What is the Bike Blog?
LADOT supports bicycling as a legitimate form of transportation, an effective source of exercise, and a great way to have fun. Beyond personal benefits, bicycling helps to improve air quality, ease congestion on the roadways, and can help make communities healthier.
The purpose of LADOT Bike Blog, which started in March 2010, is to give you, the reader, a closer look into the operations, motivations, rationale, and people of the LADOT Bike Program. We also hope to open and maintain dialogue with the bicycle community over how to make LA a great place to ride a bike. The Bike Program is committed to funding and building bicycle infrastructure on Los Angeles’ roadways, offering safe bicycling information, providing maps of bicycle facilities, installing convenient bicycle parking throughout the City, and generally encouraging the growth of the bicycling community.
Los Angeles is a great place to bike. It has a rich and vibrant bicycle culture, both outside and online. We hope to add to that.
Who is the Bike Blog?
LADOT Bike Blog is run by Nate Baird, the Bicycle Coordinator for the LADOT Bike Program. Nate holds a Masters degree in Urban and Regional Planning from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, and has worked at LADOT for over 18 months.
Watch for posts from a number of different contributors on the LADOT Bike Blog:
- Nate Baird, Bicycle Coordinator, Bike Blog editor
- Kathleen King, Student Intern
- Jordan Miles, Student Intern
- Eve Sanford, Student Intern
- David Somers, Department of City Planning Bicycle Planner
Thanks also go to our former contributors:
- Emily Dwyer, former Assistant Coordinator
- Christopher Kidd, former Assistant Coordinator; Bike Blog’s creator
- Derek Levoit, former Student Intern
- Severin Martinez, former Student Intern
- JoJo Pewsawang; former Assistant Coordinator and Head Writer
- Alex Vickers, former Student Intern
We Want to Hear From You!
You can contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please help us by leaving your thoughts and ensuring that this is a collaborative process. That said, please be respectful of all opinions and be mindful that comments which disparage, bash or are unnecessary to the topic being discussed will not be approved. In addition, please keep all comments free of foul language and obscenities.
The views and opinions expressed on this blog are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official views, policies, and directives of LADOT or the LADOT Bike Program.