LA observes Bike to Work Week

It’s Bike to Work Week across the country. In Los Angeles, KPCC’s Brian Watt says transportation officials are peddling the idea of two-wheeling it more often.

It’s Bike to Work Week across the country. In Los Angeles, KPCC’s Brian Watt says transportation officials are peddling the idea of two-wheeling it more often.

Brian Watt: This morning, the Good Samaritan Hospital in downtown Los Angeles hosted its 6th annual Blessing of the Bikes. Interfaith leaders focused on the health benefits of cycling – and on the safety precautions cyclists and motorists should take while they share the road.

Tomorrow morning, L.A. Metro and the L.A. County Bike Coalition are staging a two-minute bike ride through downtown L.A. Riders plan to gather on the plaza of the civic center Metro stop around 8 o’clock and set off to demonstrate how easy it is for people to get to downtown workplaces by bike.

Thursday is Bike to Work Day. L.A. Metro and other municipal transit agencies will offer free rides on buses and trains to anyone with a bike or bike helmet. For the Thursday morning commute, Metro is co-hosting more than 40 bike pit stops with gifts and refreshments.

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