Thursday, May 14, 2015

Caltrans Presents: Color Wheels -- the Bicycle Community Art Show

With Bike Month now in full swing, we wanted to remind you about the terrific bicycle-themed art show now on exhibit in the Caltrans District 7 Museum. Called Color Wheels, the subject of the show is bicycles and the artist’s relationship to cycling in Los Angeles. The exhibit, which is presented by Caltrans and Metro, includes a bicycle piñata, 35-foot steel head trout skeleton, 100-year-old bikes, paintings, prints and much, much more! The artwork aims to share stories, experience, perspective, and representations of bicycles as a joyful means of mobility in our community.

Check it out at 100 S. Main St., Los Angeles 90012. The exhibit is open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through May 29, 2015.  

And in other bike news, the League of American Bicyclists (LAB) recently released its 2015 bicycle friendly state rankings. LAB ranks all 50 states on how bikeable they are based on a multifaceted bicycle friendly state questionnaire that is answered by each state’s bicycle coordinator.

Good news, Californians! The Golden State is now #8, up one from last year. California earns points for the safe passing law, complete streets policy, and active state advocacy group, among other things. Recommendations include better data collection regarding bicycling trips and injuries and adoption of performance measures to track and support complete streets project compliance. 

See LAB's California report card here. In case you're wondering, Washington claims the top spot, and Alabama is dead last.