I'm going to be staying in downtown LA for two weeks, not including weekends, and I'd like your advice on favored routes. I'm looking for:
a) relative safety (from muggings and/or super aggressive drivers) between the hours of 6am and 8:30 am
b) ability to ride ~20mph without running into people
c) close proximity to downtown LA - I can throw my bike into the back of my car, but I don't want to drive more than 10-15 minutes to get there.