Bike Parking Racks Installed in Pico-Union; Day Laborer Cyclists Delight

October 14, 2010 at 12:36 pm | Posted in Bike News | 6 Comments
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Today’s press event was a brief, but victorious day for low-income cyclists and City of Lights. In about 4 minutes, our one year long campaign to get more bike parking in Pico-Union, neared closer to completion.

LADOT and their contractor showed up nice and early to the CARECEN Day Labor Center this morning to install 4 racks. As Jose Veliz of CARECEN mentioned, these racks have been sorely needed for the last 7 years that the center and its working cyclists have been around. Many of the workers cheered after Councilman Reyes, LACBC, and Jose spoke about the symbolic and practical impacts of the racks as baby steps towards greener, more equitable, and bike friendly neighborhoods.

Thanks to Councilman Reyes’ Office, CARECEN, and LADOT for helping us make this vision come alive!

Today’s installation, in tandem with our Better Bike Plan and 4th St. bike boulevard campaigns, will create a new vision for an LA that is no longer defined by cars, but by livable streets.

Jose and Allison Celebrate!

Jose and Allison Celebrate!

 

-allison@la-bike.org

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  1. yay! Way to go!

  2. Great work ya’ll!

  3. Congratulations on this trend-setting campaign. Takin’ it to the streets – literally – with some much-needed racks. Way to go LACBC! One could view this as a disheartening measure of where we are today. That such a modest community improvement requires such coordinated effort. I prefer to see it as light at the end of the tunnel, though, and ain’t it bright!

  4. [...] last week on Streetsblog and the LACBC blog, the installation of new bike racks at the CARECEN day labor center was the culmination of a [...]

  5. Good ones.. but I know for better ones..

  6. [...] attended mechanic classes were honored at a certification ceremony. Our 1.5 year long battle to get more bike parking in Pico-Union also yielded fruit: 43 new racks hit the ground in Fall [...]


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