L.A. gets toughest bicyclist protections in the land

This week, the Los Angeles City Council approved a new ordinance with tough measures against drivers who harass bicyclists. It prohibits motorists from distracting, threatening or assaulting cyclists. Moreover, it awards a minimum liability of $1,000, even in the absence of damages, plus lawyer fees for successful complainants. However, if the driver wins the case, the ordinance does not provide for his or her legal fees. According the Los Angeles Times, the president of the League of American Bicyclists, Andy Clarke, said no other city offers bicyclists an equivalent civil recourse. “It’s a groundbreaking move,” he said. But does it go too far? Does it create too much incentive for cyclists and their lawyers to pursue frivolous cases? Or is a strong correction on car culture necessary? What do you consider harassing or distracting behavior on the road?




WOW…That new new exercise swag… LOL

There is only one word for this Roberto Cavalli Ciclotte exercise bike and that’s BITCHIN’! We at 10 Towers would all love some bitchin’ bikes to replace our office chairs. Working up a sweat at our desks will remove the need to visit a gym after work- which means more time spent in the local boozer. Our slightly alcoholic concept of remaining health conscious, aren’t we fabu?!