LACBC’s Sleek New Video Promotes Bike Lanes on 7th Street

Earlier this week, the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition (LACBC) debuted a new video promoting the 7th Street Bike Lanes that should be coming to Downtown Los Angeles this fall.  This Streetfilm quality video is an easily watchable story of three very different cyclists with each of them explaining in their own words, and own language, how bike lanes on 7th Street will make their lives better.

This video also shows a very public display of support from the Bus Riders Union towards the LACBC.  Speaking in Korean, Sunyoung Yang, one of the lead organizer’s for the civil rights group, make the case for bike lanes to improver her commute.  The BRU and LACBC have been showing up at each other’s press conferences recently, and it appears both groups are interested in pushing a true multi-modal agenda.

I could go on about this video, but its 2:15 seconds long.  Take a couple of minutes and watch it for yourself.

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