LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN)—According to a story in the Sunday edition of the Los Angles Times, Los Angeles officials and planners recently issued a comprehensive update of the city's 2010 bicycle plan. But the plan all but sidesteps action on the issue of mountain bike access on city parkland and dirt trails.
Other major cities such as Philadelphia, New York and Phoenix have figured out how to let hikers, equestrians and cyclists coexist on the dirt. Yet, according to the LA Times, the city of Los Angeles prohibits bicycling of any kind on trails designated for hikers and equestrians. Despite mountain bikers' efforts over the years to win access to dirt trails in Griffith Park and other open spaces, the ban has remained in effect.
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