Monday, December 31, 2012

Rate Your Town's Walkability

WALKSCORE:  According to them Laguna is rated 98/100 for walk-ability. Then why is the town saturated with cars and everybody is seen driving? Only George Carlin knows.

BIKESCORE: Coming soon when their website is finished, stay tuned. Meanwhile you can Tweet a request for a bikescore here.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

San Diego Planners are Counting Bikes

SDSU Professor Sherry Ryan
Bicycling is fun. It's also an important part of city planners' vision of our future.


Planners and government officials think researching who is biking where is worth the investment. That's just what San Diego is doing. SDSU Professor Sherry Ryan is standing by a bike counter embedded in the pavement. Full text at KCBS San Diego.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012


A successful street, Norquist says, must serve as: a path on which people travel, a place that facilitates the buying and selling of goods and services, and a public gathering spot. In short: a street is analogous to a city itself. Read "What Happpens When You Legislate Against Vibrant Streets", Jeremy Rosenberg, KCET, Los Angeles.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Thanks to the thousands of people who turned out en mass to take part in London’s Drive to Work Day. See how we took over the centre of London creating gridlock today. (Thank you for making our point.) -LS

Monday, December 10, 2012

The Parking Squid

It’s called “Parking Squid,” and we want these everywhere because who would dare steal a bike from the tentacles of a giant squid? Those things are scary! Funded by the Seattle DOT 1% for Art funds and designed by local business Decorative Metal Arts. (made locally?)  By Sarah Laskow at GRIST

Saturday, December 8, 2012


The Planning Commission of Laguna Beach want you the public to solve our parking problems because they can't figure out how. Read the short invitation in the Independent article for some background.

Despite four YEARS of subcommittee meetings between city officials and local residents on this topic the PC refuses to abandon a car-centric approach to mobility. Now after 4 years of paid salaries and benefits the PC is asking the public again for help with their homework.

Maybe a suggestion from outside the ‘Bubble’ will help, PEDal of San Clemente offers this:
Fact 1: Laguna’s roadways cannot be widened.
Fact 2: Laguna’s roadways cannot accommodate more cars.
Fact 3: 20th century car-dependency created Laguna’s parking problems.
Fact 4: 19th century velocipedal technology moves more people.
Conclude:   Adopt a multi-modal transport system