LA Cyclist Protection Ordinance Approved By The City Council

Cyclists Can Sue Harassers, Thanks To New Ordinance

Los Angeles' City Council has just moved to protect bicyclists from aggression with a groundbreaking ordinance, reports LA Streets Blog.

Earlier today, the Council unanimously approved an ordinance that allows cyclists to bring civil cases against anyone who harasses, assaults, or harms them, reports The City Maven. Cyclists are eligible to receive $1,000 or three times the cost of damages, whichever is greater, plus attorney fees. View the whole document below.

This legal victory comes on the heels of a national spotlight on local bicycle group Wolfpack Hustle, who beat a Jet Blue plane in a race from Burbank to Long Beach during "Carmageddon.

In more upsetting and recent LA bicycle news, a bicyclist was killed yesterday night in a crash apparently caused by road rage, reports KTLA. The fatal accident occurred in Downtown LA when the driver of a Chevrolet Avalanche attempted to pass a Kia compact on the right while honking and screaming, according to NBC Los Angeles. The driver of the Avalanche then hit the cyclist, a 62-year-old man who died at the scene.

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