LACBC has learned that an elderly resident of Elysian Valley was recently injured in a collision with a bicyclist on the Elysian Valley section of the LA River Path. We’re told that the resident was walking on the path (as many residents who live in the area have done for years) and that she suffered a broken arm. We’re also told the bicyclist suffered some injuries, though not as serious. We’d like to remind everyone that courtesy is key on paths, especially the LA River Path in Elysian Valley, which is used regularly by senior citizens and children from the adjacent neighborhood. A few important tips when riding any path:
Be courteous of all path users, regardless of their mode of travel.
Slow down and be extra cautious whenever young children or the elderly are present.
Pass on the left and give an audible signal (say “passing on your left” or ring your bell).
Ride predictably and verbalize your intentions to turn, slow, or stop to those around you.
Education Director, LCI #2240
Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition
634 S. Spring St. #821, Los Angeles CA 90014
originally posted here: http://knfnewsletters.blogspot.com/2014/04/ciclavia-on-sunday-participate-in-our.html