Maybe it’s a secret.
LA County Sheriff’s deputies made an arrest in the hit-and-run that left a 15-year old Redondo Beach boy with severe road rash, after the driver dragged the teen and his bike under his truck last month.
But they’re not telling us who the suspect is, or giving any details about him.
The driver was arrested after the deputies spotted the truck in Rolling Hills Estates on Tuesday.
Unfortunately, he’s likely to face just two years behind bars due to California’s overly lenient hit-and-run laws.
LADOT told the Mar Vista Community Council that the new extension of the Venice Blvd protected bike lanes and bus lanes will be moving forward.
Venice Bl For All update:
The good news: it sounds like @LADOTlivable will be implementing protected bike lanes and dedicated bus lanes on Venice next month!
The bad news: they have now delayed the rest of the protected bike lanes from Inglewood to the beach until “2023/2024” pic.twitter.com/zQkCdNLS3S
— Streets For All (@streetsforall) October 6, 2022
Mar Vista Voice offers a detailed thread capturing the highlights — or lowlights — of the meeting, including the power of local NIMBYs to delay, if not halt, vital safety projects.
The world reached a tragic milestone this week — and one to which the US contributes more than its share.
This week we reach 1,000,000 deaths on the worlds roads in 2022! Yes, 1 million people!
Outrageous, since we know what to do to avoid this needless suffering.
The UN Decade of Action on #RoadSafety 2021-2030 & related plan are a unique chance for more vigorous action, now! pic.twitter.com/WhVUI1BWVR
— Etienne Krug (@etiennekrug) October 4, 2022
Meet LA’s cute little bike lane mini sweeper.
Today is CA Clean Air Day! We’d like to re-introduce StreetsLA’s 100% all electric mini sweeper. “Verde” main task is to clean the bike lanes in downtown @LACity To learn more about @CleanAirDay visit: https://t.co/wY7u5G7bBu @LACityDPW pic.twitter.com/eww5cJJJ3d
— StreetsLA (@BSSLosAngeles) October 5, 2022
The war on cars may be a myth, but the war on bikes just keeps on going.
Four men have been arrested in the stabbing death of a 21-year old man in a London suburb; the men ran the victim down with their car and knocked him off his bike when he rode off after colliding with them.
A London bus driver lost his appeal to keep his job after he was fired for dangerously swerving onto the wrong side of the road to pass a bicyclist he thought was delaying him, then brake checked the bike rider, forcing him to ride up on the curb to avoid plowing into the bus.
You can look forward to bike lockers and bike racks at many stations when Metro’s K Line, aka Crenshaw Line, opens this Friday.
Streetsblog gives a rave review to GoSGV, the new monthly ebike rental program from ActiveSGV and the San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments.
More on the groundbreaking for Baldwin Park’s first urban bike and pedestrian path; the $1.15-million commuter bikeway will take you to Kaiser Permanente and the In-N-Out HQ.
The Huntington Beach City Council voted unanimously to approve construction of a half-million dollar bicycle boulevard on Utica Ave.
Goleta approved the $28.3 million San Jose Creek bike and pedestrian path connecting the downtown area with the beach and bike path on the other side of the 101 Freeway; the plan moves forward after languishing on the books for over 30 years.
Berkeley will reconsider previously approved protected bike lanes on Hopkins Street in North Berkeley, after learning it will require the removal of twice as many parking spaces as previously estimated. Because as we all know, places to store cars when they aren’t being used are far more important than protecting human lives — let alone giving an economic boost to local businesses.
Unbelievable. A San Mateo County woman is dead after a truck driver slammed into her bicycle while driving on the wrong side of the road last month, because he was working on just two hours sleep and driving with a puppy on his lap; he veered onto the wrong side of the road when the puppy fell off and he bent over to pick it up. He faces a well-deserved charge of felony vehicular manslaughter.
A car site tries out Audi’s Cellular Vehicle-To-Everything (C-V2X) safety system to alert drivers to the presence of bicycles, and the other way around. Although it only works if both the bike rider and the driver have it installed.
A writer for Forbes says Rad Power’s RadRunner Plus electric utility bike is the best ebike for college students. Never mind that he admits he hasn’t tried the other bikes, owns two Rad Power bikes already, and his son rides one on his California campus. So, totally objective, then.
Speaking of Rad Power, the ebike maker faces another lawsuit after one of their bikes allegedly “malfunctioned and failed catastrophically,” causing a fire that damaged a Pennsylvania man’s home and car.
They get it. A New York website says we need ebike incentives, not bans.
After spending four years riding around the world, a man discovers that travel isn’t about the destination.
Good question. A Toronto paper wants to know why there are still thousands of ring-style bike racks on the streets, even though the city has known for more than a decade that they’re subject to theft; after the current rate, they’ll finally replace the last one sometime between 2041 and 2050. Canadian law may vary, however, knowing about the problem and failing to fix it could means the city can be held liable if a bike is stolen from one.
A European site questions why bicycles have remained largely unchanged for 150 years, despite the a number of “demonstrably superior” designs.
A Scottish teenager set a new record by riding to 76 of the country’s castles, covering 480 miles in six days.
Britain’s active transportation nonprofit Sustrans calls on the country’s new government to make protected bike lanes on school routes an urgent priority.
Go truffle hunting by bicycle on Tuscany’s fabled Strade Bianchi gravel roads, while staying at an 800-year old wine estate.
We Love Cycling, the bike-focused website from Czech carmaker Škoda, takes a look at some of the lesser known bike-related world records. Maybe we should all take a crack at the world’s highest bunny hop; I’m pretty sure I can clear at least an inch. Maybe two.
Israeli medics treated 2,741 people for bicycling injuries over Yom Kippur, when people traditionally take advantage of the empty streets to ride their bikes.
A comprehensive review of existing literature by an Australian university on the reasons why people don’t ride bikes points the finger at “fear of motorist aggression” and poor quality and badly maintained bike lanes. Other reasons include a lack of bike education, mandatory helmet laws, and overly hilly bikeways.
The high-tech National Cycling League will offer a $1 million dollar purse, in addition to prize money for individual crits in Miami, Atlanta, Denver and DC.
Here’s your chance to become a fully supported endurance cyclist. Three people will be selected for the Ultra Distance Scholarship, each of whom will receive a custom Stayer Cycles bike, full Albion bike kit and nine months of training support from Velogi Cycle Coaching in preparation to compete in next year’s Pan Celtic Race.
This is the crap women’s cyclists have to deal with. After Dutch pro Lorena Wiebes rode to victory in Belgium’s Binche-Chimay-Binche, she had to contend with an overly handsy and persistent race official, despite making it clear she was uncomfortable having his hands on her body.
C'est possible d'arrêter de poser la main sur une coureuse quand celle-ci vous signifie ouvertement qu'elle n'a pas envie d'être touchée ? pic.twitter.com/9v3Xu0asKk
— Justin Nadot (@justin_nadot) October 4, 2022
And that feeling when a 90-year old man chases a thief down and beats the crap out of him for stealing his wallet, after the man got in by claiming he fell off his bike.
Be safe, and stay healthy. And get vaccinated, already.
Oh, and fuck Putin, too.