Monday, November 09, 2009

Reyes Helps Spanish-Speaking Cyclists Get Safer Commute

Mario Rodas, 24, just got a new bike yesterday. Mario, of Westlake, is one of countless residents who pedal through congested City streets day and night to get to work. Many ride bikes out of necessity because they can't afford a car. Today I was happy to hand Mario, and many other Spanish-speaking cyclists, free helmets and bike lights, thanks to a $25,000 grant from Kaiser Permanente to the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition. After the event at a Day Labor Center(1600 Shatto in the Home Depot Shopping Center) near MacArthur Park, I spoke with cyclists about the importance of bicycle safety and how to weigh in on the City's Bicycle Plan Update. The safety of our City's bicyclists, especially in my district, is just as important as that of our drivers and pedestrians. Thank you for working with me to help make our City safer.