This week on Hear in the City we talk to LAPD Sergeant David Krumer about the a law that was approved by the Los Angeles City Council last weekmaking the physical or verbal harassment of cyclists a civil crime. Does it inhibit free speech? Wasn’t physical harassment already a crime? This past Friday, Sara jumped on her outdated bicycle, pulled on her red helmet, rolled up her right pants leg, and made her way down to First and Main to meet with the police officer in charge of community relations for the over 100,000 estimated bicyclists in Los Angeles. On the way, she got stuck behind a bus and wondered if it was legal to pass in the left lane, so she did, but got clipped by a BMW who did not appreciate sharing— something she definitely asks a Sergeant David Krumer about in this episode in our series, Two Wheels and Mic.
Also, we preview the quirky films of independent animator Jodie Mack. Her work will screen this Sunday, July 31st at Los Angeles Film Forum. Next week, our arts editor Jesse Lerner interviews Jodie about her work.
Some cycling resources…
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