SHOUT OUT to all LA Cyclists: We need your attendance!

By Sara Bond

On Tuesday, April 20, the Cyclists’ Bill of Rights goes to the Venice Neighborhood Council for approval. I expect resistance and know there will be a fight. For example, when we brought the Cyclists’ Bill of Rights to the Venice Neighborhood committee, they arrogantly asked “where are the cyclists’ responsibility”? If that doesn’t infuriate you, then what if they object the CBR’s #1 right?

“Cyclists have the right to travel safely and free of fear.”

Stephen Box holding the Cyclists' Bill of Rights' spoke card.

Stephen Box holding the Cyclists' Bill of Rights' spoke card.

The residents of Venice and those that hold the seats that can approve the bill have truly “old” Venetian mindsets. They point the finger without looking at a solution toward a common goal. I ask that if you are free and able to attend, please do so. We need all the numbers and voices of our cycling community to unite as one and provide a clear understanding that we have rights and they must be recognized.

We can’t police all cyclists that ride through Venice nor can we police all the vehicles that race down Venice and Ocean. But quite possibly, we could open a communication with the Council by approving the Cyclists’ Bill of Rights so that we may work together in the future and bring awareness to cyclists and drivers alike so that we may exist in a safer and more friendly environment.

We need to bring the fight to their doorstep! Please join us! Tuesday, April 20th at 8pm at Westminster Elementary School, 1010 Abbott Kinney Blvd., Venice. The more cyclists in the house, the better represented we are, the win for everyone involved! No Rida left behind!

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3 Responses to “SHOUT OUT to all LA Cyclists: We need your attendance!”

  1. Any update on how this went??

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