Just over a week ago, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa broke his elbow when he was hit by a taxi while cycling in the city. Yesterday he released the video below to thank supporters for their well wishes. He also seems to show serious support for more bike lanes in L.A.
As a cyclist and bike enthusiast, it would be a wonderful thing to see L.A. become a more bike-friendly city. With our gorgeous weather and spread-out town, it would be a treat to be able to enjoy long, safe rides across L.A. Of course, the key word is “safe.” The mayor’s swollen hand and immobilized arm are testament to the dangers of riding in the city.