Wednesday, January 14, 2009

End the ineffective bicycle licensing program

This afternoon the City Council's Transportation Committee will meet to discuss ending the city's bicycle licensing program. Although started with the best of intentions, recent reports by the LA Department of Transportation and the Los Angeles Police Commission have concluded that it is outdated and ineffective. The Police Commission recently voted to recommend that we discontinue this program, and I support that recommendation. We should work to make it simpler - not more complicated - for Angelenos to choose alternative modes of transportation such as riding a bike.