• The LACBC Bicycle Resource Guide is Here! I had a chance to touch this the other day. It is a very thorough guide meant to target riders of all levels of experience. It's not free though - to raise money, the LACBC is charging $10. Order it today here.
  • Siel Ju of GreenLAGirl reports that Angelenos now have free access to electric vehicle charging stations in Hollywood and Santa Monica, compliments of LACarGuy. In an interview with Siel, LACarGuy (aka Mike Sullivan, president of LACarGuy and owner of multiple car dealerships) says that it didn't seem right to him to sell EVs without providing some recharging infrastructure. Interestingly, one of the charging locations is at his house.
  • In another push for biking, Justin Nelson of Riding in Riverside notes that he traveled at roughly 14 miles per hour in mixed traffic during a recent Zipcar journey between his home and his doctor's office across town. He added:

As any cyclist knows, this is not an unreasonable cycling speed. I can average 12 all the way to Huntington Beach. When all of those other blogs said that a bike can beat cars in urban traffic, I always thought "urban" meant "not in the suburbs." Guess I was wrong.