Viewpoints regarding bicycles were made known this past week on various media fronts. For starters, Eagle Rock finally received a much-fought-for road diet on parts of Colorado Boulevard that included new bike lanes. Even this improvement, however, required groups with different opinions to come together and develop a coherent vision for the boulevard. Despite the challenges, the Los Angeles Times editorial board praised these and other efforts to make streets safer for both bicyclists and motorists. On the opposite end of the spectrum, columnist David Medzerian exalted the efforts of Long Beach to improve bike infrastructure but took exception to bicyclists who take these improvements for granted and, in any case, continue to engage in illegal and dangerous behavior. One other emerging problem is how bicyclists interact with hikers who must often share the same trails through mountainous terrain.
Don’t forget that CicLAvia is this weekend, on Sunday, October 6 in Downtown L.A. Bring your family and your bikes (or whatever you choose to transport yourself) and enjoy cruising down LA streets that are closed to automobiles. Click here for more information.