Author: Brenda Miller

CicLAvia in LA a Melting Pot of Pedal Power

Velocipedal pluralism is alive and well in the City of Angels. And last Sunday, the bicycle reigned supreme. L.A. is a place where non-conformity is the norm. Some are old, some are young, and others ride like they’re young forever.

San Clemente’s Grade for International Walk/Bike to School Day: A+

Wednesday, Oct. 3, was International Walk and Bike to School Day and several San Clemente schools strutted their stuff for all to see. Council memberLori Donchak escorted a group of students to Las Palmas Elementary School, while Councilman Bob Baker joined in with the Lobo Elementary community.

Bike Safety Not About Money, But Leadership

I’m still pondering the Newport Beach deaths of two lady bicyclistsin 24 hours a little less than two weeks ago. I’m haunted by the policy priorities everywhere that enabled them to be placed at risk–and continue to place more bicyclists and

The Kid, The Bike, and The Guardian Angel

It was 8:45 pm Sunday and we were out of milk, bananas, and cinnamon raisin bread. Foxy was riding shotgun, nose out the window, her spirit high on the clean, cool, salt air bombarding her eyes as we made our

Speak out for Bikes, Pedestrians Wednesday

An Open Letter to All Residents of San Clemente: Do you like walking in the roadway with cars? Do you trust motorists to drive carefully? Have you ever ridden your bicycle over or under the freeway at Camino de la Estrella,

Size Matters in Building Debate, But not the Way You Think

I attended the on building height not intending to speak. But after listening to dozens of impassioned presentations, I submitted my card because no one mentioned the morbidly obese elephant in the room: the high cost of parking cars.    The Council Chambers

Public Hearing Monday, August 27th, 2012

The time is NOW for San Clemente residents & users of the Pacific Coast Bicycle Route to engage and comment on our City’s DRAFT Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan. For a detailed explanation of what this is all about, see

Complete Streets: Will San Clemente Set the Bar?

If you care about Safe Routes to School, sitting in traffic, or even economic revitalization ofSan Clemente’s historic downtown, the last 3 General Plan Advisory Committee (GPAC) meetings will be the place to be. Save these dates: Sept. 12 and 26 and Oct. 9,

San Clemente Times Cover Story

In its June 28, 2012, edition, the San Clemente Times wrote a very nice cover story about San Clemente’s efforts to plan for multi-modal transportation. Senior Editor Stacie Galang went the extra mile to provide thorough coverage of the issue, interviewing

San Clemente Leading the Way

The City of San Clemente is, once again, stepping up to take a leadership role in its advocacy for non-motorized transportation. Last Friday, I alerted the Council and City Manager to the Federal Transportation Conference Committee that is reevaluating the