I usually explore cities with a combination of a bicycle, electric skatebord and public transit system and in New York City I had no problem whatsoever and could go anywhere. I was happy to see bike lanes all around Wall Street and other famous landmarks.

This time I am going to Los Angeles, and I would like to do the same. I imagine there is strict security in some parts because of the famous residents.

Will there be any problem with me riding through Hollywood, Beverly Hills, etc?

  • I should imagine Hollywood and Beverly Hills quite safe, as is most of LA.
    – Max
    Jun 9, 2018 at 23:54
  • Your main problem will be that distances in LA are much further than New York. Jun 10, 2018 at 0:42
  • I use metro for long distances and then electric skateboard / bike sharing to explore locally for up to 30km (then I am exhausted:)).
    – c0dehunter
    Jun 10, 2018 at 3:31
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    I'm not aware of any special restrictions for bikes. Any public road open to cars would be open to bikes (except freeways, etc). Electric skateboards are likely to have restrictions by traffic law, but that wouldn't have anything to do with security or famous people. Jun 10, 2018 at 18:52
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    Speaking of buses, here's a fun video. Los Angeles is still trying to figure out how bike lanes work. It's legal to ride on sidewalks within the city of L.A. if you do it safely, btw. Jun 10, 2018 at 19:29

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The only thing I can think of in the way of a legal restriction (as opposed to "just don't try it, just don't.") that may catch some tourists by surprise is the banning of bicycles from anywhere but paved roads within Griffith Park. The nicely maintained trails and fire roads might be tempting, but don't do it. The equestrians will do their very best to have you arrested, as they consider it a serious threat to their safety.

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