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Councilman Calls for 'Cyclists' Bill of Rights'

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July Fouth's "road rage" incident on Mandeville Canyon was reported here on Monday morning and the story quickly gathered steam with TV stations clamoring to interview the cyclists, the Police Captain reporting that the case would proceed as a criminal assault case and then culminating with Councilman Bill Rosendahl going on TV (video above) and referring to the Cyclists' Bill of Rights (PDF version), which addresses equality and access as basic civil rights that ensure cyclists their place on the road.

The Cyclists' Bill of Rights was introduced by the Bike Writers Collective earlier this year and it has been gathering Neighborhood Council endorsements with the East Hollywood NC taking the lead, Silver Lake NC following and Atwater Village due this Thursday.

Steve Hymon refers to the CBR in his Bottleneck Blog and today's LA Times article on the Mandeville incident concludes with Rosendahl quoting from the CBR saying "Cyclists have the right to travel safely and free of fear."

Disclosure: LAist contributor Stephen Box is one of the authors of the Cyclists' Bill of Rights