Bicycle quote: LA makes bicycles legit

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“Hold on to your hats, folks, we're actually removing a lane for a car —
in favor of a bike lane — in Los Angeles. By doing so, we, as a
city, are changing the way we see bicycles, as not only a recreational
vehicle but as a legitimate form of public transportation.”

— City Councilman Ed Reyes, announcing the opening of a 2.2-mile-long bike lane on 7th Street from Koreatown to downtown; “In traffic-choked L.A., a car lane is given to bicycles,” Los Angeles Times, Sept. 9, 2011.

Congratulations to Los Angeles on taking this step, and condemnation to the headline writer for entirely missing the point.

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