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'Definitely Not A Hipster' Garcetti Hashtags His Morning Commute By Bike
It's Bike Week in Los Angeles, and so very fitting that Mayor Eric Garcetti, who is by his own accounts 'definitely not a hipster', would cycle his way to work.
The week long celebration of two-wheeled transit officially kicked off at Union Station on Monday morning. And while Thursday is officially Bike to Work Day (complete with free Metro bus and train service!), Garcetti got things started early. He posted these photos of him biking to downtown L.A. in a matching helmet and T-shirt to his Facebook with the hashtag #BikeToWork.
Yesterday, we reported on The Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition's annual survey results. Volunteers surveyed 18,000 cyclists at 120 locations at various times in September 2013. The numbers indicate a 7.5% increase in biking over the last two years. Other takeaways include the no-brainer that biking infrastructure, such as lanes and sharrows, sees an increase in bikers, but that only 1 in 5 riders is a woman. Women, in particular, seem to prefer safer areas for biking, such as roads with lanes or bike paths.
You can check out a complete list of Metro's Bike Week activities and instructions on how to take advantage of free Metro days on their site here.
Southern California's Snow-Capped Mountains Are Beautiful. Here's Where To Maximize The View (And Snap A Great Picture)It's been many, many years since we saw this much snow in our mountains. Going up there right now isn't safe, but here are some places where you can enjoy the view and snap a pic.
April Valentine died at Centinela Hospital. Her daughter was born by emergency C-section. She'd gone into the pregnancy with a plan, knowing Black mothers like herself were at higher risk.
A look at years past when snows creeped into our citified neighborhoods, away from the mountains and foothills.
In the face of a drier future, that iconic piece of Americana is on its way out in Southern California.
Another Missing Hiker Has Been Found Dead In San Gabriels As Search For Actor Julian Sands ContinuesBob Gregory, 62, went missing the same day as Sands. His body was recovered near Mount Islip.