Category Biking

My Neighborhood Council Campaign & a Recap of My Proposed Infrastructure Improvements

One of the reasons I decided to run for Wilshire Center Koreatown Neighborhood Council was because of how unsafe the streets are in this neighborhood, particularly for pedestrians and cyclists.  I want to do everything I can to get infrastructure improvements like scramble cross walks, bike lanes, and removal of slip lanes. I’ve been creating […]

I’m Running for Public Office!

Yes, it’s true! I’m officially running for a board seat as an At-Large Resident Representative of the Wilshire-Center Koreatown Neighborhood Council. I’ve decided it’s time to take my advocacy work to the Council to make a direct impact on my community. Koreatown is a unique neighborhood in LA—it’s situated at the junction of several rail […]

Five Years of Car-Free Living

June 21st was the first day of summer in the northern hemisphere. It was also a solstice of sorts for me: it was the five year anniversary of living car free! Taking the plunge to get rid of my car nearly didn’t happen. The very day I posted an ad on Craigslist to sell my […]

Remembering Phillip

I decided to buy that succulent I saw today at the market. It’s beautiful. It has a hint of purple to it, and the water beads on it in such a lovely way. It may not be the original plant he gave me, but I’ll always think of Phillip when I see it.

Dockless Bikesharing Comes to Koreatown

I noticed something curious this week at the Wilshire/Vermont subway station—a bright orange bike that wasn’t locked.  Normally, an unlocked bicycle in Los Angeles would take a moment for a thief to ride away with it.  But this was no ordinary bike.  That orange bicycle is one of a few dozen of Spin Bikeshare, a […]

Bikesharing in Philadelphia 

I made a stop in the Philadelphia during my recent East Coast trip and got to try out Indego, their bikesharing program. I downloaded the Indego app before arriving in the City of Brotherly Love.  The app looked great!  It clearly showed all of the bike hubs, and also indicated how many bikes and available […]

Bikesharing in Washington DC

On a recent trip to Washington DC, I decided to try out the bikeshare program as a way to check out the monuments. I was staying near East Market, which was the ideal neighborhood for the car-free traveler.  Taking the subway from the airport to my Airbnb was a cinch, and there was a hub […]

Photos: Opening Day of Metro Bike Share

Metro rolled out its bike share service today, and DTLA got rolling!  Check out some pictures of the new Metro bikes.  They look great and are functionally designed. Have you taken a ride yet on one of the new Metro Bike Share bikes?  Tell us about it! All photos by Christian Meola  

Metro Bike Share Opens July 7th

Roll ’em out! In a highly anticipated launch, Metro will be rolling out its bike share service on July 7th with 65 stations scattered throughout DTLA. They system is easy to use.  Users can sign up and register their TAP cards here for the bike share system.  Tap the card against the dock to unlock […]

Expo Line Extension Opening Weekend

The day is finally upon us!  The Expo Line extension will open May 20th , finally bringing rail service from downtown to the beach. To celebrate, Metro is providing free rides on the Expo line beginning at noon on Friday, and all day on Saturday.  There will be community events at the new stations from […]