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Thursday, May 19th
Offsite Blogging CCLXVIII
On Orange 20's blog this week, I once more harp on the connection between literacy and effective political advocacy, especially in this data-rich political ambience. Read The Way Forward to see how you can make the "knowledge is power" equation work for you and your community.

And on Flying Pigeon's blog, I marvel at the civility of the town hall I just attended in my neighborhood to discuss the proposed road diet for Sixth street—expecting the worst, and finding instead a supportive community. And catching up with Tim Frémaux and David Somers, friends from the depths of LA's bureaucracy, who carried off the meeting quite well. Good thing, since, if you ride Sixth, Your Fate Is in their Hands.

Richard Risemberg on Thu, 19 May 2016 07:57:21 -0800 [link]  

Thursday, May 12th
Offsite Blogging CCLXVII
Well…I certainly hope that, if you were in LA, you didn't let last Saturday's Perfect Weather keep you from riding to any of the numerous Bike Month events scheduled for that day. (And if that confuses you, just click the link….)

And after that, you can Behold How Good and Pleasant it might feel to vote a couple of bike-hating council toadies out of office next spring…between LA's local races and the maelstrom of invective sure to be generated by the presidential contest, it's going to a a vivid voting season, isn't it?

Richard Risemberg on Thu, 12 May 2016 06:50:24 -0800 [link]  

Thursday, May 5th
Offsite Blogging CCLXVI
This week's Orange 20 post recounts an encounter I had with an SUV-driving dimwit that made me think of cars as a sort of Projection Room—read it and you[ll see what I mean.

Meanwhile, on Flying Pigeon LA's blog, I note with some alarm that the Bicycle Millennium Is Interrupted for Bike Month. Read that one, and you'll see what i mean….

Richard Risemberg on Thu, 05 May 2016 06:55:02 -0800 [link]  

Thursday, April 28th
Offsite blogging CCLXV
On Orange 20'x blog this week, I ponder The Strange Case o fthe Missing Mixing Zones.

And on flying Pigeon LA's site I discover that sometime's it's best to Ride Your Bicycle to Ride Your Bicycle, and that just that can be enough….

Richard Risemberg on Thu, 28 Apr 2016 05:55:42 -0800 [link]  

Wednesday, April 20th
Offsite Blogging CCLXIV
We look at two specific streets this week, and trouble therein....

At Orange 20 Bikes, we look at an untamed roadway in LA's Miracle Mile district, where Sixth Street Sociopathy grimly stalks victims every week....

And on Flying Pigeon LA's blog, we puzzle over The Good, the Bad, and the Clueless of LADOT's implementation of yet another "test" of the well-proven cycletrack concept—and on the part of Los Angeles street that sees less bike traffic than the portion studiously ignored a few blocks farther on.

Richard Risemberg on Wed, 20 Apr 2016 18:08:36 -0800 [link]  

Thursday, April 14th
Offsite Blogging CCLXIII
Both of this week's posts look at the GlendaleSecond link between Echo Park and Downtown Los Angeles, with somewhat different takes, so I recommend you read them both. They are:

The Disconnected City, in Orange 20s blog, and....

Beyond the Bridge, at Flying Pigeon LA

A silly bit of neglect on LA's part....

Richard Risemberg on Thu, 14 Apr 2016 05:32:37 -0800 [link]  

Monday, April 4th
Me, Interviewed on Bike Talk Podcast in LA
Josef Bray-Ali interviews me on the Bike Talk podcast, covering my collection of urban essays, "Our Own Day Here" (last item on show), as well as Nona Varnado of the LA Bike Festival, NE LA's Si Se Mueve bike crew, and Josh Pget of the New Urbanism Film Festival:

Bike Talk

Richard Risemberg on Mon, 04 Apr 2016 08:06:07 -0800 [link]  

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