I live in the neighborhood of Westchester just north of LAX. This evening after work I was talking my dog for a walk along Westchester Parkway. We were at the stoplight near the fire station at Emerson, waiting to cross from the south side to the north side in the crosswalk. After pressing the button, the light changed to red for traffic on Westchester, and I was given the white walking man signal to cross. I took a step off the sidewalk, but then immediately a large group of cyclists (maybe 30 or more?) riding very closely together completely blew through the red light heading eastbound right in front of me. I had to jump back onto the curb with my dog to avoid being hit. It was extremely close. Only one cyclist of the entire group stopped. By the time the pack finished I only had a few seconds left to cross the street.
Nobody was hurt, but it was a very frightening experience! If I hadn't been paying attention a collision would have taken out a lot of people, as the riders were very close together and moving a a good clip.
I'm not sure what I can accomplish by posting here, but if anyone in this forum rides along Westchester Parkway, please stop for the red lights. I know I'm not the only pedestrian / dog walker who crosses over there. It could have been a very bad situation.
Thanks, and safe riding.