Archive for May, 2008

May 14th, 2008 - 1:53 am § in Everything Bike & Metro

A Little Help For Those Who Want to Ride a Bike

What are the benefits or riding? Amongst other things: Less pollution – Every gallon of gasoline we burn creates about 20 pounds of climate change-causing CO2. Shaping up – Casual biking burns about 173 calories per hour. Saving your money – A typical U.S. family spends nearly $8,0[...]

May 10th, 2008 - 8:00 am § in Everything Bike & Metro

Bike Instead of Work Day

May 12-16, 2008 is celebrated around the country as Bike to Work Week and on Thursday, May 15, 2008, local cyclists will converge on Hollywood and Western in a demonstration of cycling solidarity. The Hollywood and Western Pit Stop is hosted by illuminateLA and will offer refreshments, swag and enco[...]

May 5th, 2008 - 9:30 pm § in Community

Earthquake Safety Tips – Part 1

The information on this page is from materials created by the Emergency Survival Program (ESP) in 2006, and based on “The Seven Steps to Earthquake Safety” in the handbook, Putting Down Roots in Earthquake Country. Secure it now! Reducing and/or eliminating hazards throughout your home, [...]

May 1st, 2008 - 10:13 pm § in Everything Bike & Metro

24-Hour Service at Metro on Weekends? – NOT TRUE!

I have been fooled by metroRiderLA. The article on April 1st was a spoof and I fell for it. Sorry for any confusion and any false excitement. Maybe we can all lobby the Metro to really make this dream come true. Write to Customer Service at and tell them that having a lat[...]