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Following Bicycle Incident, Villaraigosa Shows More Cycling Support

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Still recovering from a bicycle incident involving a taxi cab over a week ago, L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa yesterday released a YouTube video thanking people for their support and announcing a future bicycle summit.

"I had a little bit of a scare there," he said, "but I can tell you first hand just how difficult it is to move through our streets, to navigate through a city that is built for the automobile, but in many ways, will be the best place for cyclists will be in."

The New York Times called the incident "a gift to the cycling bloggers of Los Angeles," quoting blogger Ted Rogers: “He’s now officially one of us... Welcome to our world.”