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a housewarming party up in SF!
Livingston’s case is part of a troubling trend. Hit-and-run collisions involving bicyclists surged 42% from 2002 to 2012 in Los Angeles County, according to a Times analysis of California Highway Patrol crash data.
The increase came as the overall number of hit-and-runs involving cars, cyclists and pedestrians dropped by 30%. Between 2002 and 2012, the most recent data available, more than 5,600 cyclists were injured and at least 36 died in crashes in which drivers fled the scene.
The rising number of collisions underscores the delicate balance on Los Angeles streets, where more bicyclists are sharing lanes with vehicles. The number of Angelenos who are commuting by bike is slowly growing, federal data show. And in the last five years, Los Angeles has added more than 120 miles of bike lanes to promote safety and encourage more people to get out of their cars.
Nearly one-fifth of the hit-and-runs involving bicycles occurred in five neighborhoods: Long Beach, Santa Monica, downtown Los Angeles, Van Nuys and North Hollywood.
The collisions disproportionately injure the young. In 40% of cases, the victims were 18 or younger, the analysis found. The youngest was 1 and the oldest was 99.
Continue reading this article @ The LA Times!
In the summer of 1890, two young Americans William Sachtleben and Thomas Allen Jr. set off to circle the globe on new-fangled “safety” bicycles, prototypes of the modern bike. Over the next three years, they pedaled 18,000 miles across three continents and helped spark the great bicycle boom that transformed cycling into the wildly popular form of recreation and means of transportation we know today.
Using a new, compact Kodak camera, the young men captured 1,200 spontaneous snapshots on cellulose nitrate-based film negatives while crossing Europe and Asia. A third of these images survived and are held by UCLA Library Special Collections.
And now they want to show us these awesome photos!
You may remember the book Lost Cyclist?
Maybe you don’t, but no matter if you’ve read the book or not, this would be a show not to miss! The UCLA Fowler museum wants to show forty-three circular black-and-white photographs taken by the two cycle-tourist in 1891, but they need our help funding it. I know…I know…it’s not some new light, cycling jeans, or something else that you don’t need. It’s art, it’s history, it’s the only way to see these freakin’ photographs.
If you’re interested at all, I’d suggest clicking…HERE!