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So Many Bicyclists at the Beach, Lifeguards Declare a SigAlert

A far less crowded day on the bike path (Photo by Peggy Archer via the LAist Featured Photos pool)
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Massive traffic congestion leading to the declaration of a SigAlert is no big thing when it comes to our well-traveled freeways. But on a bike path? Sure, why not!? On the beachfront bike path from Venice Beach to Torrance area yesterday afternoon, Los Angeles County lifeguards hailed the traffic as "worse than the San Diego (405) Freeway" and declared a SigAlert, according to the Daily Breeze.

Traffic was moving at about 2 miles per hour along the path, and continued to build steadily as the afternoon progressed.

Temps were mild at the beach yesterday, and after a weekend of about a million beachgoers each on Saturday and Sunday, it's no surprise Monday's 4th of July celebration was in full effect at our shores.