Los Angeles is blessed with a perfect year-round warm biking weather, with very little rain to spoil our day. So where’s the disconnect?
The situational controversy with Bird, Lime and Skip dock-less electric scooters continues. Several cities in SoCal including Beverly Hills, Huntington Beach, Culver City and Los Angeles have now banned the scooters from being ridden altogether for six months.
If riding in a group, do not ride side by side taking up both lanes and not giving way to a slower rider/jogger/pedestrian. If you ride fast, then by all means ride in the street, taking the vehicle lane along with cagers in traffic.
Distracted drivers ahead of cyclists on the road could come to an abrupt stop and create a dangerous situation for cyclists. Consider this before you release the brakes and glide into that right turn.
By now, we bicyclists (as well as motorists) have seen or are being daily introduced to the newfangled ‘Protected Bike Lanes’, seen locally in Los Angeles or further north in cities like Berkley.
Off-road bike paths are bike routes for scenic rides that generally run alongside creeks and rivers, but riders must be vigilant and on the lookout for some perils that may present themselves around every corner.
the bike rider or bicyclist is required by law to observe all rules, regulations and vehicle codes as mandated by the State Legislature, which is spelled out in the California Vehicle Code (CVC).
According to law CVC 21202 (a), a bicycle rider can occupy a vehicle lane to legally make a left turn just as any other vehicle can. However, statistics show that this is not a safe place for a cyclist to be in against inattentive drivers.