Safer Cycling in L.A.

According to an article in the Los Angeles Times, the Los Angeles City Council voted on Wednesday to study ways to make L.A. streets safer for bicyclists. Ideas under consideration include creating sharrows, increasing training for police officers, and creating a bicyclists’ “Bill of Rights”.

Read the article in the Times

3 Responses to “Safer Cycling in L.A.”

  • Sharper says:

    Increased training for police officers certainly won’t hurt. My (few) encounters with local law enforcement left me with the distinct impression that I was more familiar with the California Vehicle Code than they were, and Bob Mionske’s common complaint that officers often incorrectly cite bicyclists at collision sites adds fuel to that fire.

  • bikinginla says:

    Bad reporting by the Times. The Cyclists’ Bill of Rights already exists and has been endorsed by the L.A. City Council and numerous neighborhood councils throughout L.A. The Times has would have known that if they had just searched their own archives, since they’ve written about it several times before.

    You can see the full text of the CBR at http://www.bikewriterscollective.com.

  • Alan says:

    @bikinginla

    Thanks for the info…

    Alan

 
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