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Metro Plans to Lift Bicycle Ban on Trains During Rush Hour, Releases New Colorful Map
For Bike Week LA, Metro this afternoon announced new rules that are sure to make bicycling commuters happy. Current law bans bicycles from many Metro Rail trains during rush hour. This Summer, however, plans are afoot to life the restriction "once directional signs are installed to steer bikes to certain areas of the train cars where they can be safely accommodated," the transit agency announced.
"This policy change appears to be a step in the right direction," said Carter Rubin on Streetsblog LA. He says the middle "articulated sections" of light rail trains will be used as the bicycle area while the rearmost car of each subway train will have fewer seats making more room for cyclists.
Additionally, a new countywide bicycle map (.pdf) was released, featuring paths, lanes, routes and even a couple mountain biking areas -- Wilacre Park and the Trans-Catalina Trail on Catalina Island.
Related: County Invites Community to Give Input on Bicycle Master Plan
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.