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Biking Directions to this Thursday’s Janette Sadik-Khan talk

It’s finally nearly here – tomorrow, New York City Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan speaks at Occidental College! She’ll be receiving an honorary degree, and delivering the Antoinette and Vincent M. Dungan Lecture on Energy and the Environment – telling the

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Announcing Bike/Ped Summit Keynote: Janette Sadik-Khan

We don’t have all the details worked out, but we’ve got some great news for the 2010 Bicycle and Pedestrian Summit: our keynote speaker will be Janette Sadik-Khan! Sadik-Khan currently serves as the Transportation Commissioner for New York City. She

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Announcing the 2010 Bike Summit!

The Urban and Environmental Policy Institute  has just gotten started on the 2010 Bike Summit. One big change is that we’re planning to make it both a bicycle and pedestrian event! We’ve just started work, so we  haven’t confirmed a date

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facts & figures for parking day LA tomorrow-

In honor and anticipation of Parking Day L.A. tomorrow, here are some facts about parks & parking and cars in our city and region. Only 34 percent of children in the City of Los Angeles live within walking distance of

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L.A. Bike Summit: Next Steps

On Saturday (March 7), more than 300 cyclists, community members, and health and environmental and livable city advocates, gathered at Los Angeles Trade Tech for the first L.A. Bike Summit. It was, in many ways, an inspiring event: high energy

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Portland Bike Study Sheds Light on Bike Facilities

This morning I went to a talk at UCLA called “Bike GPS: Understanding and Measuring Bicycling Behavior.” The talk was given by Dr. Jennifer Dill who is a professor at Portland State University. I think that her work sheds some

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Locking Your Bike Securely

We’re hoping that the upcoming Bike Summit will catapult Los Angeles bicycling to a whole new level. This could mean lots of new cyclists out on L.A.’s streets, and lots of bikes locked up to L.A.’s poles, racks, and meters…

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Bikes from off the boat

How long will it take me to bike off the greenhouse gases that will be emitted when my bike is shipped here all the way from China?

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New Bike Sharing Program at Good Samaritan Hospital

(Introductory Note: This is the first UEPI blog by Joe Linton, Occidental College alum and urban environmental activist who is helping with UEPI’s efforts on the Los Angeles Bike Summit, which will take place on Saturday March 7th 2009 at

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Cars and Bikes– Searching for a Green Economy

As Congress begins to debate a potential $250 billion bailout of the U.S. auto industry which may or may not include efforts to link the bailout to the production of more fuel efficient cars, it might be worth looking at

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