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Morning greens: L.A. on the move -- CicLAvia and more

Angelenosonbikes Morning greens: L.A. on the move    CicLAvia and more

CicLAvia happens tomorrow — so get ready to party on the car-free streets! Here’s a shortlist of the fun you can have:

The recently-added bike lanes on Wilbur Avenue in San Fernando valley are sparking debate. LA Times columnist Sandy Banks opines that the “road diet,” which took away a car lane and added bike lanes, inconveniences “people rushing kids to school,” while Joe Linton at Streetsblog LA points out that the “road diet,” which helps reduce car speed on this street, was intended to address “unsafe crosswalks for accessing schools in the neighborhood.”

The kerfluffle has already set in motion a motion to give Neighborhood Councils the ability to approve or veto new traffic features — a move that, surprisingly, seems to have the support of cyclists and drivers alike, according to Streetsblog LA.

Lastly and brightly: Santa Monica got a solar-powered stop sign. On a 90-day loan from the Wisconsin-based company that made it, the $4,000 stop sign has solar-powered LED lights around the edges for better visibility. (via LAist)

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