Founded in 1998, Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition (LACBC) works to build a better, more bike-able Los Angeles County. LACBC is the only membership-based nonprofit organization working exclusively for the millions of people who ride bikes in Los Angeles County. Through advocacy, education and outreach, Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition brings together the diverse bicycling community in a united mission to make the entire L.A. region a safe and enjoyable place to ride.
News and Events
To assist in the implementation of Santa Monica's newly adopted Bicycle Action Plan, Santa Monica Spoke will take the lead on grassroots community outreach. Working with community groups, neighborhood associations and merchant groups, SM Spoke will focus on two key bikeway projects: bicycle boulevards on the Michigan Avenue Neighborhood Greenway, and protected bike lanes on Broadway.
Congrats also to the nine other local advocacy organizations who are making it safer to bike across the country, and thanks to Performance Bicycle and the Alliance for Biking and Walking.
Read more on the Santa Monica Spoke blog.
After 3 years as a successful and award-winning LACBC program addressing the needs of low-income cyclists in Los Angeles, City of Lights has branched out to form its own organization called Multicultural Communities for Mobility. Much like CicLAvia started as a sub-committee of LACBC to become the strong non-profit it is today, MCM will become its own nonprofit organization to expand its reach beyond cycling to cover transit and pedestrian issues in low-income communities of color.
We would like to thank all of the volunteers that make City of Lights/MCM what it is, especially founders Allison Mannos, Adonia Lugo, and Andy Rodriguez. We wish MCM the best of luck in continuing to provide communities of color the resources they need for their transportation needs.
You can read our press release on the LACBC blog and find more information there about MCM's upcoming fundraiser on Friday, August 10.
Friday, June 22, 2012 - 7:45pm - Saturday, August 25, 2012 - 10:00pm
When: Friday and Saturday Evenings June-August
Where: Grand Performances at California Plaza - 350 S. Grand, Los Angeles, 90071
LACBC has partnered with Grand Performances for a sweet series of bike valets this summer! Every Friday and Saturday night from now until the end of August, Grand Performances will be hosting FREE concerts, film screenings, dance performances, etc. at the outdoor California Plaza in Downtown LA, and we'll be providing the bike valet! Check out the schedule of Grand Performances with bike valet below and head over to their website for more info: GrandPerformances.org.
To find our bike valet, enter California Plaza off of Grand Ave., walk up the steps south of Blue Cow, and find us in front of the Deloitte Building.
All of these Grand Performances begin at 8 PM:
Volunteer for Bike Valet! In order to offer bike valet, we'll need your help! We have two shifts for each valet: 7-9 PM and 9-11 PM. Email email@example.com to sign up!
The Neighborhood Bike Ambassador program is a new way for LACBC members & volunteers to work on neighborhood-scale projects and organize local support for bike projects and LACBC campaigns in the City of Los Angeles.
This new LACBC initiative is to support the implementation of the City of LA bicycle master plan. Neighborhood Bike Ambassadors will work on one of 5 City of LA area committees: the Valley, South LA, the Westside, Central LA, and the Eastside/Northeast LA. Neighborhood Bike Ambassadors will meet monthly starting in early fall 2012 and each area committee will generate a set of goals to pursue over the coming months.
Learn more here and sign-up to become a Neighborhood Bike Ambassador today!
We’ve got some good news from Spring Street in Downtown Los Angeles. We conducted bicycle counts on Spring Street before and after the installation of the buffered green lane so we could see how this infrastructure investment affected bicycle riding in Downtown and cycling is up 52%!
The most encouraging news from this count is the strong gains in the number of women riding bicycles on the Spring Street lane. As we report in our newly-released 2011 Bicycle and Pedestrian Count Report (see below), the state of female ridership for the city as a whole is not good. The proportion of women who ride bikes in Los Angeles has remained virtually unchanged at below 20% for the past two years. Spring Street, on the other hand, is an indicator of how in just a short while bicycle infrastructure that provides a buffer between auto traffic and the bike lane can make a big difference in the number of women who ride bicycles. Even accounting for the overall increase in ridership on Spring Street, the gains in female ridership are impressive. The number of female cyclists on the weekday went up 100% after the green lane was installed. On the weekend, the percentage increase was a massive 650%.
We also have are pleased to announce the 2011 City of Los Angeles Bicycle & Pedestrian Count Report is finished and available. We shared results from the 2011 count late last year. Read more about the results of the Spring Street count and the 2011 City of LA Bike & Ped Count here.