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The corner of Hoover and Jefferson - a busy intersection just outside of USC

The corner of Hoover and Jefferson - a busy intersection just outside of USC

On Wednesday, January 18th, USC will hold a Bike Summit open to the Trojan community and surrounding neighbors. The Bike Summit will take place from 3-5 pm in the Tutor Campus Center Ballroom (lower level, located adjacent to the campus bookstore) and provide the public with an opportunity to voice their opinions about bike riding on the USC campus. The LADOT Bike Blog has chimed in on USC’s attitude towards bikes in a previous post here. We are encouraged to see USC taking steps towards effectively planning for bicycles. More on tomorrow’s Bike Summit below the fold.

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It’s an event-filled weekend for bikes and LADOT Bike Blog.  Friday marks Park(ing) Day and Saturday will see a great fundraiser for cicLAvia.  Make sure you get in on the fun.

Make Park(ing) Day doubly green: ride your bike there!

Gussy up your bike and get it down to Atwater Village this Saturday night

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Yesterday at USC Dr. Charlie Lane, associate senior vice president for Career and Protective Services, announced at a bicycle safety forum that the school is enacting a bicycle ban on Trousdale Parkway and Childs Way, the two major pedestrian thoroughfares on the USC campus.  With near 80% of USC students self-identified as bicyclists (another survey estimated up to 15,000 bicyclists on campus), the effects of this new measure could be quite drastic.  Given better planning and educational efforts, this situation may have been avoided.

A thing of the past? USC bans bicycles on major pedestrian thoroughfares.

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