Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Sunday, June 5, 2011
|Santa Monica Ride|
|Santa Monica Beach Ready-to-Rides|
I've seen an increasing number of cyclists in Santa Monica. I know one resident/attorney/journalist/author, Frank Gruber (author of "Urban Worrier" and the "What I Say" column for Surf Santa Monica) is a dedicated (in my observation) bike commuter from his home in Ocean Park to downtown Santa Monica. He's a great role model for cycling to work.
|New bike posts (on Broadway) to secure our wheels.|
|Cycling up the California Incline - not for the weak-thighed.|
It's important to note that riding on the sidewalks -- although seemingly safer to the rider -- is illegal in Santa Monica.
|Cycling the pedestrian bridge over PCH.|
A couple of months ago I participated in the 5th and Arizona Development community workshop and one of the most prevalent comments was a desire for bike accommodations and how much more time could be spent shopping and enjoying downtown Santa Monica if there were.
|Bikes galore for rent.|
Cyclists create a community, not only with each other but with the businesses they patronize. I look forward to an integrated plan for the whole city that embraces cyclists, benefits our businesses and creates smooth flowing and safe traffic for all of us.