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Archive for September, 2007

September 26th, 2007 - 5:51 pm § in Entertainment

BAD 1.2 – Live Theatre Discount If You Ride Your Bike!

Our Bicycle ADventure is back in full swing. There are plenty of great theatre productions not to be missed! Sunday, September 30th and Sunday, Ocotber 14th the third incarnation of VOICES FROM CHORNOBYL is being performed at the Empty Stage Theatre along with a hilarious one-women show by Sally Ran[...]

September 26th, 2007 - 5:29 pm § in Entertainment

Global Inheritance Events This Week!

Thursday, September 27th, Public Displays of Affection – Series Two, is featuring Ladytron, Great Northern and DJ Taina at Hollywood & Highland. Your concert ticket is your Metro ticket. We went to the last one at Union Station and it was a blast. And it was so packed that a lot of people [...]

September 24th, 2007 - 3:58 pm § in Everything Bike & Metro

LA Metro Bus Driver Hits Cyclist, LAPD Handcuff Cyclist (and Wife!)

On Labor Day my husband was riding his bike home from the Ice Cream Social when a bus honked at him and squeezed him into the parked cars on Hollywood Boulevard. We encounter bad bus drivers on a daily basis and we also encounter good ones. We always take down the bus number, route info, […][...]

September 22nd, 2007 - 11:58 am § in Everything Bike & Metro

The Law Should be Stricter on Drivers!

For the second time in 10 days, a motorist was injured in a collision with a Gold Line train after crashing through lowered fiberglass crossing gates along the route between Los Angeles and Pasadena, raising anew the issue of safety along commuter lines running through heavily populated areas.The cr[...]

September 21st, 2007 - 10:21 am § in Community

Today is Park(ing) Day LA!

If you’re out and about today and see parks in parking spaces, there is a good explanation for it. Today is Park(ing) Day all over the world, where people convert parks for cars into parks for people. Park(ing) Day started with a group of cyclists in San Francisco in 2005 and within a year it [...]

September 9th, 2007 - 12:53 pm § in Everything Bike & Metro

Beverly Hills Cycling – a Hint of Optimism and a Dose of Reality!

Capt. Curtis of the Beverly Hills Police Department appeared before the BH Traffic Commission to address one issue, the “SUV vs. Cyclist” incident on August 21, 2007 that resulted in a citation for the cyclist and nothing for the motorist. Also in attendance were 8 local cyclists, none having me[...]

September 8th, 2007 - 8:25 am § in Entertainment

Free CANON Concert at Union Station on Saturday the 8th

To raise awareness of the dangers of global warming and pollution, Metro has partnered with LA-based rock band CANON to perform exclusively for Metro riders on Saturday, September 8th, 8 p.m. at Union Station. The concert is free to riders who present valid Metro tickets or passes. CANON will debut [...]

September 5th, 2007 - 3:40 pm § in Everything Bike & Metro

Beverly Hills Traffic Commission

On Thursday morning (September 6) we will join with other cyclists for a ride to the Beverly Hills Traffic Commission where we will address the Police Department and the Commission, urging them to provide equal access to all modes of travel and to provide cyclists with the full support of the law. W[...]

September 1st, 2007 - 9:12 pm § in Everything Bike & Metro

Beverly Hills Cop

A motorist on Wilshire Boulevard came to an intersection and found herself behind somebody who was preparing to turn left. Under normal conditions this would mean slowing down and waiting but since it was a cyclist, the motorist accelerated and screamed “Get out of the road!” The incident escala[...]