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Reseda Blvd to get LA’s first protected bike lanes this weekend

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Parking protected bike lane improvements coming to Reseda Boulevard. Diagram via SFMTA

Go check out Reseda blvd. between Plummer and Parthenia on your bike this weekend – it’s scheduled for a significant upgrade as part of Mayor Garcetti’s Great Streets Initiative.  The existing bike lanes will be replaced with protected bike lanes, also called cycle tracks.  The street will be resurfaced to reflect the changes between now and April 14th, culminating with a walking tour of Reseda Blvd. just before Garcetti’s State of the City address at the Valley Performing Arts Center at CSUN.  More details at Streetsblog.

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Reseda Boulevard plan configuration via LAGreatStreets Tumblr

 

Suggest Station Locations for Bikeshare in LA!

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From Metro’s The Source:

Metro is leading a regional effort to develop a user-friendly bikeshare system to increase transportation choices for people traveling to and from transit stations and making short trips. The program will provide a fleet of bicycles that can be borrowed from strategically placed bikeshare stations.

Metro is currently studying station locations in the Regional Bikeshare Implementation Plan and seeking input on areas identified for Phase 1 implementation: downtown Los Angeles, Long Beach, Pasadena and Santa Monica.

Metro has proposed a number of initial launch stations. Let them know what you think of these locations by clicking ‘like’ or leaving a comment. If you know of a great spot for a bikeshare station, pin it on the map.

With your help, Los Angeles County will be one step closer to a regional bikeshare system. Please visit the interactive map to make your station suggestions. Input will be accepted through September 8. For more information or to provide feedback, send an email to Bikeshare@metro.net.

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History of Co-ops and Civil Rights

Good article from Colorlines on the historical connection between cooperatives and civil rights movements.

“They pooled meager resources, doubled or in some cases tripled their influence, shared both the risk and the profits and gave each other a voice and a chance to get ahead.”

How Co-ops Helped Produce Foot Soldiers for Civil Rights

The Missing Piece: Protected Intersections

Check out this great video about how protected intersections (and protected bike lanes) keep people safe from “right hooks” and other collisions when biking or walking across intersections!  Hope to see these in LA soon!

Breaking Away

Wednesday Night Yo-Cycle will be joining forces to team up with LACBC’s event taking place this Wednesday 2/12: Breaking Away movie screening & Operation Firefly fundraiser!. We will be meeting at 6 p.m. and leaving at 6:30 to ride over down the orange line to the Laemmle theater in North Hollywood. Regular Yo-Cycle will continue next Wednesday.

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year Valley Bikers!

We know that some common new year’s resolutions are to exercise more, to save money, and to reduce stress.  So we thought we’d share a good article from the Culver City Bicycle Coalition on why bicycling is a great new year’s resolution.

If you’re looking for some extra biking and relaxation join us for YoCycle every Wednesday!  Yoga + Bicycling = 🙂

Enjoy and ride on!

Happy Holidays from the Valley Bikery!


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Hope you all have a wonderful holiday and new year!  Here’s to 2014, the year of the bike! 🙂

Please note our Holiday Hours

Warm wishes from your friends and Chefs at the Bikery,

Luis, Alex, Mark, Clarke, Ayla, Sharon, Dora & Junu