Category: Speaking of Spokes

San Clemente Council Commits to Complete Streets

By unanimous vote Tuesday evening, San Clemente’s City Council adopted its first Mobility and Complete Streets Element and Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan. Both documents are fully integrated with the City’s new General Plan and will guide all decisions related

San Clemente Proposes Complete Street on Coast Hwy

From a Complete Streets advocate’s perspective, 2014 promises to be a significant one for San Clemente’s desire to create “a balanced multimodal transportation system for all,” as resolved by our visionary City Council in Jan. 2012.  Here’s what’s happening: In

127 Kids, Principal Cycle to Concordia Elementary

May 8 was National Bike to School Day and San Clemente’s Concordia Elementary pushed the pedals over hill and dale to hit the books in style! Walk-n-Roll Wednesdays founding Mom extraordinaire, Ellie Hammargren, got everyone motivated and designated a rendezvous

Primer 4 F-U-N: May is Bike Month. Come Ride with Us

It’s time to get in gear, Spanish Village! This is Bike Month, Summer is almost here, and we have an historic event upcoming. Mayor Bob Baker and the San Clemente City Council will be officially declaring May as Bike Month at

Ride the Metrolink Bike Car to CicLAvia

This Sunday, you’ll have the opportunity to experience what could be the future of Los Angeles–without a car. That’s right: the City whose modern history was defined by the automobile is regularly experimenting with a car-free environment–and it’s FREE! Here’s

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,