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Carlos asked in SportsCycling · 8 months ago

Is Cycling in Southern California cities ( Los Angeles mostly ) really that terrible and unfriendly to people ?

How would you rate the cycling infrastructure out there

3 Answers

  • 8 months ago

    Who needs "cycling infrastructure"? Bicycles are legally defined VEHICLES. See this Facebook website...  

    Most cycling infrastructure is designed by non-cyclists who know nothing about the day-to-day struggles we face. In lanes are a death trap. Bike lanes for the most part are nothing but glorified sidewalks to put the cyclist OUT of the line of sight. Being in a bike lane means... A) You're riding in a debris filled gutter or next to the curb. B) Sets you up for the dreaded 'right hook'. C) Bike lanes up against parked cars are extremely dangerous. One fool opens a car door without looking & you're severely injured or bounced back out in the traffic lane to be run over and killed.

    Take lessons from Cycling Savvy either in person or online. 

    Real time video from a cycling instructor in Southern California  Nowhere in any of the 3 part YouTube videos will you see anyone hugging the curb or riding close to parked cars. Cyclist's Eye View [part 1] Look for parts 2 & 3

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  • 8 months ago

    You have to take the good with the bad. A lot of cars. You can always try the San Gabriel river trail (SGRT), LA River bike path, Orange line bike path. Those are pretty long bike paths with no cars.Some boulevards have bike lanes and some don't. Be alert and know what you're doing if you take the ones that don't have bike lanes. 

  • 8 months ago

    I think in LA they arrest anyone who isn't in a car, just on suspicion. Plus I can't imagine the fumes you'd be breathing in. Go to the mountains just east of LA. 

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