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Eyes Above the Street: Media Take Over 1st Street

10:27 AM PST on February 8, 2013

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Reader Erik Griswold noticed something outside of what was originally intended. While the media's full-court press coverage of the tragic shooting of police officers and the ongoing manhunt have certainly captivated the media, the press frenzy in front of LAPD headquarters also tells a different story.

Sometimes a buffered bike lane isn't enough. If ever an L.A. street needed a truly separated bike lane, with parking between the bike lane and the street, it's 1st Street between Main Street and Spring Street in Downtown Los Angeles. Instead of bumping the buffer, LAPD and LADOT should separate the car traffic from the bike traffic through a physical separation. In incidents such as this one, it would also provide a little extra security for LAPD headquarters.

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