7 posts tagged Parking

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 of a greater bicycle security concept that includes explaining the differences between the different rack styles, placement, locking education, anti-bike-thief measures, and (eventually) the ... Continue Reading

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 of increasingly restraining parked cars from the jewel-like centers of our fair city. My interest piqued last month when the CdM BID's sidewalk widening ... Continue Reading

Lots of Looking

I've been looking for things lately. Yesterday it was cameras — I have too many, but this specific search was focused on a particular tripod. Once I found the tripod I had to find the little camera-to-tripod attachment gizmo. You get the idea. All this searching is for the sequel to the Riding Into Trouble video. Today my wife and I are looking for the extra car key — imagining the day our teen loses his key, I guess. Still haven't found the key, but I did stumble across this ... Continue Reading

John Luton, Cycle Vancouver Island

I first learned of John through his bike rack guide, Bicycles at Rest, but I couldn't remember how I got a copy, after all it was printed in Victoria, British Columbia. It took some while before I realized the connection to my bikeNewportBeach riding buddy, Matt O'Toole, who has spent many an idle moment sailing the waters in and around Vancouver Island. Recently I had a more personal reason to reach out to John: I began planning a family bike vacation, in part to celebrate my 60th ... Continue Reading

Beach Parking Blues

Worried about beach parking this weekend? Don't worry; come on two wheels. Continue Reading

A Walkability Audit with Dan Burden

Ever been on a Walkability Audit? Neither had I, but when it was suggested that would be a good time to meet Dan Burden, I couldn't resist. And San Diego is a lot closer than Port Townsend, WA — his home base. You may recognize Dan from his prominent role in Road Diet, the Streetfilms short. "A road diet is anytime you take any lane out of a road," Dan explains. This clip was featured at last month's Bike Safety Committee meeting; it was a big hit. That's when I knew I had to ... Continue Reading

Dining in the Street

Charlie Gandy at Lola's

Dinner only cost $20,000 last night. That's not what I paid; for me it was only $20. The restauranteur shelled out the 20 large tacos to pay for the outdoor seating.

Long Beach bike advocates held a celebratory dinner last night. The occasion? The City's first parklet in Retro Row outside Lola's Mexican Cuisine restaurant. Charlie Gandy, Women on Bikes SoCal and the Bikeable Communities crowd were all in attendance. I met Jennifer Klausner, Executive Director of the LA County Bicycle Coalition. ... Continue Reading