Gil Cedillo
Gil Cedillo's bait-and-switch with L.A. cyclists

To the editor: Officials estimate that 47 seconds would be added to the morning commute along Figueroa Street if a "road diet" that includes bike lanes is implemented. ("Halted Figueroa bike lane project riles cycling activists," July 17) The only way I've ever been able to safely pass through that area on my bicycle was by carrying a road map and following a circuitous route that avoided all the major streets. Something is wrong when streets that should be the lifeblood of neighborhoods are allowed to fester as open sores and exist as racetracks that allow motorists to vie for the pole position at the next red light. It's time for all of us to go on a...