Bicycles on the Santa Monica Freeway

I bike where bikes are banned,” writes Perry. He and 9 friends illegally rode their bicycles through congested traffic on the Santa Monica Freeway west of I-405. Here’s video of their exploit.

In my area, it appears freeway traffic has dropped substantially over this past week as more people eschew single occupant motor vehicle travel. A side effect of higher gas prices is less traffic congestion.

20 Comments

  • SiouxGeonz
    May 1, 2008 - 7:39 pm | Permalink

    Whatever I said about California-centricism… I take it all back.
    When I was heading to see my sibs in the Turkey Day traffic and my bike was in teh car and I was going 9-12 mph and I wanted, wanted, wanted to abandon the car and … do just that. RIDE. PAST THE CARS.
    Cultivate the culture. Nurture it. spread it.

  • SiouxGeonz
    May 2, 2008 - 2:39 am | Permalink

    Whatever I said about California-centricism… I take it all back. When I was heading to see my sibs in the Turkey Day traffic and my bike was in teh car and I was going 9-12 mph and I wanted, wanted, wanted to abandon the car and … do just that. RIDE. PAST THE CARS. Cultivate the culture. Nurture it. spread it.

  • SiouxGeonz
    May 1, 2008 - 7:42 pm | Permalink

    volkswagen poll

    trying to figure it out.. only 1216 people have found it it seems…

  • SiouxGeonz
    May 2, 2008 - 2:42 am | Permalink

    volkswagen poll trying to figure it out.. only 1216 people have found it it seems…

  • Anonymous
    May 2, 2008 - 5:47 am | Permalink

    Bigger, wider highways built especially for trucks will be our salvation according to MOdot. For a good laugh watch their propaganda:

    http://modotblog.blogspot.com/2008/04/dedicated-truck-lanes-for-i-70.html

    Jack

  • Anonymous
    May 2, 2008 - 12:47 pm | Permalink

    Bigger, wider highways built especially for trucks will be our salvation according to MOdot. For a good laugh watch their propaganda:http://modotblog.blogspot.com/2008/04/dedicated-truck-lanes-for-i-70.htmlJack

  • Michael
    May 2, 2008 - 6:08 am | Permalink

    Reminds me of the guys that biked through the Holland Tunnel:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ceCOy-RM3DU

  • Michael
    May 2, 2008 - 1:08 pm | Permalink

    Reminds me of the guys that biked through the Holland Tunnel:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ceCOy-RM3DU

  • Yokota Fritz
    May 2, 2008 - 9:22 am | Permalink

    In the meantime, Jack, railroads are all expected to pay for their own right of way and even pay property taxes on it.

    California has truck bypasses to get trucks past heavy merge areas.

    Cool survey at the VW site, Sue.

  • Yokota Fritz
    May 2, 2008 - 4:22 pm | Permalink

    In the meantime, Jack, railroads are all expected to pay for their own right of way and even pay property taxes on it.California has truck bypasses to get trucks past heavy merge areas.Cool survey at the VW site, Sue.

  • Yokota Fritz
    May 2, 2008 - 10:32 am | Permalink

    Good one, Michael!

  • Yokota Fritz
    May 2, 2008 - 5:32 pm | Permalink

    Good one, Michael!

  • Paul Tay
    May 2, 2008 - 1:15 pm | Permalink

    Biking the freeways? Been there. Dun DAT. How to Drive Bicycles on the Expressway, WITHOUT really dying.

    Now, go do the 10 while impersonating Santa.

  • Paul Tay
    May 2, 2008 - 8:15 pm | Permalink

    Biking the freeways? Been there. Dun DAT. How to Drive Bicycles on the Expressway, WITHOUT really dying.Now, go do the 10 while impersonating Santa.

  • bikesgonewild
    May 2, 2008 - 3:52 pm | Permalink

    …i think that's just awesome…kind of a little "in yo face" to the creeping commuters…

    …cheers to anybody pulling that stunt off…

  • bikesgonewild
    May 2, 2008 - 10:52 pm | Permalink

    …i think that's just awesome…kind of a little "in yo face" to the creeping commuters……cheers to anybody pulling that stunt off…

  • Anonymous
    May 4, 2008 - 2:37 am | Permalink

    Who's that genius without a helmet?

  • Anonymous
    May 4, 2008 - 9:37 am | Permalink

    Who's that genius without a helmet?

  • Anonymous
    May 4, 2008 - 7:12 pm | Permalink

    yeeeee haw. whenever i visit my parents in orange county i wonder why people don't do stuff like that more often. looks fun, but i wonder how much the fine is. hell, i'd pay $50 a month for two years just to do that.

  • Anonymous
    May 5, 2008 - 2:12 am | Permalink

    yeeeee haw. whenever i visit my parents in orange county i wonder why people don't do stuff like that more often. looks fun, but i wonder how much the fine is. hell, i'd pay $50 a month for two years just to do that.

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