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Long Beach Residents Still Confused about Bicycle Laws

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Long Beach Press-Telegram Sports Columnist Doug Krikorian witnessed a little girl with her family riding along Long Beach's new green bike lane in Belmont Shore. He was a bit taken aback, worried for her safety among the potentially deadly cars on the road. Others shared that sentiment: "This is an absolutely crazy concept," says Long Beach resident Bernie Selmanson. "Who's going to accept the responsibility when someone gets seriously hurt? The first time that happens - and it inevitably will - that'll be the end of cyclists sharing the right lane with motorists in Belmont Shore." With our without the green painted lane, the law will always allow for bicyclists to share the road. As heard many times about this and other projects, serious education on bicycle laws need to happen in communities and at the DMV level.