide approximately $120 billion over 40 years for transportation projects. Of that money, over $4 billion is set aside for walking and biking. Measure M will give Los Angeles County its first sustained source of funding for walking and biking projects.
PLEDGE YES ON MEASURE M
Thursday I reported cars "gunning it" between stop signs in our neighborhood ------- using this tool that I found on the Vision Zero website, and I RECEIVED A PHONE CALL from LA DOT. The possibilities of a road study and installation of speed bumps were explained to me.
Vision Zero is a citywide initiative that makes safety the highest priority of our streets. VISION ZERO http://visionzero.lacity.org/
If you witness traffic related problems report them here:
Recently my family of four relocated to Los Feliz (Central LA) from Pasadena dropping down 800 ft. in elevation. Living in Franklin Hills of Los Feliz near the Rowena Road Diet, my two kids and I challenged ourselves to change at least one commuting habit a week. I feel our new community is ripe for positive change even though I often hear anti-bike people complaining about empty bike lanes that are wasting space. I want to prove them wrong.
Every Tuesday we need to commute 1.2 miles to join a school carpool. Using my BRIGHT ORANGE CARGO BIKE -- and extreme awareness -- we did it. We passed a family of four in bright orange safety vests who appeared to be biking to school. And four dudes on bikes. May that number of bike commuters keep rising.