Peter Flax’s Bike Journalism
Bike journalist Peter Flax exposed “LA Westside Walkers” in this article on cyclingtips.com. LA Westside Walkers is a Twitter account which purported to be an advocacy group for cyclists and pedestrians run by anonymous LADOT staff. The account was really a “sock puppet” for commercial director Justin Purser, who used it to attack the Playa Del Rey road diet for causing congestion in his upscale beach community.
Flax analyzes driver backlash to both the Venice Blvd “Great Streets” bike lane and the Playa Del Rey road diet, which he calls “the most divisive urban road project of this century in the United States,” here.