Mayor has bicycle accident, then organises bike summit

That was in Los Angeles, where Mayor Villaraigosa broke his elbow as a result of a fall from his bicycle, trying to avoid a taxi that had stopped abruptly in front of him. He wound up with a permanent plate in his elbow as a result.

A few weeks later he called for a summit on cycling issues, which included the Department of Transport, the Police, Planning etc. Amongst the measures suggested was a three feet passing law.

The story is here.

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