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Carlsbad’s Pilot Projects, Bryan Jones

His business card reads, “Deputy Director, City Traffic Engineer”; meet Bryan Jones from the City of Carlsbad, CA. He’s a fellow bike rider – we ride the same brand. He’s a great coach, after only an hour together and I am learning how to be a more effective advocate. He’s practiced – he’s done all […]

Leah Shahum, SFBC

She’s the Executive Director of the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition and a board member of the national Alliance for Biking and Walking — meet Leah Shahum. I sat in on a session in Washington D.C. earlier this year at the National Bike Summit where Leah was sharing her stories of building a vibrant cycling community. […]

Bike Rack Potential

Ron Yeo and I spent some time this morning on field work. Yeah, we knew there was nothing but a blank canvas when it comes to bike racks for Corona del Mar, but where exactly? Ron knew that Ace Hardware was at the top of my list; I’m usually locking up to a sign post. […]

A Parking Plan for CdM

Everyone agreed on one thing – the focus of the new Parking Plan for Corona del Mar is economic development. Yesterday was the kick-off day for the plan process with Brenda Wisneski and Fern Nueno from the City joining several members from the CdM BID. Nelson Nygaard’s Brian Canepa did most of the talking; his […]

Ramon Zavala, Chicken or the Egg?

On a recent bike advocates conference call Ramon introduced this argument, “Which comes first, the chicken or the egg?” as it relates to installing bike racks in business districts. I asked him to write up his thoughts to share here. I always have so much to say about bike parking (!) as it’s all part […]

Parking: Price it Properly

There’s talk of an automated parking system coming to Big Corona. It’s early-on in the discussions, but I’m already impressed with the many opportunities. Why did I get so excited? What’s the connection between optimizing car parking and bike safety? My intuition tells me this parking system might be a step in the long process […]

Big Corona Bike Parking

There are no bike parking facilities at Big Corona Beach.

The Economic Impact of Bicycling

She’s recently returned from speaking engagements in Toronto and at the National Bike Summit in Washington, DC; Green Octopus Consulting‘s April Economides speaks about how bicycling pays for local businesses. In 2010 the City of Long Beach got a LA County Public Health grant; the objective: to bring more customers to 4 business districts by […]

Too Many Banks, Too Few Bike Racks

I’m the newly appointed executor for my mother’s estate; it’s keeping me quite busy. I’m also Treasurer of my neighborhood HOA, so I make many short trips to the bank and the Post Office as I deal with probate in NH and FL and depositing annual dues from the residents. All this tedium has raised […]

Saturday at Fashion Island

“There’s some over there, but people leave their bikes overnight, so the company has been removing them at all their properties,” said the security guy in response to my questions about bike racks. That was an ominous beginning as I went looking for bike racks at Fashion Island today. It’s about 2.1 miles from my […]