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more map origami

Here’s a video we shot last week of some new “map origami”, demonstrated by professional bookbinder Rebecca Smyrl: Here’s the folding guide for the first map that Rebecca demonstrated: (Click on the image to enlarge.  Hint: you can easily learn this by printing or drawing the lines on a sheet of paper, and using the […]

Posted June 24, 2012 by bstokes in Uncategorized

map of South LA’s Eastside by Eric Brightwell

Here is a hand-drawn map South LA’s Eastside by Eric Brightwell, as exhibited at the 1650 Gallery yesterday (Pendersleigh & Sons Cartography). We heard about these maps from an LA Times story on Brightwell. To see the full size image, click on it: The gallery wall and book give some ideas on how hand-drawn maps […]

Posted June 24, 2012 by bstokes in Uncategorized

launch of Bike Week LA

Today we joined Metro’s kickoff event for Bike Week at USC’s Galen Center. Below are some pictures. It was a great chance to highlight biking in South LA, with a prominent presence for groups from the East Side Riders, to the Real Rydaz, to TRUST South LA and ParTour.  Of course, we handed out copies […]

Posted May 14, 2012 by bstokes in Uncategorized

Repost: The Challenge of Encouraging Recreational Riding

How do bike shop owners see the map?  A great interview with reflections was just posted by Sahra Sulaiman on LA Streetsblog. Here’s a telling excerpt from the end: Looking down at the Ride South L.A. map on the counter, I tried to bring the conversation back to how we might make a tool like […]

Posted May 10, 2012 by bstokes in Uncategorized

Distributing the Map — A Test-Ride

On April 20th, we rode to several local businesses to hand out the Watts Ride map.  Would businesses love it?  Is distribution a kind of community organizing? This was a test ride, led by John Jones III of the East Side Riders.  John is explaining the map below to a British tourist, along with staff […]

Posted May 10, 2012 by bstokes in Uncategorized

bike video in CicLAvia with the map

For fun, we mounted an iPhone to a bike for video, and recorded the feel of CicLAvia with our map waving from a bike in front… ahh, the streets of downtown LA during CicLAvia:

Posted April 28, 2012 by bstokes in Uncategorized

Launch of the Watts Map — in person Sunday @CicLAvia

We are pleased to announce that this Sunday at 10:15am we will release the print version of our map, on the South Hub of the CicLAvia route.  The event builds on today’s launch online of our Watts Ride Map Project (see our press release below).  The Sunday live launch will take place in front of the […]

Posted April 13, 2012 by bstokes in events, Watts Towers map

Press Release: Map to Reimagine Bicycling in South LA (and announcing this site)

This Printable Map is Community-Created, Emphasizes the Watts Towers and Neighborhood Change through the Eyes of Local Riders April 13, 2012 — Los Angeles, California —  After a series of exploratory bicycle rides in South Los Angeles, a new map was released today that guides cyclists to the iconic Watts Towers.  Published by a coalition […]

Posted April 13, 2012 by bstokes in Watts Towers map

Video released on the making of the Watts Ride Map

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Posted March 23, 2012 by bstokes in video, Watts Towers map