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L.A. council wants to clear up when cyclists can use sidewalks

Cyclists ride through downtown in April during CicLAvia

A day after Los Angeles officials unveiled a new bike lane along Spring Street in downtown, the City Council voted unanimously to study when and where cyclists should be allowed to ride on sidewalks.

The Council on Tuesday moved to update the municipal code regulating how cyclists can use sidewalks and interact with pedestrians. The motion calls for a special provision allowing bicycles on sidewalks in some circumstances.

It also asks, among other things, that the city's Department of Transportation, the Los Angeles Police Department and the city attorney draft guidelines for when cyclists would be prohibited from using sidewalks.

The code  allows cyclists to use sidewalks as long as they don’t show “a willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property.”

The agencies are expected to have a report complete in 60 days.

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-- Ari Bloomekatz at Los Angeles City Hall

Photo: Cyclists ride through downtown in April during the CicLAvia event, closing 7 1/2 miles of roadways to cars and opening them up to bicyclists, runners, walkers, skateboarders and roller-bladers. Credit: Katie Falkenberg / For The Times

 
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