As commuters battle high gas-prices and traffic congestion this summer, Angelenos are finding alternative ways to get around town. Making alternative transit options a reality requires government, businesses, and people to work together, and so today I sponsored a resolution in council asking the MTA to stop its ban on bicycles on trains during rush hours. I will be working with the MTA to explore various options that will make their trains more bike-friendly. I also introduced a motion to create a pilot program of “sharrow” lanes on streets, that would allow bicyclists to travel more safely outside of parked car zones. Bicycling reduces traffic and air pollution, and I want to continue to make it a safe and fun alternative to driving in Los Angeles. City Council committees will review both of these initiatives in the upcoming week.