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The fallout continues from the AVNews Facebook post featuring a photo of 4 cyclists on the Hyperion Bridge with the caption: “Lane Hog”. The post was removed on January 29 after a visceral response from bicyclists caused it to go viral. The posting had reached over 47,000 people, over 11,000 post clicks, over 680 likes (both on the post and shares) and over 850 comments in just two days.
Despite deleting the original post certain members of the “Stop the Hyperion Bridge Freeway” group sought to confront commenters that expressed either frustration or raw anger about how some bicyclists conduct themselves on L.A. roads. On the group’s message board a member, Abraham Figtree, reports on his efforts to locate a specific commenter. He goes on to describe his calls to the commenter’s home and speaks to his wife. Figtree even determines the commenter’s work schedule and asks the group’s administrator, Don Ward, if he should forward the information to anyone else. See discussion tread below:
The “Stop the Hyperion Bridge Freeway” group is a loose association of individuals that seek to force a “road diet”, or traffic lane reduction, on the Hyperion Bridge as part of the bridge’s restoration and seismic retrofit. For more information go to their Facebook group page: