UCLA To Experience a New Level of Bikeability

By Jimmy Tran, UCLA Transportation Bike and Pedestrian Planner Short term bike rentals, popularly known as bike share, are appearing across Los Angeles County. From the green Hulu bikes in Santa Monica to the blue bikes in Long Beach, bike share programs give residents and visitors alike a new way to experience a sustainable and …

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The Healthiest Building On Campus

As every UCLA student, staff, or faculty member must know by now, there stands a newly finished classic red, brick building next to Pauley Pavilion. Many, however, still wonder what exactly this building is. Most are just thankful for the construction project being complete! This new tall building is the newly finished Luskin Conference Center, …

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Far From The Tree: A Book that Will Expand Your Understanding of Disability

  As a person with disability and a student pursuing a Disability Studies minor, I have read a lot of literature on disability. While there are many great books on disability, my favorite is Far From the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity. A friend of mine recommended this book to me just …

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Loud Yet Easily Overlooked: Noise Pollution in Dorms and Apartments

  It was about 11 PM, and, after a long day of moving in, I was more than ready to sleep. However, the street just outside my window was booming with loud music and sounds of people chatting, putting a good night’s sleep just out of reach. It was only the first night in my …

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Bruin Steps: Introducing UCLA HCI’s Sidewalk Series

Whether we may be aware of it or not, our daily surroundings have a big impact on our health and safety. An easy example may be how having trees on our streets improve the quality of air we breathe. Another is how the quality of water we use and drink could directly influence our health. …

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Beyond the Disability Awareness Month

Perhaps some of you already know that October is National Disability Awareness month. There are many days in October relating to a variety of disabilities such as World Cerebral Palsy Awareness Day on October 7th, World Mental Health Day on October 10th, and White Cane Safety Day and Blind Americans Equality Day on October 15th. …

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UCLA State of the Commute 2013

By: UCLA Transportation UCLA Transportation has released its annual “State of the Commute” report with the results indicating continued progress by the University toward meeting its Climate Action Plan goal of achieving a 50% alternative transportation commute rate through public transit, vanpool, carpool, bicycling and walking. In 2013, UCLA’s drive-alone rate was 51.2% for employees, much lower …

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UCLA Is Now Home to LA’s First and Only Bike Counter

By Mike King, UCLA Transportation UCLA student, staff and faculty bicyclists gathered around the new bike counter on Strathmore Place. UCLA Transportation is proud to present the campus’ first automated bike counter.The bike counter is located on the southern side of Strathmore Place next to the green bike lane. The counter displays the number of …

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Blue + Gold = Green… Why I am proud to be a Bruin!

Did you know that UCLA was just rated one of the top green campuses in the nation? If you're looking for a way to make a difference on campus and in the world, there are a million ways to contribute here on campus. You're only limited by your imagination. How many college students can say that they can …

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10 things you probably didn’t know about bicycling at UCLA

1. There are seven miles of bike route on campus. 2. There’s over 3,000 spots to park your bike at UCLA. (Want even more? Send your ideas for bike rack locations to bike-info@ts.ucla.edu.) 3. The UCLA Bike Shop has over 80 bikes available for rent…  4. …including electric bikes, too. 5. Humans aren’t the only ones that …

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