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Leave Paris?????

Posted May 31, 2011 by | 0 Comments | ]

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

Posted May 30, 2011 by | 0 Comments | ]

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 »

Bikes Make Life Better-Steve Herbert’s Series Continues!

Posted May 29, 2011 by | 0 Comments | ]

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!!!!SUNDAY DUI Checkpoints for Memorial Day Weekend 2011

Posted May 28, 2011 by | 0 Comments | ]

.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…

Update 11:59pm
DUI checkpoint in Palmdale on Palmdale Blvd somewhere between 9th St E and 11th St E
Update 11:24pm
Agoura Hills checkpoint on Thousand Oaks Bl and Kanan Rd
Long Beach DUI checkpoint on Artesia and Alondra
Update 10:38pm
Hearing that the …

405 construction »

The 405 completely CLOSED for a whole WEEKEND – Countdown to the Closure

Posted May 27, 2011 by | 0 Comments | ]

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 …

Bicycles, Shortcuts »

Bike Week LA

Posted May 18, 2011 by | 0 Comments | ]

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

Posted May 17, 2011 by | 0 Comments | ]

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 »

Bike to Work? I Want to But How!?! Steve has the ANSWERS!

Posted May 14, 2011 by | 0 Comments | ]

Steve Herbert

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 …

Bicycles, Buses »

UPDATE!!! Bike To Work Week – Steve Herbert Rides and Rides and Rides…How About You?

Posted May 12, 2011 by | 0 Comments | ]

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 …

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Bike To Work Week – Steve Herbert Rides and Rides and Rides…How About You?

Posted May 11, 2011 by | 0 Comments | ]


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 …