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Has anyone seen these before?

About a week ago, I moved to Northeast LA (more on that later). Of course, I’m now taking new buses and trains to get home. I am fortunate to be able to choose between several different bus lines to get home from work, all of which pick up near Pershing Square at Hill & 5th […]

Stranger Danger in Koreatown

This afternoon, I was made aware of a series of four attacks that have occurred to women in apartment buildings throughout Koreatown. Eek! The first attack was in early November, with the most recent one occurring on December 30th.  The assailant robbed all his victims, and sexually assaulted one of them. Today the LAPD released […]

Hoff the Beaten Path – Now on Instagram and Twitter

Finally!  I am bringing Hoff the Beaten path to Twitter and Instagram.  Follow me on both sites to keep up with my sights and experiences through green commuting in LA. Follow me on Twitter @hoffbeatenpath or on Instagram @hoffthebeatenpath.

New Law–Give Bikes 3 Feet

On September 16th, a new law will go into effect that requires motorists to give a minimum of three feet of space when passing a bicyclist.  If no space is available, the driver must slow down and pass when the coast is clear.  The previous law required motor vehicles to keep a “safe distance.”  Fines […]

BUSted! Storytelling Event – 7/26/2014

One of my favorite events is coming up–BUSted! Scott Schultz, storytelling wizard and friend of Hoff the Beaten Path, produces and hosts the evening filled with tales of getting around LA without a car. While most of the storytellers focus on bus and metro stories, this month is featuring a one from the Los Angeles […]

Sunsets Over Los Angeles

Yesterday I capped off my weekend by enjoying some margaritas at La Cita to celebrate my friend, Lisa’s, birthday. I rode my bike to downtown, fighting the Santa Ana winds that flared up my allergies. Stuffiness aside, it was a beautiful day to ride bikes. The temperature was perfect and skies were clear. By the […]

This Weekend: Giving the Streets Back to Foot and Bike Traffic

If you live or play anywhere near Mid City, do yourself a solid and abandon your car this weekend.  Giant portions of major throughways throughout Los Angeles will be shut down for special events.  This means massive headaches for drivers.  Expect delays that make you with the President was in town. Saturday, the Hollywood Half […]

Broadway’s Proposed Facelift

Downtown has undergone some rapid changes.  I’ve been in LA for nearly seven years now.  Back then, DTLA seemed to me to be a dismal place.  Maybe that was in large part just my perception, but nobody will deny that the gentrification bug has bitten hard.  I believe there are always pros and cons to […]