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Signs Santa Monica Is Back to Being Very Bike Friendly

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Streetsblog points out that the city of Santa Monica has taken a back seat to Long Beach in recent years when it comes to leading the pack for bicycle-friendly progressive efforts. Now, Santa Monicans are seeing the signs, literally, that their city is getting back to business when it comes to making room for cyclists on their streets. New signs indicate that bikes have "a chance to be counted at intersections and get their own greens." They have been seen at intersections along Wilshire Boulevard. Why are those signs important? From Streetsblog:

Giving cyclists an equal chance to cross the street is one of the signs of a bike friendly city. Not only does it increase safety, it decreases the number of times drivers will witness a fed up cyclist, frustrated at a long wait, choosing to cross against a red light.

Recently, Santa Monica also opened up a new bike center.