Several street safety improvements are underway in the L.A. neighborhood of Playa Del Rey. These include lane reduction road diets that have already been criticized by driving commuters who are experiencing delays.
(Note: Statistically speaking, riding a bicycle on a sidewalk isn’t a safe way to bicycle versus the street. However, for many novice or otherwise inexperienced riders the sidewalk is the only place they feel safe riding. The below piece discusses the safety concerns for pedestrians, but sidewalk riding poses some danger for cyclists as well. […]
Apparently, the number is higher than eleven. Early Thursday morning, Christina Dahab plowed into a group of cyclists standing in the road waiting to head off for the last leg of a bike ride. Nine of the cyclists were hurt so bad, they were hospitalized, at least two underwent surgery early yesterday evening and one […]
Former Mayor Richard Riordan presents training wheels to the wounded Mayor. For more pics from the conference, visist Gary Rides Bikes’ Flickr Page Despite the Monday 9am hour and the picture perfect weather, a standing-room only crowd assembled in the Metro Board Room for city of Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s first Bike Summit. Alongside Mayor Villaraigosa […]
Backlash drivers are celebrating Bonin's rollback of remaining Playa Del Rey road diets
(This week L.A. Streetsblog will be looking at the projects completed as part of a PLACE Grant awarded to Culver City in 2008. Part of that grant was a “physical project” that would demonstrate the city’s committment to creating a more bicycle and pedestrian friendly atmosphere. Don’t forget to tag any responses with #ccsb.) As […]