Morning Links: Protected bike lanes in DTLA, Long Beach wants to be cooler, and San Diego could go dockless

We’re back. More or less. 

While my laptop still lingers at the shop waiting for a diagnosis, they were kind enough to loan me a semi-balky replacement.

Which works well enough to get today’s bike news wrap-up online, anyway.



Work has started on transforming the bike lanes on Spring and Main Streets in DTLA to parking protected bike lanes, at the expense of a couple of parklets.

Long Beach’s bike-friendly mayor is working on plans to cool the city, from adding more trees and green spaces to getting more cars off the streets.



San Diego’s city attorney issues an opinion that dockless bikeshare doesn’t conflict with the city’s exclusive agreement with its DecoBike docked bikeshare system, which could open the door to other systems.

Berkeley gets a pair of new green bike lanes, along with safer bus loading zones and sidewalks to help students and faculty get to the UC campus.



A Honolulu woman became collateral damage when a drifting street racer smashed into her bike; the critically injured triathlete was riding with several other cyclists at the time of the crash.

Like California, it’s against the law to cross the centerline to pass a bike rider in a no-passing zone in Washington state. Even though drivers are allowed to do it in several other states, without the blood bath Governor Brown anticipated when he vetoed a bill that would have allowed it here.

A new Missouri bike shop built from railroad shipping containers will serve riders on a popular rail-to-trail bikeway.

Chicago bicyclists celebrate a frozen Winter Bike to Work Day. So why is it that Los Angeles, with its nearly perfect weather, can’t manage a single day to promote winter bike commuting here?

Caught on video: The war on bikes continues, as a Pittsburgh-area driver throws a bike rider to the ground, then heaves his bike at him.

No surprise here, as survivors of the New York bike path terrorist attack have filed a $600 million lawsuit against the city.



A writer for NewCo Shift delves into macro- and micro-mobility to explain why cars are doomed, and bikes will help us reclaim the streets.

Greenpeace says the answer is fewer cars, not just e-cars.

A Canadian website explains why bike lanes are good for everyone. Including people in cars.

They get it. Some bike lanes in Edmonton, Canada get plowed before the rest of the street, since they’re considered arterial routes for bicyclists.

After police tell a British woman they don’t have time to investigate her stolen bike, she tracked it down herself on eBay and stole it back.

A Dublin man was home with his wife giving his kids a bath when burglars broke into his home with crowbars in broad daylight, stealing a pair of high-end bicycles.

Malta has repealed its law requiring bike riders to wear helmets, part of a series of incentives to encourage more riding.

More proof that things are the same all over the world, as a new blue bike lane in Kuala Lumpur immediately turns into a parking lane.



Get your next KOM on a secret military base. It’s not dockless bikeshare parking, it’s littering.

And people have been fighting over the streets since the ’60s.

The 1860s.


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