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A Bicycle Evangelist With the Wind Now at His Back

January 12, 2009


By Jack Chesnutt, NBC News Producer  (December 16, 2008)

Christopher Thompson to be tried in confrontations with cyclists
Physician is accused of pulling in front of bicycles, then stopping suddenly. Three sustained injuries.

December 12, 2008

Seeking a road to peace
Cyclist-vs.-motorist rage seems to be increasing, but some are trying to devise ways to defuse conflicts.

July 21, 2008

Brentwood man charged in case of alleged road rage against cyclists
Christopher Thomas Thompson faces six felony counts in connection with an incident on Mandeville Canyon Road in which two bicyclists were injured.

July 12, 2008

Conflict between bicyclists, motorists boils over
in Brentwood

Two experienced riders are hurt on Mandeville Canyon Road in what police describe as a 'road-rage incident.' L.A. councilman calls for a meeting on the issue.

July 9, 2008

Hikers, Homeowners Are at Odds Over Trails
Gated communities and recreational users are fighting over the closure of pathways on private land in the Santa Monica Mountains.

May 10, 2006

Cyclists' Deaths Point to PCH Perils
Construction forced the two men to ride in the road instead of a bike lane. Catering truck driver is charged with vehicular manslaughter.

September 14, 2005

Opinion / Letters
Smoothing the road for bicyclists

September 18, 2005

City of Los Angles, Council District 11

Mandeville Task Force Meeting (July 14, 2008)
Notes from Kent Strumpel, City of Los Angeles Bicycle Advisory Committee (representing Council District 11)

Update on Cycling Issues (July 15, 2008)
Letter from Bill Rosendahl

City Councilman Bill Rosendahl - HOME PAGE

CD11 Empowerment Congress


StreeysBlog Los Angeles

Inside the Mandeville Canyon Task Force
by Damien Newton  (July, 2008)


Mandeville Canyon Road Rage Case Moves Forward (December 12, 2008)

'It's Like the Hatfields & McCoys:' Mandeville Canyon has had Years of Problems (July, 2008)

Road Rage Motorist vs. Cyclists on Mandeville Canyon Road (July, 2008)
City Council Celebrates 'Bike Week' by Reorganizing Bicycle Advisory Committee (May, 2008)

September, 2006

Letter to La Grange president, Duncan Lemmon from CalTrans District Director Douglas Failing, Re. Bicycle Coordinator for District 7

Senator Sheila Kuehl - HOME PAGE
Senator Sheila Kuehl - HOME PAGE

Marvin Braude Bikeway

Senate Bill 1583 proposes to name the 22-mile beach bicycle path in Los Angeles County the "Marvin Braude Bikeway."


Share the Road (July, 2006)
  by Laurie Newman, Senior Field Deputy
Recently, Caltrans installed 18 “Share the Road” signs to improve the safety of bicyclists and pedestrians on Pacific Coast Highway . . . click here to read more.

PCH Task Force Addresses Cyclist and Pedestrian Issues (February, 2006)
see page 2 of newsletter

PCH Task Force Meeting, 10/28/05
Coalition asks for PCH bike lanes through Malibu

November 3, 2005

PCH bike safety issue heats up

September 28, 2005

Bicyclists campaigning for PCH safety

September 21, 2005
Two cyclists killed on PCH September 14, 2005

Dangerous Cycling: PCH Malibu
(seeing is believing)

September 23
Malibu Sheriffs to Bicyclists:
If the cars don’t get you, we will
September 17
Malibu: Sunshine, movie stars, and senseless deaths on PCH September 16


OCTOBER 1, 2005 MEMORIAL RIDE (click here)




California Vehicle Code (CVC) 21202

21202. (a) Any person operating a bicycle upon a roadway at a speed less than the normal speed of traffic moving in the same direction at that time shall ride as close as practicable to the right-hand curb or edge of the roadway except under any of the following situations:
(1) When overtaking and passing another bicycle or vehicle proceeding in the same direction.
(2) When preparing for a left turn at an intersection or into a private road or driveway.
(3) When reasonably necessary to avoid conditions (including, but not limited to, fixed or moving objects, vehicles, bicycles, pedestrians, animals, surface hazards, or substandard width lanes) that make it unsafe to continue along the right-hand curb or edge, subject to the provisions of Section 21656. For purposes of this section, a "substandard width lane" is a lane that is too narrow for a bicycle and a vehicle to travel safely side by side within the lane.
(4) When approaching a place where a right turn is authorized.
(b) Any person operating a bicycle upon a roadway of a highway, which highway carries traffic in one direction only and has two or more marked traffic lanes, may ride as near the left-hand curb or edge of that roadway as practicable.

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Velo Club La Grange is one of California's largest and oldest cycling clubs with over 400 members nationwide. The club was founded by Raymond Fouquet in 1969 and fields one of the top amateur racing teams in the United States. Past members include a Tour de France stage winner, an Olympic gold medalist, and numerous U.S. National and California state champions. La Grange is the recipient of the USA Cycling 2007 CLUB OF THE YEAR award.

La Grange promotes a doping-free competitive environment. Elite racers sign the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency's 'Athlete’s Pledge for Clean Sport & Fair Competition'. La Grange has arranged to have a cardiac screening and assessment provided to Club members and elite racers for no out of pocket expenses.

Along with the Club's dedication to bicycle racing, the club welcomes new and inexperienced riders with a passion for cycling. La Grange is very active in the cycling and fitness communities. Our continuing public policy work with state and local government has led to major improvements in safety for all users of California roads. In addition, the Club has partnered with the Association of Blind Athletes and Meals on Wheels and sponsors an annual scholarship with the help of the Union Bank of California. La Grange enjoys the financial support of several corporations committed to promoting healthy and active living including Kahala Corporation.

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