Metro Launches Campaign to Increase Bike Safety in L.A. County

By EGP News

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro), hoping to improve bike safety across the county, is reminding residents and commuters to safely share the road with bicyclists. The message, “Every Lane is a Bike Lane … Bicyclists may need a full lane; Please share the road” will be displayed on the back of 75 Metro buses, 135 billboards and spots on 21 local radio stations throughout the region through Bike Week L.A. May 13-17.

With the growing popularity of bicycling as a viable form of transportation, Metro says the new campaign aims to raise awareness among motorists that cyclists have equal rights and responsibilities to the road per the California Vehicle Code, which stipulates that bicycle riders may use any lane in the street since they have the same rights and must follow the same laws as car drivers.

“Bicyclists may need the full lane to safely navigate specific road and traffic conditions,” according to Metro.

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March 28, 2013  Copyright © 2012 Eastern Group Publications, Inc.

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