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    Re: Bike Paths in Southern California

    This city -- long regarded as the nation’s most car-loving, driver-centric, petroleum-fueled, bike-hating municipality -- is sponsoring the bill. It’s part of L.A.’s long-simmering but suddenly swooning romance with the bike, nurtured over the last decade by cycling enthusiasts but perhaps brought into full bloom on July 17, 2010, when then-Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, riding his mountain bike on Venice Boulevard, was cut off by a taxi driver. He crashed, broke his elbow -- and became a champion of the city’s burgeoning bike culture.
    By then, two bills that would have required motorists to leave at least three feet between their cars and cyclists had already died in the Legislature. AB 1941 by Democrat Pedro Nava of Santa Barbara failed to get out of the Assembly Transportation Committee in 2006, and Nava’s AB 60 met the same fate in 2008.


    After the mayoral crash, Democrat Alan Lowenthal of Long Beach, a state senator who has since moved on to Congress, authored SB 910 in 2011 (see this bill comparison from the California Bicycle Coalition); it would have required the three-foot distance where possible, and otherwise would have required cars to slow to 15 miles per hour when passing.
    Will cyclists get a 3-foot cushion from cars? Only Gov. Brown knows - latimes.com

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    Re: Bike Paths in Southern California

    THIS, is just AWESOME!!!!

    Unauthorized bike lanes created in Midtown (New York Times)
    In full view of many pedestrians and motorists, bike activists used paint and stencils on Saturday night and Sunday morning to extend the bike lane on Avenue of the Americas (also known as 6th Avenue) from 42nd Street to 50th Street, the southern boundary of Central Park. My hunch is they won’t last long despite the chutzpah behind the effort.
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    Re: Bike Paths in Southern California

    I am so pleased that we get some new protection, even if it's just a little bit. This gives drivers a standard, that we need at least three feet between the car and bike. It also says that California cares, at least a tiny bit, about the needs of cyclists.
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    Re: Bike Paths in Southern California

    Non-profit CicLAvia receives $500,000 grant for car-free events (L.A. Times)
    The money from the Wasserman Foundation should be enough to help pay for CicLAvia events over the next two years. That’s great news!
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    Re: Bike Paths in Southern California

    Quote Originally Posted by alphabassetgrrl View Post
    I am so pleased that we get some new protection, even if it's just a little bit. This gives drivers a standard, that we need at least three feet between the car and bike. It also says that California cares, at least a tiny bit, about the needs of cyclists.
    Apparently, the third time's the charm:

    Gov. Brown Finally Signs Bill Requiring Drivers to Give 3 Feet to Bike Riders | Streetsblog San Francisco

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    Re: Bike Paths in Southern California

    This weekend, the Los Angeles Times formally launched “Roadshare,” a specialized opinion page that focuses on bicycling, bike culture, and the controversy over creating safe space on the street for all road users. It announced this new web venture with an editorial, “Sharing the Road and an op/ed piece by Robert Greene entitled “Cycling in Los Angeles, The rants, the roads and the bigger picture.
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