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Tweets of the Day: Villaraigosa & Robinson on Driver Behavior Towards Cyclists

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Is this a true change in standpoint from our leadership? The beginning of a culture shift? Today, the L.A. Department of Transportation General Manager, Rita Robinson, aka MobilityMaven on Twitter, tweeted a warning to drivers: "Drivers - plz watch the road- be aware of cyclists. LADOT wrking w/LAPD & cyclists on road conditions/safety. Educ of drivers is crucial." Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa then retweeted it and followed it up with this: "I'm directing @MobilityMaven to work with the LAPD, LADOT and the cycling community to make our streets safe for cyclists."Additionally, following incident after incident after incident with the LAPD, Chief Charlie Beck has vowed to work with cyclists. He's scheduled to appear at the City Council's transportation committee meeting at the end of this month.