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Bicyclist’s Restraint

First, Steve Lopez urges commuters to accept toll roads on local highways, and now columnist Hector Tobar issues a mostly positive portrayal of the groups of bicyclists that explore the city, mostly at night. Bicycles are an increasing presence on city streets, and both riders and drivers should adjust, according to Tobar.

 But L.A. also needs a citywide adjustment to our attitudes about cyclists. We need to accept them as rightful occupants of the streets. This became clear to me as I talked to Deyoe on Wednesday night, and he explained how seemingly “crazy” behavior can actually make a cyclist safer on the streets.

“The worst thing you can do when you’re riding is to be timid,” he said.

Also mentioned is an interesting-looking band of explorers who call their ride the Passage of a Few People Through a Rather Brief Moment in Time. Oulipo plus bicycles? Looks awesome to me.

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