I want to ride my bicycle bicycle bicycle

Queen sang it best in the song “Bicycle Race.”  I want to ride my bicycle and I will.  Especially since it is Bike Week LA, a week full of bike related events promoted by Metro, the purveyor of bus and rail lines in Los Angeles.  This Thursday, May 19th is Bike to Work.  Not only can you ride to work but you can encourage your co-workers to do the same.

Biking in this city is not an easy task, it requires concentration, staying alert

The wheels on the bus go round and round

I dream of a day where I can take a subway from Santa Monica to Downtown for some great Japanese fare in Little Tokyo without having to get in my car.  It will be many, many (+ 3 more manys) years before we see this come to fruition.  In the mean time, there is some progress on the new light rail system called the Expo Line.  The first leg of the line is from Downtown Los Angeles to Culver City and only part of that line is currently open.  The next leg will be from Culver City to the Santa Monica Pier.  Don’t expect that until at least 2015.  What do I have to do to get around this large city while leaving the car key at home?