Apparently, a LADOT DASH bus driver is in need of some serious retraining.
Or the city might find itself on the hook for violating the its own bicyclist anti-harassment ordinance.
Thanks to Michael MacDonald for the heads-up.
Bike the Vote LA continues their run-up for the March 7th election by endorsing Andy Wilson for Pasadena’s city council district 7.
Meanwhile, the Burbank Leader reports on the Burbank city council forum, where one of the candidates actually called for better bike infrastructure.
Lance says he loved wearing the US Postal Service uniform and hearing the national anthem played when he won, and being sued by the feds can’t take that away. Although they could take everything else.
Interesting piece from Cycling Weekly, as they look at ten racing inventors that changed cycling, with a few names you might know like Campagnolo and Cinelli.
VeloNews looks at the recent renaissance in French cycling, while Cycling News looks back at cycling’s “decadent” decade of the 1990s.
You may soon need a ticket to watch your favorite cyclists compete, as Belgian cycling promoters consider charging fans to watch the race.
A Covina bike rider was injured in what police believe was a gang-related shooting.
The Press-Telegram discusses the ebike expo coming to Long Beach this weekend.
Help restock books in the Silver Lake area on the monthly Street Librarians Ride this Sunday.
Richard Masoner of Cyclelicious offers a review of bike-related legislation in the state legislature, including the possible elimination of the ride-to-the-right law we discussed yesterday, and an actual bipartisan bill to legalize the Idaho Stop — a term Masoner helped popularize — in California. The only thing more shocking than the Idaho Stop actually being considered in California is the concept of Democrats and Republicans actually working together to pass it.
A Newport Beach bike rider suffered life-threatening injuries when he was apparently rear-ended by the driver of an SUV. Thanks to Lois for the link.
Sacramento police are looking for a bike-riding knife-bearing bike path robber.
Mountain View considers whether a 15 mph speed limit is too high — or too low — on a popular bike and pedestrian trail.
A Marin columnist contends mountain bikers who want to force the county to open all trails to bikes are acting like spoiled children.
Redding police identify the bike-riding victim in last week’s traffic shooting; the case is still under investigation, even though it’s being described as self-defense.
Friendship Circle is sponsoring their 6th annual adaptive bike giveaway program for kids and teens with special needs.
A new study from the University of Duh says improving cardiovascular fitness may help extend your life. And here we all thought sitting on your couch eating Cheetos and watching TV was the key to outliving all your friends.
Tragic news from Arizona, where a bike rider is dead in an apparent road rage shooting after arguing with a driver and his passengers.
A bill in the Iowa legislature would force drivers to change lanes to pass bike riders, while requiring bicyclists to use front and rear lights at all times — even in broad daylight — while a competing bill would require riders to display a slow-moving vehicle flag.
Kindhearted Oklahoma firefighters replace a small boy’s bicycle after his was destroyed in a collision with a pedestrian.
A Boston man describes his decision to keep riding after doctors discovered a cancerous tumor in and around his lower spine.
New York police confiscate two bikes from teenage cyclist accused of riding recklessly. Too bad that doesn’t seem to apply to reckless drivers, who just get a ticket — if that — and get sent on their way.
Good read from a Gotham website, which says Vision Zero only works when victim blaming stops and accountability starts.
A Savannah GA writer says traffic fatalities are the real American carnage, even if they weren’t mentioned in the inaugural address.
A quintet of bike-riding NASCAR drivers promote bike safety before turning their attention to qualifying for the Daytona 500.
A Florida woman gets 22 years behind bars for intentionally running over her bike-riding friend. Makes you wonder what she’d do to someone she didn’t like.
Caught on video: Nothing like standing on the pedals of your fixie with your fluffy white cotton tail bouncing in the breeze.
Caught on video too: A Brit woman responds to catcalls from a van driver by ripping off its wing mirror, then just rides away. Or maybe not.
Caught on video three: This is what it looks like to be sideswiped by a passing van.
It’s been too long since we checked in with Scotland’s Town Mouse, who gives one more reason you otter ride a bike.
A Kiwi bike rider urges drivers to just look, already.
A Chinese writer tells his countrymen to stop creating bikeshare companies.
A new study suggests the implementation of a minimum passing distance in Australia’s Queensland state isn’t having a significant effect on the amount of harassment bicyclists experience.
We can’t seem to get away from Malaysia this week.
- The 22-year old driver who plowed into a group of Malaysian teenagers, killing eight and injured another eight, is reportedly traumatized by the experience. No matter how bad she feels, the victims’ families feel a hell of a lot worse.
- A writer expresses his sympathy, not for the victims, but for the poor, innocent driver terrorized by a gang of bloodshot-eyed 13 to 17 year olds on bicycles. No, seriously
- The Malaysian massacre has convinced a neighboring state to require bike and pedestrian lanes in every new landscaping project to avoid similar incidents.
- And after nine years as a man without a country, a 15-year old German-born cyclist has finally become a citizen of Malaysia.
We may have to deal with SoCal drivers, but at least we don’t have to ride in front of runaway bulls — although we do have to contend with machetes. Yes, blowing through red lights and clipping a cyclist while driving on just three tires was probably a very bad idea.
And hi-viz may not be necessary, but some clothing is usually recommended.
I almost never have problems sharing a lane with Metro bus drivers. They have obviously been trained to pay attention to how cyclists use the road. But the DASH drivers are another story. It’s evident they are not getting the same training. Maybe LACBC can put Metro and the DASH trainers together, and have Metro teach the DASH classes?
Excellent idea! DASH drivers need more “extreme vetting”…
I think the Metro drivers go out of their way to share the lane. I don’t seem to encounter Dash much in my travels. But the big Hollywood tour buses not sure if they have any lane share training.