Fear and loathing and cycling in L.A.: Tales of a bike commuter

When Jennifer Klausner left a dinner party at the home of a longtime friend in leafy Brentwood Glen late one night, she said her goodbyes, pulled on a helmet and clip-clopped to the front door — not in spiky high heels but bike shoes with…

Steven M. Sweat‘s insight:

Great expose about the struggles of an urban bike commuter in Los Angeles.  It seems crazy that a city with such great biking weather is so addicted to their cars and downright hostile to bikers trying to use the streets of L.A. for travel.  Her quote pretty much sums it up:

“There is never a day when I get on my bike when I am not harassed by someone. Every single day, someone honks at me, yells at me — ‘Go to the park! Get on the sidewalk!’ That’s why we need a cultural shift in this city. Bicyclists should be accepted on the surface streets. You have to build a little fortress of strength when you go out on a bike.”

Read More: http://www.latimes.com/opinion/opinion-la/la-ol-jennifer-klausner-commutes-bike-20131119,0,2789253.story#ixzz2lOm8qKiZ

Click here for more information on bicycle safety and accident claims assistance for bike collisions in Los Angeles.

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