Bicycle Fixation Weblog
Wednesday, January 28th
Offsite Blogging CCV
brightens up Orange 20's blog with a roundup of good bike news for the week, while at Flying Pigeon LA, it's time to explore Conflict Zones
and how to avoid them…if only our city really wanted to.
Richard Risemberg on Wed, 28 Jan 2015 20:45:55 -0800 [link]
Wednesday, January 21st
Offsite Blogging CCIV
This week's Flying Pigeon LA column looks at the sudden movement towards a safer and more community-friendly North Figueroa Street in Los Angeles, which took place only after a year of failed negotiations finally inspired residents to take to the street in protests—which were dismissed by a local NGO as "less than productive." But then, They Always Say that.
Meanwhile, on Orange 20 Bikes, I take a moment to announce that OMG, for Sure? A CicLAvia in the Valley?
Which I look forward to riding in a few short weeks!
Richard Risemberg on Wed, 21 Jan 2015 19:28:49 -0800 [link]
Saturday, January 17th
"Velo-la.com" URL For Sale
Several years ago, I bought the URL "velo-la.com," thinking to use it for a series of expos in the Los Angeles area. I never gathered the resources necessary to carry out that plan, so now I'd like to sell the URL for any reasonable offer. It could work for someone else's expo, a bike shop, an online community, an advocacy group, a magazine, or whatever else your entrepreneurial imagination might come up with.
If you are interested, email me via this site's comments page
, and maybe we can make a deal.
This domain name is paid up through the middle of May, 2015.
Richard Risemberg on Sat, 17 Jan 2015 20:53:23 -0800 [link]
Wednesday, January 14th
Offsite Blogging CCIII
We have "hope"-themed posts today for both Orange 20 Bikes and Flying Pigeon LA, with the former seeing Shadows of Hope
in both Northeast Los Angeles and Beverly Hills, and the latter detailing what the Five Blocks of Hope
in that neighborhood may entail.
These might be turning points for the region…or not. We'll have to wait and see, so don't retire your banners and keyboards yet…. It ain't over till it's over.
Richard Risemberg on Wed, 14 Jan 2015 19:31:11 -0800 [link]
Wednesday, January 7th
Offsite Blogging CCII
Couple more posts for you this week, probably to no one's surprise…
On Orange 20 Bikes' website, I sing, Don't Cry for Me, Infrastructure
, as I examine why it took a year and a half for LADOT to replace a damaged bike rack at a popular café.
And over on Flying Pigeon LA, I call out Northeast LA's rogue council member Gil Cedillo as A Tyrant and a Bully
…despite his application of those very terms to his beleaguered constituents.
Richard Risemberg on Wed, 07 Jan 2015 21:37:48 -0800 [link]
Thursday, January 1st
Offsite Blogging CCI
Here we are at the very end of the year, and Im still
inflicting posts on you!
On Orange 20's site, this week, I offer Fixing Flats: a Primer
, and follow up with a plug for my recent book, which is full of urbanist Rants & Raves
The on Flying Pigeon LA's blog, I delve into the Shadows of the Past
, especially some startling confessions from shadowy Gil Cedillo, council member for much of Northeast Los Angeles, and staunch bike lane opponent today…but not during his campaign
Richard Risemberg on Thu, 01 Jan 2015 02:24:57 -0800 [link]
Wednesday, December 24th
Offsite Blogging CC
Well, here's all you're gonna get for the holidays from me: yep, two more posts. One's the usual complaining, this time about The Politics of Betrayal
, posted on Orange 20 Bikes's website.
Followed by something a little more positive for Flying Pigeon LA: A Return to Normalcy
, which notes the gradual mainstreming—or should we say re
-mainstreaming?—of everyday bicycling to the transporatation matrix.
See you on New Year's Eve!
Richard Risemberg on Wed, 24 Dec 2014 21:42:59 -0800 [link]