Time-lapse of 12th st. (now renamed Lake Merritt Boulevard) reconstruction (01.2011-11.2012).
road diet, new bridge, daylighting the channel that connects the lake to estuary and the bay.
very true comment on this oakland tribune article (22.02.13):
This is a tremendous project for Oakland which has received very little publicity in the Bay Area. The usual Oakland naysayers want to talk about crime, crime, crime. If this project was happening in San Francisco the media would have been doing weekly updates and cheerleading the entire time.
‘Stoopid Tall’ Bike Built By Richie Trimble Is The Tallest Two-Wheeler In Los Angeles. via huffpo, 23.04.13.
Trimble uploaded footage of his entire ride, from La Cienega Boulevard to Venice Beach, on YouTube Monday. Shot from his perspective on the tall bike, the video is a dizzying, suspenseful horror film for people who are afraid of heights…
Trimble also took to Reddit for an “AMA” (Ask Me Anything) session after the ride, where he got a thorough scolding from Redditors for not wearing a helmet. He defended himself by likening his ride to a circus act, calling it a “spectacle.”
“Do circus performers wear helmets and body protection? It’s clear that it’s not a day to day activity,” he wrote.
wow, reddit mob and the extent that the helmets thing is so deeply ingrained in everybody. it’s CICLAVIA, anyway! streets are closed off to cars!