So you might not be able to cycle to work. What about that many destinations you go to within a five mile radius of your house? What about children going to school? Shouldn't the streets be safe enough for kids to cycle to school? What about the grocery store? Why shouldn't we be able to cycle there to pick up items? So you say cycling will never reach the 20% of trips it represents in parts of Europe. Why can't we even muster 10% or even 5% of trips by bicycle? I don't understand why people need to be opposed to other cycling or the advancing of bicycle infrastructure in LA. Don't we want the streets to feel safe for everyone and give people the option to cycle?
Bicycle culture existed everyone prior to the mass use of cars, even in LA.