Several incidents have left bikers injured or dead. And last year right in Echo Park, there were fisticuffs at the as an auto brushed up against a biker-activist.
The proposed state law, making it a legal requirement for automobiles to give bicyclists a minimum clearance of three feet when passing, has the support of local cyclists, and the City of Los Angeles, which has been working closely with the California Bicycle Coalition to rally support for the legislation.
It was authored by Senator Alan Lowenthal of Long Beach.
SB 1464 has passed the state Senate and is up for a vote by the Assembly Friday. How would you urge our assembly members Mike Gatto and Gil Cedillo to vote?
Tell us in the comments.