Los Angeles Now Even More Bicycle Friendly
Biking in LA has its challenges and perils, the lack of bicycle lanes among them. But that is changing. Last weekend, 2.2 miles of bike lanes opened in downtown Los Angeles along 7th Street. Eventually that lane will extend all the way to East LA’s Boyle Heights. The street had already been claimed by bicyclists who work downtown, but the new lanes will make bicycling for some commuters a tad safer. Slowly and surely Los Angeles will become even more bike-friendly: CicLAvia, LA’s open street event, will have its third Sunday of streets free of cars on Sunday, October 9th (last April’s event pictured above left, click to expand). And LA was also the first city in the country to allow bicyclists harassed by automobile drivers to file civil charges against them. Keep Sunday, October 9th open. Biking in LA on streets free of cars will be sublime. At least now bicycling in downtown Los Angeles will be somewhat safer.