Wednesday, May 3

Look Who's Jumped On The Bike Bandwagon

Having successfully tackled "the homeless problem," L.A. Times columnist Steve Lopez has now set his sights on getting people outta there cars and onto their bikes by writing in today's edition about joining Ed Begley Jr., former Mayor Richard Riordan and others for a roll down San Vicente Boulevard and along the beach to a diner in Playa del Rey:

People tell me I'm off my rocker, but it seems to me that since L.A. is mostly flat and the weather is good year-round, thousands of people could get out of their cars and onto bicycles.

It would take vision, if not wild imagination. I say we shut down a lane of Arroyo Parkway now and then and open it to bikes. You can't get anywhere on Wilshire Boulevard in a car, so let's get them out of there altogether.


Welcome aboard Steve! Now leave Ed and Dick and the daylight come on out for some Midnight Ridazz action!

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Somehow I doubt they did 15 miles in 40 minutes...that's 23mph average.

kris said...

LA is "mostly flat"? Can someone tell the gigantic hill on Colorado Blvd that? I don't think it, along will all of the other hills in LA, got the memo, because every day it's still just as steep as it was the day before.

Anonymous said...

Hmm, colorado is what...3-4%? Not Alpe D'Huez...