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 LADOT Bike Blog was launched in March 2010 by Senior Bicycle Coordinator Michelle Mowery and Chris Kidd, as an outreach tool to provide Angelenos, a closer look into the operations, motivations, rationale, and people of the LADOT Bike Program. The blog aims to open and maintain dialogue with the Los Angeles community about how to make LA a great place to ride a bike.
The Bike Program is committed to funding and building bicycle infrastructure on the City’s roadways, offering safe bicycling information, providing maps of bicycle facilities, installing convenient bicycle parking throughout the City, and generally encouraging the growth of the bicycle modal share as a means to manage transportation demand for an ever-expanding population. 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?
The LADOT Bike Blog is maintained and published by Bicycle Outreach and Planning, a group within the Active Transportation Division of the Los Angeles Department of Transportation. The blog is currently edited by Bike Program Staff and publishes articles written by current LADOT staff, Department of City Planning staff, student professional workers, and volunteer interns.
Over the years we have had many different contributors on the LADOT Bike Blog, but the blog currently publishes under one identity, the LADOT Bike Blog. Current and past contributors include Rubina Ghazarian, Elizabeth Gallardo, Rachel Junken, Severin Martinez, David Somers, Nate Baird, Eli Glazier, Casey Osborn, Daniel Shockley, Dustin Forester, Kathleen King, Eve Sanford, Emily Dwyer, Christopher Kidd, JoJo Pewsawang, Jordan Miles, Derek Levoit, and Alex Vickers.
We Want to Hear From You!
You can contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please help us by leaving your thoughts and ideas, ensuring that building a bicycle-friendly LA is a collaborative process. That said, please be respectful of all opinions and be mindful that comments that disparage, bash or are unnecessary to the topic being discussed will not be approved. 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.