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L.A. Can Be the Future of Cities

Joel Epstein | Posted 10.19.2015 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Future of Cities is a civic initiative that aims to reinvigorate the involvement of civic leaders in creating a vibrant, cutting edge future for Los Angeles. Given our size and enduring economic inequality, we are indeed a city that needs to better marry vision, leadership and results to fulfill L.A.'s ambitions and achieve our potential.

How The Decline Of Cars Is Changing Cities For The Better

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 10.16.2015 | Business

Cars have ruled American cities for decades, with planners working to simplify driving and parking by routing freeways through downtowns, widening st...

Why A Black Church Says Bike Lanes Could Violate Their Religious Freedom

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 10.15.2015 | Black Voices

Several media outlets ran headlines this week stating that a Washington, D.C. church opposes new bike lanes on the grounds that the lanes would ...

Transit Envy and Other Thoughts on Making L.A. the City It Can Be

Joel Epstein | Posted 10.13.2015 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Al Selvin knew a great city, train line, bike path, restaurant and musician when he saw it. I hope we will continue to make L.A. a city worthy of his blessed memory.

Moving Los Angeles

Joel Epstein | Posted 09.07.2015 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Changes in the way we think about mobility is continuing to happen in Los Angeles because the old models of moving people around the region are severely limited and are not doing the trick for a growing number of us.

Dear Tourists of New York

Jamie Silverman | Posted 08.09.2015 | New York
Jamie Silverman

I know that you're all used to me writing blogs about dating but I'm taking a brief respite to write a blog about another topic that provides an equally endless source of frustration in my life -- biking in New York City.

Westwood is for Bikes Too

Joel Epstein | Posted 07.31.2015 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Dear Paul: LA City Councilman Paul Koretz that is. Say it ain't so! How sobering to read in the LA Times and The Daily Bruin that you now not only op...

How to Curb Aggressive Cyclists? Maybe It's Time for Bike Licenses

Starre Vartan | Posted 07.09.2015 | Green
Starre Vartan

I support more bike lanes, better bike infrastructure, and all that comes with considering bikes in urban and suburban streets, and I have voted for and financially supported campaigns to do just that. But as bikes proliferate (yay!) in our urban centers and more cities become bike-friendly, I've noticed that the behavior of people on bikes seems to be declining.

CicLAvia Works

Joel Epstein | Posted 06.05.2015 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

It's hard to run a city like Los Angeles. It's a town with lots of competing perspectives on everything from the best taco truck and ramen place to the role of our streets and sidewalks. Tacos and ramen though are easy. Ask people about the streets and it can get ugly.

Traffic Patterns in This Community Showcase the Urgency of Making a Safe Way for Cyclists to Share the Road -- Before Anyone Else Gets Hurt

Agatha Beins | Posted 06.07.2015 | Impact
Agatha Beins

Many cities have transformed their roads to increase pedestrian and cyclist safety. What started as an experiment in Times Square in 2009 has become permanent.

Cars Don't Shop

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.27.2015 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

In a lively conversation, the two transportation leaders spent the night riffing on how the streets and public spaces revolution happened in New York and elsewhere and what might be in store for Los Angeles on Reynolds' watch.

CicLAvia Means Business

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.23.2015 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

CicLAvia in the San Fernando Valley was another testament to Los Angeles at its best. Once again, LA's longest block party has won over communities where the closing of major streets would have been unthinkable just a few years ago.

Are Bicycles Part of the Third Way in Los Angeles?

Joel Epstein | Posted 04.22.2015 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

In presenting programs like Shifting Gears: Bicycle Mobility on the Westside, WUF serves an important purpose bringing together business people and government and non-profit leaders with the ability to advance forward looking land-use and planning agendas in a town not always known for being visionary.

World's First Solar-Powered Bike Lane Installed In The Netherlands

City Lab | John Metcalfe | Posted 11.10.2014 | Green

This story was originally published by City Lab and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. It's tough to make cycling a...

Westwood Boulevard Should Be a Great Street -- With Bicycle Lanes

Linda Sarna, PhD, RN, FAAN | Posted 01.07.2015 | Los Angeles
Linda Sarna, PhD, RN, FAAN

Reducing our car dependency will play a major role in improving the quality of life in our great city, and highly traveled streets like Westwood Boulevard can set the example for streets that facilitate zero-emission transportation options of cycling and walking.

When Will NYC Crack Down on Reckless Cyclists?

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 11.22.2014 | New York
Sanjay Sanghoee

Yes, not all cyclists are maniacs but the overall biking culture in NYC has become stupidly aggressive and chaotic, and that won't change until we confront the problem honestly.

Brooklyn and the Nation's Oldest Bike Path

Cody Lyon | Posted 11.10.2014 | New York
Cody Lyon

From Gowanus, once I'd made my way up the hill of Park slope, into the park, and pedaled around half the loop, I found the Parkway and its bike path on the eastern side.

The Perils of Biking in Manhattan... and L.A.

Jack Skelley | Posted 10.04.2014 | Los Angeles
Jack Skelley

Biking in Manhattan is a contact sport. It includes confronting cabbies and dodging pedestrians (who in welcome ways have a supremacy of the street). It demands nano-second reflexes, a sense of daring and nerves stronger than your bike frame.

How Bicycling Improves City Life for Everyone

Jay Walljasper | Posted 09.16.2014 | Green
Jay Walljasper

You can see big changes happening across America as communities from Fairbanks to St. Petersburg transform their streets into appealing places for people, not just cars and trucks.

Hawaii's Bike Lanes Gain Traction | Posted 03.10.2014 | Hawaii

On a rainy evening, Jeff Mikulina was biking up Punahou Street near Central Union Church when a car whizzed by him so close that the driver hit him wi...

5X: Inside the Goals of PeopleForBikes

Tim Blumenthal | Posted 01.15.2014 | Green
Tim Blumenthal

Better bicycling means different things to different people in different places. For some, it's all about safe bike commutes and short trips; for othe...

Decycling: Can L.A. Be A Bike City?

Jack Skelley | Posted 02.18.2014 | Los Angeles
Jack Skelley

Los Angeles has a long way to go before catching the worldwide bike boom. In L.A.'s atomized political realm, one city council district may be ahead of the curve, while another is hitting the brakes.

The Gorilla in the Room

Tim Blumenthal | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Tim Blumenthal

When a moving 4,000-pound car hits a moving 25-pound bike, the outcome is always ugly. When a 180-pound bike rider slaps the hood of a nearby car in frustration, the outcome is usually ugly, too (though hardly of the same magnitude as a collision).

Man Uses 'Water Bike' To Commute Across San Francisco Bay & Hudson River

Posted 10.06.2013 | Green

It's not an accident that most major metropolises are situated on or near bodies of water. Cities like New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles all boa...

Life in the Green Lane: 21st Century Biking

Jay Walljasper | Posted 11.11.2013 | Green
Jay Walljasper

We need something like this in the U.S., I told everyone when I got back home. Impossible, people would tell me. Special bike lanes are strictly a European thing that would never fit in our newer, auto-dominated cities