And now for something completely different

Bike Path signAre bike paths green or not? Here’s a can of worms for you:

Attorney S. Zachary Samuels sued [federal and state agencies] on behalf of himself and a dozen neighbors who oppose the nearly 4-mile bike path that would run from Robertson Boulevard and Venice Boulevard to Santa Monica.

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…the homeowners say the paved bikeway will replace existing “green space” and that the addition of new crossing signals for bike riders and pedestrians could impede the speedy response of fire engines and ambulances

Well, in the long run, bike paths will allow more people to use bikes instead of cars, a plus. But today, yes, these separate bike paths will replace green space and add nodes to the toubled L.A. grid. Lucky that scooters can use sidewalks.

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