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L.A.'s cyclists should need a special 'info' license in order to ride
L.A.'s cyclists should need a special 'info' license in order to ride

In June 2009, just as L.A.’s bicycling resurgence was beginning, the city of Los Angeles repealed its law requiring cyclists get licenses. Bad move. Before you go hollering bloody murder about "big gubmint" (and me), read on. With the throngs of two-wheeled commuters, green believers and just-for-fun bicyclists in the streets, with new bike lanes already here and maybe new bike laws coming, the city needs a way to educate these riders. An "info license" could be the way to do it. It wouldn’t be a permit to ride a bike. It wouldn't require a test, and it wouldn't help police track your bike if it got stolen. (The previous license law was...

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