2012 was a good year for Walk Eagle Rock, let’s take a look at some blog stats and highlights from the past twelve months:
Most Popular Posts From 2012
- Some Thoughts on Outdated Bikeway Designs
- Restoring Angled Parking on Eagle Rock Boulevard
- A Look at Eagle Rock’s Relationship with Parking
- Galco’s and Bike Lanes
- Flawed Views on Bicycling, Part 2
All these posts deal with either bicycling and parking but only two of the top five posts deal with the community of Eagle Rock specifically.
I never imagined I would write a lengthy critique of bike lane design in Los Angeles or that such post would end up being the most widely read article on this blog. It had little to do with Eagle Rock but gained a bit of traction with the bicycling community. ”Restoring Angled Parking on Eagle Rock Boulevard” and “A Look at Eagle Rock’s Relationship with Parking“, however, offer a bit of historical perspective on Eagle Rock’s main streets, which I personally enjoy looking into. ”Galco’s and Bike Lanes” and the related post “Flawed Views on Bicycling” were my response to comments local business owner John Nese made about bike parking, bike lanes and bicycling customers. The posts gained a bit of attention due to Highland Park Patch and the bicycling community linking to them.
Some Personal Favorite Posts from 2012
I enjoy writing posts that examine crash data of local streets, as I did in A Decade of Crashes Along Colorado Boulevard. The analytical posts are time-consuming to write, but they are worth it to plainly illustrate that the streets of Northeast LA sacrifice safety in the name of speed.
Crossing Colorado Boulevard reflects something I notice whenever I walk around the neighborhood– all too often the needs of pedestrians are neglected in favor of swiftly moving automobiles. Anyone who regularly walks along Colorado Boulevard will tell you there aren’t enough crosswalks. And it’s true– especially considering Colorado Boulevard the community’s main street lined with a number of local businesses that are within walking distance of many residents.
I also enjoy the simpler posts that stem from pleasant or curious observations made while walking around town, as Westdale Connection did– the kind of posts that I envisioned when starting this blog.
Peculiar Searches That Led to Walk Eagle Rock
- rock on people
- sketch of mobility walking ramps
- drawings made by children on importance of zebra crossing
- silhouette outdoor child
- shirtless biking
- paving sidewalks and providing crosswalks near bus stops
- structures which take into concideration an old
Thanks for reading– if you have any favorite posts from 2012 feel free to share, it’ll help me get a better idea of the kind of material people come here for or enjoy reading about.