It wasn’t too long ago when bike transportation was mostly an afterthought for transportation heads. Today, however, bicycle use is on the rise, mostly as an alternative to car use. Cities like Los Angeles are quickly adapting to this new reality by preparing and implementing bike plans that provide a smorgasbord of solutions that make bike travel easy and safe. Sharrows, protected bike paths and painted bike lanes are just some of the innovations that have sprouted in recent years. However, some of these efforts have experienced growing pains, as vehicle drivers continue to resent sharing road space with bicyclists and residents and businesses remain hostile over certain designs.