Review of the Bike Summit

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It been a busy last couple of weeks, so I do apologize for the lack of updates…

I guess I’m a product of what is fast becoming the Twit-generation,  as short messages are all that keep me in contact with not only my friends on Facebook, but the many others who follow this site.

Anyways, two Saturday ago I rolled down with my buddy Tope (you may remember him as my best friend who also got his bike stolen a few weeks back). cypress park

We got there towards the very end of the event after it seemed like a myriad of issues sprang up en route, included 4 de-chaining incidents (all on my part…I was working with some pretty banged-up parts on my ‘new’ bike).  It was just enough time to connect with the chair of the Los Angeles Biking Commission, as well as Professor Robert Gottleib, the event’s coordinator and leader of the Urban & Environmental Policy Institute at Occidental College. Both were pretty excited to see me, as they had followed my trip to DC.

I met a lot of other folks who were holdin it down for the bike advocacy scene too…including Damien of Streetsblog as well as the “Bicycle Planning” Masters student Nate Baird.  Check out his informative blog at

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I’d have to say that the best part of the Summit was the networks that were built upon, the opportunity for like minds to come together and share their passion for a better biking future in the best city in america.*

The ride back to Highland Park was fun, as I was joined by a couple of cycling friends @ Oxy.  Much props to women holdin it down on bikes! Way to lead by example.

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*strictly riding weather-wise at least


Here’s a video from the Bike summit:


1 Comment on “Review of the Bike Summit”

  1. #1 BRAD & SMILEY
    on Mar 27th, 2009 at 2:01 pm

    Because bicycle transportation is primarily associated with shorter inner urban or inter-urban ranges, it might be a good idea to decentarlize the planning process in the future.

    By creating localized events simultaneously linked by the internet, group participation can be increased exponentially and facilitate a larger forum in which local issues may be addressed, without all the greenhouse gas emissions required to attend a centralized event.

    The initial worldwide link-up of 250,00+ participants in 2006 to launch the 2010imperative is a prime example of the successful implementation of this technology.
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