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Clinton & Measure M

Joel Epstein | Posted 11.01.2016 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

With a bit more than a week to go before election day, I made the pilgrimage to Nevada to canvass for Hillary Clinton. This election, there is nothing more important that putting Clinton in the White House and putting to bed America's orange menace.

It Takes A Village To Clean the City

Joel Epstein | Posted 10.18.2016 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

This is the golden age of data, right? We're using the internet of things including our phones to run our lives. So why are L.A.'s streets still so ...

La Kretz is L.A.'s HP Garage

Joel Epstein | Posted 10.09.2016 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Look out Mountain View and Cupertino, La Kretz Innovation Campus in the Arts District is closing hard. La Kretz is L.A.'s HP Garage. It is the plac...

Back in Graduate School at Cities for Tomorrow

Joel Epstein | Posted 07.27.2016 | New York
Joel Epstein

These are curious times. In Cleveland last week there was a strange gathering celebrating a narcissistic nativist who doesn't have a nice thing to say...

Except at CicLAvia, L.A.'s Streets Are No Work of Art

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.17.2016 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

It is only Tuesday but it is shaping up to be another great week in L.A. The transformational L.A. happening, CicLAvia Southeast Cities is on the book...

A Streetcar Named Santa Monica

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.11.2016 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

A Streetcar Named Santa Monica? OK, not exactly. It's actually something better. A light rail line from downtown Los Angeles to within blocks of the...

Arbor Day in South LA

Joel Epstein | Posted 03.12.2016 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

I don't know whether the County seeded the clouds like they did last week to cause yesterday's downpour but it sure made today's tree planting easier....

L.A. Can Be the Future of Cities

Joel Epstein | Posted 10.19.2016 | 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.

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

Joel Epstein | Posted 10.13.2016 | 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 08.11.2016 | 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.

CicLAvia Works

Joel Epstein | Posted 06.04.2016 | 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.

The ABCs of Los Angeles Metro

Joel Epstein | Posted 06.26.2015 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

That is what we need to do. Always be closing on our transit improvements and with Washington where our tax dollars are kept. Renaming our transit lines is small ball and a distraction compared to the construction and other work at hand.

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.

L.A.Drivers: Slow the Eff Down!

Jack Skelley | Posted 06.17.2014 | Los Angeles
Jack Skelley

Starting on September 16, of this year, California drivers must keep their cars at least three feet away from bikes they pass on the street. The law is bound to increase the friction between bikes and cars.

Learning Los Angeles: Aaron Paley Founder of CicLAvia, "I'm So Excited About Living Here!"

Cathy Weiss | Posted 05.28.2014 | Los Angeles
Cathy Weiss

Aaron Paley of CicLAvia is a San Fernando Valley kid who knew there was more to LA than his suburban neighborhood. He grew up organizing family festi...

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.

Six Picks for the Week Ahead from The Family Savvy

Sarah Bowman | Posted 12.02.2013 | Los Angeles
Sarah Bowman

Community-based initiatives abound this weekend -- the citywide reading initiative "What Ever Happened to Moby Dick?" continues with a performance at The Broad Stage and CicLAvia returns to downtown on Sunday.

'This Is Our Dream CicLAvia'

2012-10-07-4.png | Posted 06.20.2013 | Los Angeles

This story comes courtesy of Streetsblog LA. By Damien Newton If there are two complaints people have with CicLAvia they are, in order of how o...

6 Picks for the Week Ahead From The Family Savvy

Sarah Bowman | Posted 08.20.2013 | Los Angeles
Sarah Bowman

What means summer to you? For us, it's getting outside to experiencing something new in the city we adore. Most of this week's picks will get your crew out of the house and into this gorgeous weather.

WATCH: This Awesome Bike Video Will Make You Dizzy

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 04.23.2013 | Los Angeles

Los Angeles bicyclists who made it to the sixth CicLAvia event Sunday probably made way at one point for the "Stoopid Tall" bike -- a 14.5-foot pimped...

Six Picks for the Week Ahead from The Family Savvy

Sarah Bowman | Posted 06.16.2013 | Los Angeles
Sarah Bowman

From a citywide bike tour to a Dino Fair to six shows at The Music Center with Alvin Ailey, this week is chock-full of delightful spring ideas for the family.

Finally! CicLAvia Hits The Westside

2012-10-07-4.png | Posted 03.13.2013 | Los Angeles

This story comes courtesy of Streetsblog LA. By Damien Newton It may be generations before the Subway reaches the Sea, but CicLAvia will head t...

A Really Big Guide To This Year's CicLAvia

2012-10-07-4.png | Posted 10.07.2012 | Los Angeles

Story comes courtesy of LA Streets Blog By Kris Fortin CicLAvia got a makeover this fall, and cyclists and pedestrians will definitely notice on...