On May 22 the League of American Bicyclists gave the city of Santa Monica a bronze level distinction, what ever that is. Local blogger cyclists have field day:
SoapBox LA offers history of the League of American Bicyclists and calls the award “superficial.” Gary Rides Bikes nearly dies cycling to a rent a movie. BikingInLA sez, WTF, “it takes more than just infrastructure and good intentions to truly be bicycle friendly.” Westside BikeSIDE sez, “Next time cyclists complain stridently of the trials of riding bikes in Santa Monica, officials and staff will point to the award and remark that our own people disagree with us.” And Sean Bonner at LA Metblogs praises the work of investigative blogging that it takes to expose the bullshit bronze level distinction.
Where’s the bizarro-award seal of shitty streets without planned infrastructure award?
Do you have a near death cycling expierience?
If the LAB gave awards for coolest, funnest, hippest bike scene would LA get a gold or a platinum level distinction?