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BikesideLA launches map to report, track bike collisions

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BikesideLA has launched a map to "submit, track, and study near misses, collisions, harassment and bike theft" in Los Angeles.

The map is based in part on collision data provided by Los Angeles police, but also allows users to submit their own reports. Here's an excerpt from the post:

Remember that driver who cut you off in slow motion, you tapped the breaks and missed their bumper by inches, and then rode off into the sunset? The only difference in the world was that you knew you nearly bought it, and your heart leapt out of your chest for an instant.

Some other interesting L.A.-area items around the Web:

Easter parking in Long Beach: The Long Beach Press-Telegram is reporting the city has decided to void parking tickets from Easter Sunday:

The void is only for vehicles that were parked at meters and does not include vehicles cited for safety reasons such as parking too close to a fire hydrant or driveway, said city spokesman Ed Kamlan.

Echo Park parking: The Eastsider LA reports that parking rates in Echo Park have been lowered:

Without much fanfare, the rates were recently dropped to 25 cents for 30 minutes; 10 hours of parking now costs $2.50 instead of $4 in all but one lot…

-- Anthony Pesce

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Photo: The LA Bike Map

 
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I see drivers of cars disrespect bike rights every day. I have seen cars side swipe bikes and keep driving. Biking should be encouraged for a variety of reasons and enforcement against drivers who violate bike rights should be swift and severe.

why isn't this tagged also with "traffic"? this would most certainly have appeared in the Bottleneck blog when it was a stand-alone blog. I don't understand why the LATimes is so loathe to promote cycling issues in this clogged city...


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