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Redondo Beach teen dragged by hit-and-run driver, callous Mar Vista council member, and 3rd ST protected bike lanes – BikinginLA

Whatever the hell illness I’ve been dealing with appears to have broken finally, so let’s ease back into things by catching up on a few stories we’ve missed, along with today’s news. 

And please forgive me for not keeping track of who sent me links this time. Under the circumstances, I was happy just to keep track of my meals.

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While we were gone, Redondo Beach police were searching for the , dragging the boy and his bike underneath for half a block.

When the kid somehow managed to free himself from under the truck, he demanded that the driver stop his truck and get out.

Instead the jerk — which is the mildest term we can use here — backed up his pickup, freeing the boy’s bicycle, before zooming off.

Thankfully, the victim wasn’t seriously injured, though he did suffer severe road rash.

Let’s hope the driver is feeling his pain.

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This is why people keep dying on our streets.

An elected member of the Mar Vista Community Council explains why she opposes extending the Venice Blvd protected bike lanes and bus lanes.

And no, she doesn’t just sound callous.

Meanwhile, Streetsblog discovers , in front of the Helms Bakery complex.

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The new is a thing now.

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The East Side Riders Bike Club continues to give back by feeding the community on a weekly basis.

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The , starting with what they describe as .

As long as you take a very expansive view of what’s LA, that is.

Not so forgivable is their framing of a story on . Not all of which are actually clubs.

And none of which require joining out of fear; you can also participate if you want to give back to the community, or just enjoy riding with like-minded people.

Seriously, they should know better.

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The governor finally signed Assemblymember Laura Friedman’s parking reform bill, no thanks to our “climate mayor.”

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The US men’s soccer team is one of us.

Or 28 of us, anyway.

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The war on cars may be a myth, but the war on bikes just keeps on going.

Infuriating story from Redlands, where . Yet the local cops refused to believe him, somehow convinced it was just an “oopsie.”

A 28-year old Michigan woman faces charges for as he rode his bike to work; fortunately, the victim survived his wounds.

But sometimes, it’s the people on two wheels behaving badly.

Police in San Diego are in an aqueduct near westbound state Route 94; the victim was expected to survive, despite multiple gunshot wounds.

An English e-scooter rider faces charges for allegedly .

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Local

Talk about throwing your life away. Twenty-three-year old for wiping out an entire family; for killing a mother, father and young child in a drunken, high-speed crash as they walked home from Trick-or-Treating on Halloween three years earlier.

Streets For All is , who is running to replace Mike Bonin in CD11.

Metro is hosting a through DTLA, as well as a virtual and in-person meeting on Saturday.

Pasadena , including a number of active transportation projects.

State 

Governor Newsom has ; the recently signed , as well.

A 22-year old man got a well-deserved that killed 75-year old Allen Hunter II in Solano Beach last year; Lucas Beau Morgans had a BAC over twice the legal limit when he was arrested an hour and a half after the fatal crash.

Sad news from Sunnyvale, where a .

Oakland , providing the first walkable, bikeable path from Oakland’s Lake Merritt to the South Hayward BART station.

National

A new book examines how . Hint: It’s not just suburban NIMBYs and vigilantes.

Something is seriously wrong when an about a homemade bicycle assembled from scraps is .

A mother argues that rather than being dangerous, .

Pink Bike offers a guide to your dream job in the bike industry, with .

Seattle-based  over fears the tires could pop while you’re riding. Which is probably a bad thing.

Ruth Orkin, the then 29-year old daughter of , took the — after riding her bicycle to New York when she was just 17.

A 71-year old New York man is . Never mind that .

Bicycling examines , running eastward from Queens in New York State. As usual, if the magazine blocks you.

I want to be like him when I grow up. A .

International

Cycling Weekly talks with a sports psychologist about . Yet somehow, they don’t even mention my biggest fear — getting run down by a distracted driver.

Bike riders in London, Ontario , saying it feels like life or death on the roads.

A British driver faces charges for the participating in a time trial.

Thirty-year old taking part in a fundraising ride; the men allegedly beat the victim to death after crashing into him while driving drunk.

Runners may have the bulls, but .

Taking a cue from Bob Dylan at the Newport Folk Festival, . And yes, you have to be pretty damn old to get that reference.

Competitive Cycling

UCI , with all cycling events — including road, track, BMX, mountain bike and paracycling — taking place in the same week in Haute-Savoie, France, four years after next year’s Super Worlds in Glasgow.

This year’s Worlds were marked with drama when , later revealing that he’d been arrested after confronting teenagers who repeatedly knocked on his door the night before the race, keeping him up all night. He was .

Finally…

What sections? Sure, you may be champion of the world, but .

And that feeling when you can for less than a concert ticket.

With free shipping, too.

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A belated l’shanah tovah to everyone celebrating this week!

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Be safe, and stay healthy. And get vaccinated, already.

Oh, and fuck Putin, too.