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L.A. City Council Takes a Step to End the 'Culture of the Car'

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"The culture of the car is going to end now!" exclaimed Councilman Bill Rosendahl at today's City Council meeting about his ordinance to protect cyclists from harassment on the streets of Los Angeles. "The purpose of this ordinance is to protect cyclists in a way that they haven't been protected before. The LAPD hasn't been part of the solution, but sometimes has been part of the problem... By end of March, I want an ordinance that has teeth in it." And with an unanimous vote, the move to continue developing the ordinance was approved. LAPD Chief Charlie Beck is scheduled to meet with cyclists at a Transportation Committee meeting on February 24th.