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Wednesday, September 24th
Offsite Blogging CLXXXVII
This week Flying Pigeon LA posts a call for locals in NE Los Angeles to attend the Arroyo Seco Neighborhood Council meeting at which rogue City Council Member Gil Cedillo will continue his efforts to block the North Figueroa road diet. See details on North Fig Needs You.

While at Orange 20 Bikes we take solace in the knowledge that Yes, There's Good News Too, and follow up with The Bicycle Chain: a Primer.

Richard Risemberg on Wed, 24 Sep 2014 22:27:37 -0800 [link]  

Wednesday, September 17th
Offsite Blogging CLXXXVI
Wide-ranging posts this week with Orange 20 Bikes seeing me giving advice on how LA can be a contender in the Race to the Future, as well as advising its customers that they might get literal financial credit for commuting, in Commuter? Check!

Meanwhile, over at Flying Pigeon LA, I bemoan the fact that It Doesn't Have to Be This Way, as drivers kill and kill again in a corridor whose life-saving road diet has been blocked by a rogue council member….

Richard Risemberg on Wed, 17 Sep 2014 22:34:30 -0800 [link]  

Saturday, September 13th
First Review of "Our Own Day Here"
The first independent review of my collection of stories and essays, "Our Own Day Here," appeared a few days ago in Sunroom Desk. Sunroom Desk is an online publication based in Glendale, California, and focussing primarily, though not solely, on sustainable development and transportation issues. To see what editor Elise Kalfayan has to say about "Our Own Day Here," go to: Sunroom Desk.

You can read a little more about "Our Own Day Here" on the e-book's page in my portfolio site.

Richard Risemberg on Sat, 13 Sep 2014 21:14:29 -0800 [link]  

Wednesday, September 10th
Offsite Blogging CLXXXV
On tap this week we have:

And now I'm going to take a break for a couple of hours….

Richard Risemberg on Wed, 10 Sep 2014 21:09:37 -0800 [link]  

Thursday, September 4th
BF Editor's GRID Project Needs Your Vote
As many of you know, I have spent the last four years working working with a diverse team of innovators on an advanced harbor freight handling project, one whose ultimate goal is to put as many cargo containers as possible onto railroad trains for transportâ€"including our own patent-pending all-electric underground shuttle train for local deliveries here in Los Angeles. Most of this freight now goes onto trucks that dominate freeways, jam surface streets, pollute the air, depress public health (especially in poorer communities), and wreak havoc on the roads. GRID, as it is called, would be a big step to the cleaner, healthier, more human-scaled, and more prosperous world that we all dream of.

GRID is entered in a competition for one of ten LA2050 grants of $100,000 each. This grant would let us concentrate on funding the CSUN feasibility study we need to convince venture capitalists that GRID would provide a good return on their investments, and so let us move towards actual design and construction. Details on how the grant would help, and on GRID itself, are on our project page at LA2050's website, where you and your friends can vote for GRID to be one of the ten grant winners. Simply go to the URL below and place your vote! It's easy and quick, and could kickstart the future of Southern California by helping GRID move that much closer to becoming a reality. (It does require creating an account, but LA2050 has nothing to sell and will not spam you.)

GRID Project at LA2050

If you want to tell your friends, please send them this email-friendly URL:

Votes are accepted only till September 16th, so visit the link today and make your mark for GRID, then tell your friends and colleagues!

Richard Risemberg on Thu, 04 Sep 2014 23:49:58 -0800 [link]  

Wednesday, September 3rd
Offsite Blogging CLXXXIV
A mixed bag this week….

At Flying Pigeon LA I talk about my own personal Lighting Enlightenment, and why it's a really good idea to put lamps on your bike.

While at Orange 20 Bikes, I once more contrast some delightful and effective bicycle facilities on the Westside with the paucity of same in my own part of town, in East Side, West Side, and throw in some recommendations for the LA2050 grants, reminding folks that these LA2050 Grant Applicants Need Your Vote!.

Richard Risemberg on Wed, 03 Sep 2014 21:30:20 -0800 [link]  

Tuesday, September 2nd
Clearance Sale: City Slicker Knickers!
We're having a SALE on Bicycle Fixation City Slicker Knickers!

We received a large number of seconds on this design, and are selling them off now for cashflow at a few dollars over our cost. The 34s listed below have a longer rise than intended, and a correspondinlgy higher waist, so the fit is very old-school. (The 32s are normal, but we're discounting them as well.) The legs will also be a bit roomier than we had specified in the pattern. Labels may be incorrect as well.

No factory, even an American one, is immune to error. Everything else on these knickers is up to spec. Normally these sell for $135.00; you can now buy them for only $75.00 while they last. Scroll down for more details. No returns at this price!

Go to: The City Slicker Knicker Clearance Sale!

Richard Risemberg on Tue, 02 Sep 2014 01:14:14 -0800 [link]  

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