On the Streets of Los Angeles, It's Biker Beware
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A Brentwood doctor faces felony charges in what the LAPD calls “road rage” against cyclists on Mandeville Canyon Road. In West Hollywood, the Sheriff’s bicycle detail says the streets are too narrow, and bikes may become legal on sidewalks—which they already are in LA. All over southern California, the price of gasoline is causing a run on vehicles that run on pedal power.
Cycling in Los Angeles ()The LAPD says a Brentwood doctor has been involved in two incidents of “road rage” with cyclists on Mandeville Canyon Road. That’s a regular uphill challenge for recreational cyclists who like to coast back down when they’re done. Dr. Christopher Thompson is accused of slamming his car brakes on in front of two cyclists July 4th, causing one to go through his car window while the other crashed to the ground. The police say Thompson was involved in a similar crash in March.
- Bill Rosendahl: Los Angeles City Councilman, @Bill_Rosendahl
- Patrick Brady: Staffer at Felt Bicycles manufacturing in Irvine; Author
- Dorothy Kieu Le: Planning and Policy Director, Los Angeles County Bike Coalition
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- Matt Lait: Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
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