This is an archival story that predates current editorial management.
This archival content was written, edited, and published prior to LAist's acquisition by its current owner, Southern California Public Radio ("SCPR"). Content, such as language choice and subject matter, in archival articles therefore may not align with SCPR's current editorial standards. To learn more about those standards and why we make this distinction, please click here.
City Panel Explores the Idea of Banning Bicycle Sidewalk Riding
By Danielle Directo, Special to LAist
Bicyclists quickly shot down the city’s idea of possibly making it illegal to ride on sidewalks. During the Transportation Committee meeting last Wednesday, advocates said changing the vehicular code won’t ensure that all cyclists will be aware of the law. Instead, the city should develop safety education programs to inform casual or less experienced riders of the dangers posed by cycling on sidewalks.
“I would rather ride 10 mph on the sidewalks than ride 20 mph on the streets,” said one cyclist. “A piece of paint is not going to save my life when a 4,000-pound vehicle hits me,” he said.
Some recommended the city build barricaded pike paths to create a separate space for pedestrians and bicyclists and that education programs be geared at low-income Spanish speakers, many of whom are using the sidewalks to ride, said L.A. County Bicycle Coalition’s Aurisha Smolarski.
The committee will continue the discussion with the public during their meeting this Wednesday.
Michael John Mammone, 58, was riding his bicycle Wednesday along Pacific Coast Highway in Dana Point when he was assaulted.
Please don't hurt yourself.
Anthony Lowe was shot and killed by Huntington Park police on Jan. 26. 'Thank goodness that we’re in the era of videos,' said the family attorney as they file a federal civil rights lawsuit
The mountain lion's death comes about a month after the beloved P-22 was euthanized.
With two hikers still missing — one the well-known actor Julian Sands — expert mountaineers say the usual scarcity of snow in the L.A.-area makes it especially hard to get enough experience to safely venture out in harsh conditions.
But Yeoh is the first to publicly identify as Asian. We take a look at Oberon's complicated path in Hollywood.