According to the Los Angeles Times, cyclists riding along Angeles Crest Highway will have a little more peace of mind due to an increase in posted bicycle safety signs along the highway. Some of the signs are replacing old ones that became damaged or were removed. Three of the new signs replace ones that were burnt in a fire in 2009.
Dale Benson, Caltrans senior transportation engineer, is in charge of pedestrian and bicycle safety along the roadway. He began to receive emails from Trent Sanders, a concerned cyclist. Sander read about Earl Clyde Cox, a La Crescenta citizen who was arrested in June for threatening a group of cyclists with his vehicle in what was called an incident of road rage.
The bicycle safety signs couldn’t come at a better time, as many cyclists are using the reopened highway.
“I came down from Clear Creek…to the country club there in La Cañada,” Sanders told reporters from the Glendale News-Press. “And I started counting the number of [bicycle] riders coming up, and there were 57 people.”
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