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Are Bike Lanes on Winnetka Avenue the Solution?

The Los Angeles Department of Transportation has proposed bike lanes to a stretch of Winnetka Avenue with hopes of connecting bike paths and neighborhoods. With proponents and opponents of the bike lane additions vocal on the matter, Los Angeles Department of Transportation has remained open to suggestion. While proponents claim that Los Angeles communities need to recognize cyclists as having equal access to the road, opponents cite the traffic in morning commutes. Currently, the bike path ends short of the LA River Bike path as well as Pierce College and the Orange Line. Additionally, LADOT has considered adding a controlled pedestrian crossing on Gilmore and Winnetka.

Are Bike Lanes on Winnetka Avenue the Solution?

The Los Angeles Department of Transportation has proposed bike lanes to a stretch of Winnetka Avenue with hopes of connecting bike paths and neighborhoods. With proponents and opponents of the bike lane additions vocal on the matter, Los Angeles Department of Transportation has remained open to suggestion. While proponents claim that Los Angeles communities need to recognize cyclists as having equal access to the road, opponents cite the traffic in morning commutes. Currently, the bike path ends short of the LA River Bike path as well as Pierce College and the Orange Line. Additionally, LADOT has considered adding a controlled pedestrian crossing on Gilmore and Winnetka.

Tips for choosing a bike helmet that may save your life

The impact that the use of a helmet can have on protecting an individual from injuries or death has garnered a lot of attention in recent years. This is especially the case as researchers have learned more about the lasting impact that concussions can have on an individual's life.

When should I be treated at the hospital after a bike crash?

Right after you're involved in a crash, the adrenaline coursing through your veins can prevent you from knowing whether you've been seriously hurt. While you may think that your injuries aren't severe enough to need an ambulance summoned, it's always good to get checked out by a doctor after a crash. It's also important that you go to your nearest emergency room right away if you start experiencing certain symptoms.

Green-Marked Bike Lanes Continue to Expand in Santa Monica

Santa Monica continues to expand the mileage of green bike lanes with upcoming street renovations. Two major projects in particular, 17th street and Michigan Avenue look to improve bicyclist safety as well as pedestrian safety. High visibility green bike lanes will be added as well as lighting to improve twilight and nighttime visibility of pedestrians. These improvements work in tandem with the Vision Zero initiative to eliminate all traffic fatalities as well as protect the increased number of pedestrians along 17th street and Michigan Avenue. These projects have yet to be finalized and construction will ideally commence in 2020.

A Los Angeles bicyclist wins a $9.1 million injury settlement

On Thursday, September 20, a Los Angeles jury ordered that both the city and Caltrans pay $9.1 million to a Topanga Canyon man for having suffered a brain injury along the Pacific Coast Highway in July of 2014. At the time, the man had apparently been trying to avoid running into some debris along the roadway when he lost control of his bike.

Do bike lanes reduce bicyclists injuries and deaths?

In recent years, there's been an uptick in the number of bike lanes being installed in urban areas across America. Bicycle safety advocates have long argued that the installation of these lanes would go a long way in reducing bicyclist injuries and deaths. Have they really lived up to the hype and curbed crashes as much as they were supposed to though? It's hard to tell.

Bike riding can be dangerous for kids

Bicycles can both build a child's confidence and also break it down. While a child learning to ride a bike may feel empowered being able to get around on their own, falling off their bike, or even worse, being struck while out riding it can cause them to fear doing it ever again.

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