If you haven’t already heard, there is an exciting transportation solution that Bogota, Colombia, has wisely invested time, energy, and money into. http://www.treehugger.com/files/2008/02/can_brt_encourage_bikes.php
Los Angeles is working on its transportation system, slooooooowly. There hasn’t been any earth shattering decision made in terms of transportation, especially when dealing with bike safety.
What they’ve done in Bogota is enable communities that didn’t have the transportation capabilities for better job opportunities to move around their city on bike and on bus much more easily. They’ve created a system that allows for a large portion of the population to get to jobs that might just pay a little better than the ones they had before. Bravo!