Today’s Headlines

Featured Headline: Last night a Disney Land employee was biking home from work when she was struck from behind and killed by a negligent driver.  Was the driver trying to pass her?  Would the publicity surrounding the passage of a 3 Foot Passing Law have saved her?  We’ll never know.  Thanks, Governor Brown.
  • America’s Commutes Start Sooner, Last Longer (BBC)
  • Virgil Village Getting Traffic Calming Plan (Curbed)
  • City Lab Looking at Westwood Village (Daily Bruin, The Source)
  • Exploring L.A.’s Newest Neighborhood, Occupy L.A. (Curbed)
  • An Amusing Compilation of GM Apology Tweets (Transportation Nation)
  • Transportation Engineer Claims CicLAvia Bad for Bike Advocacy (LAT Letters)
  • Brown Giving Unions What They Want With Bill Signings (LAT)
  • City Officials Look to “Unleash” LA River (Daily News)

More headlines at Streetsblog Capitol Hill

  • That Transportation Engineer has it backwards when he says that CicLAvia encourages bike riders to ride all over the place and not obey traffic laws.  He missed the entire point that without cars on the road cyclists didn’t have to worry about cars and could use the entire road.  Most cyclists are aware that we need to obey the laws when riding on a regular day.  

    And, as far as educating others how to ride, I witnessed one father telling his child, “Look – see those lines there? That’s a bike lane. That’s where you ride when it’s not CicLAvia.”

  • “Would the publicity surrounding the passage of a 3 Foot Passing Law have saved her?”Not in Orange County.