While the relationship between bicycle activists and, well, everyone else remains acrimonious, some are making the effort to bridge the gap between the needs of the two. One researcher in Seattle addressed claims that businesses that line new bike lanes are economically worse off than those without the lanes. The study discovered that, while tax receipts didn’t rise appreciably in some corridors with newly installed bike lanes, said receipts didn’t drop either. Back in Los Angeles, a rise in bicycle crashes and related deaths has sparked a need to better educate cyclists on safety. To that end, LAPD officers are holding workshops where participants also express local bicycling needs that aim to make the roads safer for cyclists.