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As CicLAvia Grows, Angelenos Do Too

CicLAvia is the type of movement that is altering the collective ideology by challenging car culture in L.A., and introducing the sort of lifestyle shifts that come with using your body to move through the city.

About the Author

Krista Carlson is a Los Angeles cyclist and contributing editor at Urban Velo. She came into cycling for practical reasons but fell in love with bikes because of their power to connect people to places and one another.
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What Makes a Bridge Better? Redesigning and Redefining the Hyperion Bridge

What Makes a Bridge Better? Redesigning and Redefining the Hyperion Bridge

After nearly a century of service as one of L.A.'s vital connections for communities separated by the L.A. River, the Hyperion Bridge is in need of a facelift, but figuring out how ...
Cyclists Like You: Daniela Sarmina

Cyclists Like You: Daniela Sarmina

Bicycles played a big part in her decision to return to Los Angeles after having moved to San Diego.
The Great Bike Lane Disaster and Other Infrastructure Myths

The Great Bike Lane Disaster and Other Infrastructure Myths

Bike lanes are contentious, and they're making people angry, fearful, and frustrated. While robust redesign is taking place in some parts of the city, some communities are being le ...
Catching the Racing Bug on the Streets of L.A.

Catching the Racing Bug on the Streets of L.A.

Downtown will be alive with electric energy this Saturday, as nine blocks of its historic core are transformed into a criterium race course, where bicyclists from Los Angeles and a ...
Navigating L.A.'s Incomplete Streets

Navigating L.A.'s Incomplete Streets

Traveling through Los Angeles on a bike you are bound to hit infrastructure dead zones, where bikeways stop suddenly in the least ideal places where cars assert dominance on the ro ...
Ready to Ride: Getting Your Bike in Working Order

Ready to Ride: Getting Your Bike in Working Order

One of the biggest obstacles to getting on a bike is often having a working bike. Fortunately, there are plenty of resources in Los Angeles to make that happen.
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Biking to Work, Riding to Live: Why it Makes Sense to Commute by Bike

Economics, environment, and health all make for pretty good cases to ride, but in Los Angeles, what can trump the temptation of a commute sans the traffic?
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