Articles from May 2011
Public Transportation, Shortcuts »
But alas, home beckons i.e., no more money.
Airports are so different now, not just being violated by TSA, but also how people pass the time while they wait for a plane…
… and on the plane….
Though there is this one thing, that makes me feel almost great about coming home to Thousand Oaks.
Buses, Public Transportation »
Metro Board Votes to Reduce the Price of the Day Pass and to Make It Available on TAP Cards Sold Aboard Buses
Photo from Go Los Angeles
Last week the Metro Board voted to lower the price of the Metro Day Pass from $6 to $5 beginning Aug. 1 and to make the Day Pass available on TAP cards sold on buses at the same time. The new program is part of a 1-year test to determine whether the price roll back and convenience changes will …
Bicycles, Public Transportation, Shortcuts »
Photo from Funny Fridays Blogspot
Someone reminded me the other day that in spite of all the good reasons there are for riding a bike, the REAL reason we do it is RIDING IS FUN!!!
I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve observed stressed out, frustrated drivers completely loosing it with one another over some slight when I’m out on a bike. Last week …
DUI Checkpoints, Shortcuts »
.UPDATE 2:30 pm 5/29
No new checkpoints found but confirmed the one in Northridge on Reseda southbound before Nordhoff…
no DUI checkpoints announced but roving saturation patrols are a possibility…
DUI checkpoint in Palmdale on Palmdale Blvd somewhere between 9th St E and 11th St E
Agoura Hills checkpoint on Thousand Oaks Bl and Kanan Rd
Long Beach DUI checkpoint on Artesia and Alondra
Hearing that the …
405 construction »
Countdown to the Closure
Extended 53-Hour Closure of I-405 Freeway Between U.S. 101 and I-10 Planned in Mid-July for Mulholland Bridge Demolition Work
Los Angeles, Calif. – Plan Ahead, Avoid The Area, Or Stay Home. That’s the message public safety officials are sending to the public in anticipation of a planned 10-mile, 53-hour closure of the I-405 freeway between the U.S. 101 and I-10 on …
LA Bike week gets off to a soggy start!
While out helping my wife setup a polling place early this morning, I noted several cyclists out riding in the rain. While I respect their efforts, I try to avoid riding the wet streets as I don’t have a bike with fenders or appropriate rain gear to do so without making a …
405 construction »
405 CLOSURES A full schedule of work tonight includes 37 closures, with the majority taking place in the Wilshire Segment. 5/17/11
Photo from Bp2
Sepulveda Bl reduced by one lane each direction, Bel Air Crest to Getty northbound off-ramp, 8pm to 6am, for utilities work.
Tue, May 17, 12:39 PM PDT
Northbound on-ramp from Getty Center Dr closed from 7pm to 6am for utilities work.
Tue, May 17, 12:38 PM PDT
Southbound off-ramp to Skirball Center Dr closed from 7pm …
Bicycles, Buses, Public Transportation, Shortcuts, Tipshare »
Logistics are the things that stand in the way between wanting to ride & actually doing it. Here’s some of the top things I’ve dealt with which may help you too.
The Route: Several people replied to our first post that the commute is too far, has too many cars traveling too fast & or are too hilly.
It’s important not to …
Ok it’s movie time!!!
Here’s a few short fun videos related to biking which hopefully will open your eyes a bit more to the world of commuting by bike.
First off, a short video from UCLA highlighting two who commute to UCLA by bike…one through Venice, Santa Monica & WLA, the other from the Pico Union district. There are some lessons to …
Bicycles, Buses, Public Transportation, Shortcuts »
My name is Steve Herbert and I’m the Chief Engineer at KCRW. For the past year I’ve become a low level bicycle commuter activist, encouraging my friends and co-workers to consider cycling as a method of commuting. I’ve been riding to work for the past 3 years, originally as a way to sneak in some bike time while training for triathlons after being brought …