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Los Angeles bike crash injury victims need a strong advocate

Just last year, a study published in a bicycling magazine referred to Los Angeles as being one of the worst cities for biking in the entire United States. The data that researchers reviewed before reaching that conclusion is staggering.

Los Angeles scooter injuries are on par with bicycle ones

If you visit any densely populated downtown district in the U.S., you'll notice that you can rent electronic scooters right there from the sidewalk. These often don't come with helmets and there's no one there to check to see if you know how to ride one. All that the companies renting them care about is getting your money. This is perhaps one of the reasons that these e-scooter injuries are quickly approximating bicycle ones in Los Angeles.

3 steps bicyclists can take to make themselves more visible

When a motorist strikes a bicyclist, you'll often hear that they did so because they didn't see them. Although bike riders can make themselves more visible to motorists by wearing brightly-colored clothes and by taking other measures, they often fail to do so. This causes them to easily blend in with their surroundings or into the night.

The steps that you take after a bike crash matter

If you ask a bicyclist about how many times that they've had a close call or full-out crash while riding their bike in Los Angeles, they'll likely tell you that it's happened more than once before. While they may have walked away unscathed from most of them, they'll probably say how at least one crashes left them with severe injuries. They may all tell different stories about what they did after being struck.

How protected bike lanes can be used more effectively by all

In recent years, there's been an increase in the installation of bike lanes in cities across the United States. Many nonprofits have long advocated for them as a way to reduce bikers' fears of becoming involved in crashes. There are some things that motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists could stand to learn about how to use them more effectively though.

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.

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