Thisweek is National Bike to Work Week. If you’re an avid rider looking tocelebrate, you’ll want to know where your state ranks on the list. States suchas Kansas, Kentucky and Alabama ranked at the bottom of the list, and stillhave a long way to go to becoming bicycle-friendly. So, who ranked at the topof the list, and which states have made great strides in recent years?
The San Bernardino County city of Highland is once again a part of the Redlands Bicycle Classic, an annual circuit race that draws top bicyclists to the area. Professional men and women bicyclists participate in the five-day event, which began April 8 and continues until the 12th. The event is currently in its 31st year and offers excitement as residents from Redlands, Highland and the surrounding communities take to the streets and cheer on their favorite athletes.
“Going green” has become a way of life for many people. Even entire cities are striving to become more eco-friendly in an attempt to save energy and money while improving the quality of life for residents. Mayor Kevin Faulconer has proposed the Climate Action Plan for San Diego. While a big part of the plan is to have the entire city run on renewable energy only by 2035, advocates say that in order to reach this goal, the proposal needs to focus on getting residents walking and bicycling.
Several members of our legal team participated in last weekend’s CicLavia event in Studio City and North Hollywood. The event, called CicLAvia, took place on March 22 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. along Ventura and Lankershim Boulevards in the San Fernando Valley cities of Studio City and North Hollywood. The 5.5-mile route included food trucks and music at four designated stops, along with nature walks, a scavenger hunt and other activities near the Los Angeles River. Participants were also treated to an iPhone app that interacted with their surroundings and played music, nature sounds and historical clips. During this event, bicyclists, pedestrians, skaters and others participants using non-motorized transportation enjoy riding along various streets in the Los Angeles area without fear of being hit by a car.
The California Bicycle law firm of Nadrich & Cohen with 23 offices throughout California provide the following information for its public.
In 2013 California passed a “Three Feet Separation Safety Act”. It became effective on September 16, 2014. This new law requires that an automobile shall not overtake or pass if it is proceeding in the same direction at a distance of less than three feet from any part of the bicycle or its operator.