Some recent news of interest/inspiration to those who like to ride a bicycle and/or want to see more bike infrastructure in Los Angeles:

  • Portland, OR city council passes a comprehensive bike plan:

http://bikeportland.org/2010/02/11/the-bike-plan-live-from-city-council/

  • An "abandoned" bikeway right here in Westwood:

http://bikinginla.wordpress.com/

  • First Lady Michelle Obama encourages children to ride bicycles to school:

http://www.letsmove.gov/index.html

  • An inspiring project in England to get teen girls to ride bikes (and I borrowed the post title from this website):

http://www.bikebeauty.org/english/

  • A brief deconstruction of the specter of the "scofflaw cyclist":

http://www.ecovelo.info/2010/02/08/lets-stop-blaming-scofflaw-bicyclists/

  • A good overview of the proposed Backbone Bikeway Network in Los Angeles:

http://la.streetsblog.org/2010/02/09/what-is-the-backbone-bikeway-network-and-why-is-it-so-important/

And once you are riled up or inspired by the articles above, I encourage you to join the UCLA Bicycle Coalition on Google Groups and Facebook.  Sign up for a working group, advocate, attend a meeting, get involved!