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Streetsblog LA's Damien Newton: Everyone on the road breaks the law.
Streetsblog LA's Damien Newton: Everyone on the road breaks the law.

Damien Newton, bicyclist, bicycle advocate, founder and editor of Streetsblog LA — and owner of three bikes and one car — listens as I tick off complaints from drivers about bicyclists on the roads of Los Angeles: They blow through stop signs; they ride against traffic; they ride on sidewalks. He’s not surprised. Or sympathetic. “Pretty much anyone who uses the road breaks the law on a regular basis. But people excuse their own breaking of the law,” he says. He turns from the cafe table we’re sitting at in Mar Vista (his neighborhood) and points to a car that just cruised through the bustling intersection. “No one was upset that that car blew...

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