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ELSEWHERE: Los Angeles bike trains – beating the traffic in a car-centric city

This is pretty awesome.  I wonder if we can get Cycle Toronto Ward groups to start Bike Trains for commutes downtown?

Los Angeles is one of the world’s most car-centric cities, and when self-professed fearless cyclist Nona Varnado moved there from New York, she faced very real anxiety when trying to share the road with drivers who, she says, would kill you to save two seconds.

However, after overcoming her own fears, Varnado founded LA Bike Trains – free, weekly rides led by proficient cyclists across the city giving would-be bike commuters the routes, the skills and the confidence to ride to work.

Read More: Los Angeles bike trains – beating the traffic in a car-centric city | Environment | theguardian.com.


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