Monthly Archives: April 2009

Bicycle Friendly Cities

Ever since moving away to college I have virtually stopped driving.  First, in NYC the subway was my chosen mode of transportation.  Quick, east, cheap, eco-friendly and always amusing, the NYC has its own culture and vibe.  I always looked forward to a good cross town trip on the subway.  Now I am living in Santa Barbara and commuting to the city college here.  The bus is the most efficient way of getting between downtown SB and Isla Vista.  A bus pass is included with tuition and runs every 30 minutes to school and back.  It is very convenient and gives me time to finish up some homework or read a book because I don’t have to do any driving!  

THE UCSB bike path
Me biking on the UCSB campus
Bicycles are for short trips in Isla Vista: to go surfing, run to the store, to go study at the UCSB library or for getting to a friends house.  Bicycles are everywhere in IV, in fact, stolen bicycles account for 90% of Isla Vista’s crime rate.  Nearly every street in IV has a bike line and a bike path runs through the UC campus.  
I wish more cities could be bike friendly like IV.  What is better than a fast, simple, human powered machine?  I don’t think L.A. will ever make this list but there is always hope.
Grab a helmet and check out these 15 pedal heavens, where drivers have actually been known to use all five fingers when they wave at you.

Check out the cities that made the list. 
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Ra Ra Riot and Death Cab Tonight!

Ra Ra Riot and Death Cab @ UCSB thunderdome!

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Cool Designs

Check out some photos of new green designs in Milan

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MON >> APR 27, 2009

More Photos From Saturday’s “New York Street Advertising Takeover”

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Jennifer Jacobs

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Tristan Eaton

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Gaia and Rachel

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Via Woostercollective

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Tweet: What’s the deal with Twitter?

I’m not really sure I understand the whole Twitter phenomenon.  For those of you not familiar with Twitter , it is basically facebook…. except it’s just the status part.   Users sign into an account for the sole purpose of alerting their friends to what they are doing at that particular moment. I have a Twitter, but I have a feeling it will be short lived.  I’ll stick to FB for now.

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Real City/ Virtual Social Networking?

I discovered a new social networking site (just what I needed right) today called you city.  It is still in the beta phase but it seems very promising and facebook has already shown interest in it.  It basically is an interactive Sim City program.  It is very much worth it to check it out. 

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Interesting

I was browsing through the CNN videos today and found this.  If you find it interesting, you might want to watch one of my favorite t.v. shows, The Tudors on Showtime channel.

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