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I apologize if this is a repost.

The mayor of Los Angeles has a sudden epiphany and recognizes that bikes belong.

"The mayor, who said little on the topic during five years in office, is campaigning to make streets safer for cyclists after a parked cab abruptly pulled out across a bike lane, causing him to shatter an elbow. The ill-fated ride was his first on city streets since taking office.

Since the July 17 accident, Villaraigosa has utilized the Huffington Post and YouTube to say that it's time to recognize that bicycles also belong on LA's streets, which were largely designed for autos. In the YouTube video, he announced plans to convene a bicycle safety summit."

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/38717648/ns/us_news-life

So, now that someone who wasn't just Joe Public got hit and injured on a bicycle "it's time to recognize that bicycles also belong on LA's streets"? Don't get me wrong, it's a good thing that he's gonna push for it now. It's just too bad that he seemingly could not and/or did not make an effort to do this before he just so happened to be the unfortunate cyclist. It's also too bad that that's what it took for him to become aware of the issue. Now let's hope he gets something done.
 

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Better late than never. Sorry it had to happen that way.
 
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