28 Jul '11, 6pm

Yes, people walk in Los Angeles

July has been a good month for cyclists and walkers in Los Angeles. Turns out, some neighborhoods in Los Angeles are actually considered some of the most walkable areas of the state : WeHo is ranked #1 and Santa Monica is ranked the #4 most walkable neighborhoods in California . Sure, we aren’t New York City, still listed as America’s most walkable city or our neighbors to the north, San Francisco is #2 and Oakland #10, but the new rankings are proof that you can (and should) walk in LA. Biking around is getting easier too. Last week, LA City Council adopted a new law the LA Times reports is the “toughest of its kind in the nation” and “makes it a crime for drivers to threaten cyclists verbally or physically , and allows victims of harassment to sue in civil court without waiting for the city to press criminal charges.” Adopting this law will go a long way to protecting cy...

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