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L.A. Biking Has Come Far

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When Ron Milam ran the LA County Bicycle Coalition years ago, his position, and positions, could sometimes seem lonely. In an August 22 post, Milam -- also an L.A. Urban Rangers and a Public Matters team member -- wrote about just how far the pedaling movement has come:

"Today I joined approximately 300 people who packed the Metro Board Room for the Mayor Villaraigosa's Bike Summit. I can't tell you how thrilled I am that so many people came out to support a more bicycle-friendly Los Angeles. "I remember standing in that very room 12 years ago as a young Executive Director of the LA County Bicycle Coalition speaking to the MTA Board of Directors with only a handful of other advocates... "I'm hopeful that the City works to implement its bike plan and would like to see the entire 1,600 miles of proposed bikeways created in the next five years. I know this will certainly cost more than $6.7 million, but given today's strong turnout and growing bicycle movement, I know it's absolutely possible."

The complete post is here, as is the rest of Milam's blog.

Related: A previous Bike Summit.

Photo Credit: The image accompanying this post was taken by Flickr user ubrayj02. It was used under Creative Commons license.

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