The Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) Bicycle Program is currently seeking volunteer interns. The LADOT Bicycle Program combines Bikeways Engineering with Bicycle Outreach and Planning to meet the growing public need for bicycle infrastructure and programming. This internship is an exciting opportunity to be involved with the implementation of the newly adopted 2010 Los Angeles Bicycle Plan. In addition to being an active bicyclist, the ideal candidate will be a first year graduate planning student. As there is more than one internship opportunity, interns can play to their strengths by focusing on certain projects within Bicycle Outreach and Planning. Although this will be a volunteer internship, there will be opportunities for paid internships in the future. More details below the fold.
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(Ed. Note: With the forthcoming release of the LADOT Bike Program SLM (Shared Lane Marking) Study, the LADOT Bike Blog would like to take you back to the summer of 2010 and share with you the methodology of our Sharrow study. Confused? Check out our Sharrows 101 post or our Sharrows Page.)
Over three weeks in late May and early June of 2010, LADOT Bike Blog took part in pre-installation studies for the LADOT Shared Lane Marking (Sharrows) Study. The study documented the interactions between drivers and bicyclists when a bicyclist traveled at the position where Sharrows would later be installed. At the end of the summer, LADOT Bike Blog again took part in studying the interactions between drivers and bicyclists, this time with Sharrows in place. It all culminates with the release in the next few days of the LADOT Bicycle Program SLM report.
While the LADOT Bike Blog will have another write-up on the results of the report (and what it means for Los Angeles’ streets), we first wanted to give you a look at the goals, the methods, and the standards we used for the Sharrow study.
We don’t just want Sharrows, we want Sharrows the right way. We’re happy to give you a look at how we got there.
About this time of the month, the LADOT Bike Blog often posts up the agenda for the upcoming meeting of the Bike Plan Implementation Team (BPIT) – usually taking place on the first Tuesday of the month. Rather than an agenda, however, we’ll instead be discussing a number of changes being made to the BPIT – most notably, the cancellation of the August & September meetings, and the changes that will be put in place for October’s meeting. These changes (among others, detailed below the fold) were made at the behest of members of the bike community & other stakeholders, and should help make the BPIT more productive and equitable.
The Bike Plan Implementation Team (BPIT), which met this Tuesday, is continuing their work on the “Top 10″ list of priority projects. In addition to working on bringing bike lanes to 7th Street, the BPIT also began discussions about extending the existing Venice Boulevard bike lanes from their current terminus at Crenshaw Boulevard all the way to Downtown LA. We’d like to open up that discussion of bike lanes on Venice Boulevard to the public at large. Your ability to make it down to City Hall at 2:00 PM on a Tuesday shouldn’t impact your ability to help LA implement its Bike Plan and become more bike friendly.
As part of the BPIT’s continued outreach for input on “Top 10″ projects, LADOT Bike Blog last month launched discussions (both on the blog and on Facebook) on how best to build bike lanes on 7th Street. We’d like to again extend the opportunity to comment on how to build bike lanes on Venice Boulevard. (more…)
Posted in 2010 LA Bike Plan, Advocates, Bicycle Advisory Committee, BPIT, cicLAvia, Events, Parking, tagged Bike Lanes, cicLAvia, Ed Reyes, LACBC, Maps, Parking, road diet, Volunteer on March 29, 2011 | 3 Comments »
Update: We were just forwarded the BAC’s agenda for their 4/5/11 meeting. You can download it here.
The start of a new month always heralds plenty of new venues for hearing bike-related issues. The slate of upcoming meetings and hearings relating to bicycling concerns, however, happens to be particularly robust in the coming two weeks.
- Wednesday March 30th: City Planning is holding a public hearing for the proposed bicycle parking ordinance.
- Tuesday April 5th: The Bike Plan Implementation Team (BPIT) meets at City Hall for their monthly meeting.
- Tuesday April 5th: The Los Angeles Bicycle Advisory Committee (BAC) holds their bi-monthly meeting at Hollywood City Hall.
- Sunday April 10th: The first of three CicLAvias in 2011.
LADOT Bike Blog had the pleasure of sitting down with Steve Messer, a member of CORBA’s board of directors, on the rainy Wednesday morning before CicLAvia. CORBA, the Concerned Off Road Bicyclists Association, is holding their largest fundraiser of the year this weekend On Sunday October 17th CORBA will host the Fat Tire Fest at the Lake Castaic State Recreation Area. We talk with Steve about the Fat Tire Fest, CORBA’s mission and activities, their response to the 2010 LA Bike Plan and more, below the fold.
CORBA’s Biggest Fundraiser
CORBA, an all-volunteer organization, uses the annual Fat Tire Fest as their largest fundraiser of the year. The festival itself will also be run entirely by volunteers, donating their time simply for their love of off-road bicycling and their desire to support the good work CORBA does.
Last week, LADOT Bike Blog covered the launch of SCAG’s new bike/ped wiki. Now that the CicLAvia hangover has started to clear, we’d like to give more in-depth coverage to what the bike/ped wiki does, how it came about, and what it means to the residents of the SCAG region. LADOT Bike Blog had the pleasure of speaking with Alan Thompson and Margaret Lin of SCAG about the new bike/ped wiki.
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How will the Bike/Ped Wiki work? (more…)