And there are events being planned to promote the usage of bicycles several times during the year. Check out my Blog posting about CicLAvia at http://blairthompson.com/blog/?p=287
With the amazing weather we have it would be a waste to not take adavantage of the 2 wheeled form of eco transportation
I grew up in Portland which is extremely bike-friendly but Portland drivers are also quite calm... so that's my comparison.
We do have extensive bike paths in Los Angeles, that run along the Los Angeles River. Unfortunately we also have heavy traffic on most major streets, so care is certainly required to ride a bike in Los Angeles.
A good site to investigate the Bike paths in Los Angeles is http://www.labikepaths.com
With the building and extension of more Rapid Transit in Los Angeles, we are hoping for a more Bike Friendly L.A.!
..." O.C. and L.A. have made the League of American Bicyclists list of Bike Friendly Cities, if only just barely. Both were named Honorable Mention, a step below the Bronze designation, in recognition of the steps each has made
Los Angeles makes its claim on the basis of the new-found support from City Hall that has resulted in a widely praised new bike plan â€” which is just starting to result in new paint on the street â€” as well as the groundbreaking bicyclistsâ€™ anti-harassment ordinance.".....
Even with bike paths, drivers sometimes are not paying attention. On another note, there are many great trails if you bike off road.
Yeprem P. Davoodian
I grew up in Studio City and can remember riding my bike to friends' houses, the local shopping mall (Westfield), the library and to school. However, because LA is connected by canyons and freeways, I was quite limited in places I could bike to based on proximity and hills.
Ali, Community Manager
Los Angeles is extremely bike friendly! There are bike routes, buses with bike racks, bike paths that run from the downtown are to the beach and throughout Southern California.
Make sure you wear a bike helmet. Have fun and happy riding!
All the best,
Kat Becker, Prudential California Realty