Tuesday, October 25, 2016

News & Notes from Boyle Heights, Highland Park & Silver Lake

Sunset Triangle Bike Rack, Silver Lake | Photo by Madhouse Muse/Flickr

  • Boyle Heights school uses drumming to improve reading skills. Neon Tommy
  • City Council bans skateboard “bombing.”  Daily News
  • CicLAvia plans to ride deeper into Boyle Heights.  Streetsblog
  • Silver Lake author launches an online  book review with a West Coast point of view. L.A. Times
  • Charter school abandons move to Highland Park campus in the wake of hostility created by the proposal. Patch
  • Happening Today: Echo Park Improvement Assn. meeting; Lincoln Heights Neighborhood Council meeting. Save the Date

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  1. I note in that pic — not a single bike to be found. We keep getting told how there are tons of bike riders, and how all we need to do is accommodate them. And I’m sure will will have assertions about tons of bike riders using this now closed street and bike rack. Well, where are they? I rarely see them. And they certainly are not in this pic (nor have I seen them there in person) even with the road closed and the bike rack accommodation for them.

    • please. leave.

    • Note to self: take photos of empty parking spaces and post as evidence that no one drives cars in Los Angeles.

      • By Martin’s logic those empty bits of sidewalk in the photo’s frame are proof no one walks in Los Angeles either.

    • The point of this park isn’t so that people can bike back and forth for one block. It’s so that people in the area have a destination where they can go and be social in the neighborhood.

      I’ve never seen those particular bike racks very full of bikes, but there are other places a block or two up Sunset where the bike racks are always full and I’ve often had to use a street sign to park. Now that these are here I have more options of where to park. These bike-shaped racks are slightly harder to use than the normal inverted-U racks, but they’re still useful, and they don’t take up too much space. There could easily be another table and some chairs if we took out those racks, but I suspect that demand for the racks will grow more than demand for seating in this park.

  2. Bike riding is terrifying in Los Angeles!

  3. Not sure if they get used or not but definitely great logic Martin! A picture with no bikes on a bike rack clearly means people aren’t using them!

  4. the photo was taken on March 26, 2012.
    Clearly, but surely, but most obviously (insert what is on your mind right now)

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