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Biking and walking likely to be major issues in spring city elections
Biking and walking likely to be major issues in spring city elections

On a quiet Sunday morning in East L.A. a few weeks back, the campaign between Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar and County Supervisor Gloria Molina provided its first truly awkward moment. Huizar, who is seeking a third term in the March 3 council election, was onstage for the latest CicLAvia, the popular event where major boulevards are closed to everyone but bicyclists and pedestrians. A couple feet away was Molina, who recently jolted the Eastside by announcing her plan to unseat Huizar. The only person standing between them was Mayor Eric Garcetti, who has mostly avoided discussing the showdown. The scene provided fresh evidence that biking and walking have become potent...

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