The Times wrote:
Other parts of Los Angeles, from Porter Ranch to Venice to South L.A., have already been put on similar "road diets," and other slimming programs in every part of the city are slated for the near future. The same thing is happening up and down California — in fact, across the nation — as cities reallocate their asphalt to accommodate and encourage cyclists.
The Times also makes it clear where it stands on the issue:
The Times' editorial page is pro-bike. We have noted repeatedly and with approval that cycling reduces traffic, cuts fossil fuel use and pollution and improves the health of those who do it; in fact, it's beneficial in so many ways that cities, especially those such as Los Angeles that are beset by automotive-related problems, should go to great lengths to encourage it.
Although bike lanes are scheduled to be completed on Colorado this week after a lengthy public debate over the last year, Eagle Rockers are still passionately debating the issue. Our latest story about bikes lanes has garnered 47 comments and counting, with readers arguing the potential pros and cons of more bike lanes and fewer auto lanes.
Check out the full L.A. Times story here.