It’s been awhile since I’ve shared any helmet cam video.
Not because LA drivers have miraculously improved. But because I simply haven’t had time to edit the videos and get them online.
And because I’m still trying to figure out if Apple’s “new and improved” iMovie hates me. Or maybe everyone. Or is just the worst software upgrade in human history.
No wonder it was free.
However, I wanted to share this one of a texting, intersection blocking driver who didn’t have a clue I was there
This bike cam thing seems to be catching on.
The El Segundo Police Department has recovered 14 high-end bikes and frames and they’re looking for the owners. Click here to download a pdf with photos of the bikes; if you recognize yours, call Property Crime Detective Ryan Danowitz at 310/524-2258, case #14-0497.
Then again, someone on Craigslist really wants to meet the person who stole his.
Now let’s get on to your shortened list of morning links.
LADOT has developed new spoke cards, including the Anatomy of a Safe Bike and another listing state and local bike laws. They also have new #bikeLA stickers, which I’m sure will be appreciated by everyone who has already been using the hashtag for years.
LAX wants to know how often you ride your bike to the airport, and why you do. Or don’t.
Prepare to say “Awwww” as actor Liev Schreiber bikes with his boys to the Brentwood farmer’s market.
Would a CicLAvia by another other name smell as sweet if they held it in Pasadena?
Long Beachize explains how Long Beach city hall got its bike sculpture.
The state legislature will consider a vulnerable user law this session. Although I’d think causing great bodily injury by running down a cyclist or pedestrian should be worth more than a $1000 and no jail time. Thanks to Christopher Kidd for the heads-up.
Urban Velo explains how to take advantage of the Federal Bike Commuter Benefit. I’d commute by bike but I work at home and my wife won’t let me ride in our apartment.
How Portland’s Sarah Mirk got her stolen bike back. More impressive is that the guy who recovered it said the promised $100 reward seemed a tad excessive.
A new family-friendly bike movie is now available on demand.
If you’re wanted by police and carrying meth and burglary tools, don’t ride your bike through a red light in front of a police car. And especially don’t crash your bike in front of the police station attempting to flee.
Finally, tragic news as the Fort Lauderdale bike rider who was dumped behind a dumpster by a drunken hit-and-run driver has died of an infection two months after the collision. If the SOB who left him there to die ever sees the light of day again, it will be a massive miscarriage of justice.
Thanks to Eddie Haardt for the generous donation. Very appreciated!