The 80 deadliest streets and intersections is not a new clip show or reality series. They are the target of the LA City Council in 2019. The Council is trying to improve bicycle and pedestrian safety after pedestrian deaths jumped by 82 percent between 2015-2017.
There are plenty of personal benefits to cycling, such as promoting a healthy lifestyle and cutting down on gas bills. But have you ever thought of just how much good cycling can do for the population at large?
One thing that you hear drivers say when complaining about cyclists is that those cyclists should not be on the road in the first place. Those roads were designed with cars in mind, they claim.
Are you thinking about changing up your morning commute? Maybe you are simply sick of spending so much time trapped in the car. Maybe you are starting to look for ways to reduce your environmental impact. For these and other reasons, it may be time to consider a bicycle commute. Below are five reasons that biking to work has become so popular and may be worth considering:
Unpredictability can cause accidents, no matter what vehicles are involved. When these accidents involve bikes and cars, the results can be tragic.
Your bike is not just a hobby. It's your main means of transportation. You ride it to and from work almost every day, rain or shine.
A bicycle seems like a natural way for people to get around in sunny Southern California, but it also carries some inherent dangers. Cyclists are forced to share the road with cars, trucks, buses and commercial vehicles. This leads to accidents, and cyclists are often in far more danger than any drivers on the road.
Bicycle riders often unnerve drivers. It's hard not to be hyper-aware of the fact that there's no protective shell of metal and chrome around a bicyclist near you on the road. If you happen to collide, you know that the cyclist is probably going to be seriously hurt.