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Monday, July 26, 2010

Bikes and Cars: A Lesson in Los Angeles - NYT

Bikes and Cars: A Lesson in Los Angeles

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa of Los Angeles on a jaunt earlier this month.City of Los AngelesMayor Antonio Villaraigosa of Los Angeles on a jaunt earlier this month.
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Attending the Copenhagen climate conference last December, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa of Los Angeles had a revelation: his own city needed to do more to promote bicycling as a clean form of transportation.
“I’ll tell you what I came away with: that in the area of bicycling, I’ve got to do a better job and the city’s got to do a better job,” Mr. Villaraigosa told Southern California Public Radio.
Last weekend, however, the mayor learned a tough lesson about urban cycling firsthand: cars and bikes don’t mix.

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