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Bicycling advocate Alex Baum dies at 92
Bicycling advocate Alex Baum dies at 92

Alex Baum, a Los Angeles bicycling advocate who over decades successfully pushed for bike paths, bike lanes, and a greater consciousness of bikes as legitimate transportation in a sprawling city built around cars, has died. He was 92. Baum’s death Sunday in a Los Angeles hospital was caused by a bowel obstruction, his daughter Danielle Gardner said. Baum was a former member of the French resistance who was imprisoned in a Nazi labor camp and immigrated to the United States after the war. By trade he was a caterer, but he was more well-known for his involvement in sports organizations, including the committee that organized the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics.  For more than 30...

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