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  • East Hollywood ArtCycle on February 28th /  illuminateLA
    bands food an art award give away and more The north side of Melrose and Heliotrope will be closed off for various activities featuring a kids corner music performances and food Tables will also be set up for artists from the neighborhood to display their work Some of the participants include Killsonic Sacred Fools Theater Syncronicity Gallery Recycled Movie and LA Commons Maps of the various art galleries who will open their doors from 2 10 pm will be provided at the Hel Mel block as well as on line to download from your home There will be spoke cards t shirt printing kids painting and guided bike and walking tours Be sure to bring your reusable mugs to stay hydrated without creating trash and take public transportation if you can to the event The East Hollywood Neighborhood Council has three Red Line stations within it s boundaries Hollywood Western Sunset Vermont and Santa Monica Vermont and major bus hubs on Hollywood Western and Santa Monica Vermont For an event breakdown sponsors participants and more visit http EastHollywoodArtCycle com and sign up to the Facebook group to stay connected with us for next years event Bookmark on Delicious Digg this

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  • Bike Rack Design Competition – Ready! Set! Go! /  illuminateLA
    important element of street furniture the bicycle rack To get some insight to the Hollywood bike rack situation check out SoapBoxLA s blog Good for Bikes Good for Business Bike Parking Get inspired and submit your ideas for not only ideal safe secure bike parking but also bike parking that the whole world can turn to and take examples from For Specification and Design and more info download the Bike Rack Competition pdf here Submit proposals by 3 PM on Friday March 6 2009 to Mail Los Angeles City Council President Eric Garcetti East Hollywood Bike Rack Competition Attn Helen Leung 5500 Hollywood Blvd 4th Floor Los Angeles CA 90029 E mail Helen Leung lacity org Although special care will be taken in the handling of all submissions the City of Los Angeles cannot be responsible for any materials that are ost or damaged while in our possession or in transit Applicants will be notified of the Selection Committee s decision by mid April 2009 ELIGIBILITY This competition is open to all artists and designers living in Los Angeles County Bike riding enthusiasts and or East Hollywood residents are encouraged to apply Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on

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  • My Green Valentine /  illuminateLA
    give as a gift Animals need you and will give you and your loved one many years of joy the kind that can t be compared with any diamond in the world Buy a brick paver in your partner s name Some galleries government buildings museums hospitals churches fire stations police departments etc raise money by offering a wall or a path to the community This wall or path is created with bricks that bear the name of your loved one This gift lasts forever well as long as the building stands at least and will hold your memories It s like carving a heart into a tree with you and your partner s initials as a declaration of lasting love Most brick fundraisers start at a minimal of 100 Declaring your love with a message in the sky is not only temporary it is also very harmful to the environment Adopt a seat in a theater I ve always wanted to do this because I think it is such a great gift for someone you love Go to your favorite theater and see if they have such a program You will not only flaunt your love for the world to see you will receive season tickets and support a local business In these hard economic times your gift might help a theater stay open for another season I believe some churches have similar programs Support them with this gift of love Join a community garden You and your loved one can learn how to grow your own fruits and vegetables and benefit from this gift every day Eat your own freshly picked cucumbers add your own cilantro to your fish or take a home grown apple to your next picnic with friends Here s a different idea for a

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  • BikeRoWave Needs a New Home! Help! /  illuminateLA
    405 and North of Washington Blvd are ideal Unfinished industrial space and odd spaces are welcome If you have resources or leads please email locationhunt bikerowave org For more info visit http www westsidebikeside com bikerowave seeks a new location Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Share on Google Share on Linkedin share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this

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  • A Guide for Reducing Collisions Involving Bicycles /  illuminateLA
    FHWA in the early 1990 s bicyclists were riding against the direction of traffic in 32 percent of relevant cases and about 15 percent of bicyclists were coded as contributing to the crash by riding against traffic Hunter et al 1996 This factor is particularly prevalent in crashes at intersections and other junctions where the motorist and bicyclist are on crossing paths Bicyclists riding the wrong way are approaching from a direction where motorists do not expect them and motorists are typically looking for a gap to the left before pulling out The right turn on red vehicle movement is an additional component to a number of these crashes Additionally bicyclists traveling the wrong way may not be able to see traffic signs and signals Bicyclists on the sidewalk are also in a position where motorists do not expect them particularly if also traveling the wrong way While about 16 percent of the cases indicated the bicyclist was riding on the sidewalk riding off the sidewalk at a driveway or intersection was indicated as a factor in a little more than 9 percent of the cases analyzed by Hunter et al 1996 Crashes involving sidewalk riding tended however to result in fewer serious and fatal injuries than other crashes Around 10 to 11 percent of the North Carolina crashes involved sidewalk riding Three fourths of bicyclists riding on a sidewalk crosswalk or driveway crossing in these crashes were also riding facing traffic The problem is further compounded since bicyclists are often traveling faster than pedestrians and may not have enough time to avoid a vehicle pulling across the sidewalk RISK FACTORS FOR BICYCLE MOTOR VEHICLE COLLISIONS AT INTERSECTIONS BY ALAN WACHTEL AND DIANA LEWISTON Abstract An estimated 650 000 people were treated in emergency rooms in 1992 for bicycle related

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  • LADOT Bikeways “Under New Management” – from SoapBoxLA /  illuminateLA
    fighting for an open and inclusive process for bike advocacy and fighting for the reorganization of the long dormant and ineffective BAC It was a long and arduous journey but along the way the City Council responded to the clamor The Transportation Committee and the Planning and Land Use Committee intervened resulting in an action that reorganized the BAC and directed departments from Planning to Rec Parks to Public Works to the City Attorney s office to assign and direct staff to support the efforts of the new BAC Along the way Paul Meshkin was named as the new head of the LADOT Bikeways Engineering Group Paul is returning to Bikeway s and to this position and we are optimistic that the City Council directed reorganization and his leadership will result in a successful LABAC Attached is a copy of a letter I submitted to Paul this week Paul Congratulations on your tour of duty as the head of the LADOT Bikeways Engineering Group I hope you are successful in revitalizing the department and I look forward to working with you As for the opportunity ahead 1 The City of Los Angeles has an early notification system in place so that members of the community can simply sign up and then receive an email with the agendas of the City Council the Council Committees the Commissions etc I realize that the LA Bicycle Advisory Committee has a long tradition of using the US Postal Service in order to deliver little packets of printed matter including agendas and clippings but those days are so long gone We have a new president he twitters and the time has come for the City of Los Angeles and the BAC to join the revolution Please take advantage of the technology and let s start

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  • A Woman’s Eye at the Odyssey Theatre /  illuminateLA
    with Los Angeles City College Theater Academy This work in progress performance series will explore the evolution of the modern woman by tapping into three iconic women figures from history Lilith Amaterasu and Eve Running January 16th and 17th at 8pm and January 18th at 2pm Students pay what you can Adults 10 There will be post show discussions after every performance Performances are Friday January 16th and Saturday the 17th at 8pm and on Sunday January 18th at 2pm Tickets are 10 Pay what you can with a valid student ID The Odyssey Theatre is located at 2055 S Sepulveda Blvd between Santa Monica Blvd and Olympic Get your tickets by calling 310 477 2055 or email them at oddysseytheatreensemble hotmail com The Odyseey is easily accessible via Metro bus 4 or 704 rapid from Santa Monica Blvd Walk down Sepulveda to the theater You can also get there via the Dash which is the local bus I always ride my bike there from Hollywood or I jump on the bus and put my bike on the rack in front of the bus The Odyssey has a little terrace where I usually lock up my bike Enjoy the show

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  • Free Rides On All Metro Busses on Christmas Eve – 9pm to 2am /  illuminateLA
    December 24 25 and December 31 January 1 Patrons boarding a Metro Bus including the Metro Orange Line or the Metro Red Purple Blue Green or Gold rail lines during the hours designated will receive a free ride to their destination The free rides are being offered during this period to promote safety during the holiday season Metro is an option for people attending holiday parties so they don t have to drive Metro s fleet of more than 2 200 buses the Metro Orange Line a dedicated bus transitway in the San Fernando Valley and Metro Rail lines offer patrons alternatives to driving solo in their vehicles with convenient travel opportunities throughout the region The Metro Purple Line operates from Union Station in downtown Los Angeles to Wilshire Western and the Metro Red Line from Union Station to North Hollywood in the San Fernando Valley The Metro Blue Line operates from Long Beach to downtown Los Angeles the Metro Green Line runs between Norwalk and El Segundo and the Metro Gold Line operate between Union Station and Pasadena For complete route and schedule information patrons can call 1 800 C O M M U T E or visit Metro

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