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Uneasy Rider: Biker Pedals Merrily Down the Middle Lane Of The 101 Freeway
Who among us hasn't wondered if it might be faster to walk or bike on the 101 South at that stretch just before it hits downtown?We obtained a photo of someone who decided to give it a shot near the Silver Lake Blvd. exit. Even though the traffic doesn't seem to be moving along too quickly, just looking at the picture makes us break out in a cold sweat.
It seems pretty foolish, but is it illegal? We called up a CHP officer who told us: "Yeah, that's a big no-no."
Officer Ben Chaney explained that there are some state highways where it's okay to bike. And there are even certain stretches of the 101 near Santa Barbara where it's legal to pedal but Chaney explained, "That's because it's not a fully regulated freeway it becomes like a state highway." There's usually a sign near the on-ramp letting you know where it's okay to bike (or you could rely on commonsense, if you have any of that).
If an officer catches you pedaling in the middle of the freeway, he can cite and fine you and instruct you not to do it again. The second time you get caught, it's a misdemeanor.
Southern California's Snow-Capped Mountains Are Beautiful. Here's Where To Maximize The View (And Snap A Great Picture)It's been many, many years since we saw this much snow in our mountains. Going up there right now isn't safe, but here are some places where you can enjoy the view and snap a pic.
April Valentine died at Centinela Hospital. Her daughter was born by emergency C-section. She'd gone into the pregnancy with a plan, knowing Black mothers like herself were at higher risk.
A look at years past when snows creeped into our citified neighborhoods, away from the mountains and foothills.
In the face of a drier future, that iconic piece of Americana is on its way out in Southern California.
Another Missing Hiker Has Been Found Dead In San Gabriels As Search For Actor Julian Sands ContinuesBob Gregory, 62, went missing the same day as Sands. His body was recovered near Mount Islip.