The Bike Writers Collective of Los Angeles came up with a Cyclists' Bill of Rights a few months ago. They claim that cyclists already have all these rights, but they wanted to spell it out. None, I suspect, should be controversial except perhaps the claim that cyclists and their bikes have the right to use mass transit with no limitations. Even during rush hour? On any bus or subway car? A radical idea.
The Bill of Rights has become a rallying cry for different groups in L.A. and now is before city council as a resolution.
blockquote>WHEREAS, cyclists have the right to ride the streets of our communities and this right is formally articulated in the California Vehicle Code; and
WHEREAS, cyclists are considered to be the “indicator species” of a healthy community; and
WHEREAS, cyclists are both environmental and traffic congestion solutions; and
WHEREAS, cyclists are, first and foremost, people - with all of the rights and privileges that come from being members of this great society; and