Have these always been these way everywhere and I just did not notice before? Or is it just a Venice Beach thing? The cycle icons in the lanes along the beach are wearing little helmets! Good for them:
(Click for larger view.)
Oh, this reminds me. Some time ago, I was sent a link to a “cycle facility of the month” page, maintained by the Warrington Cycle Campaign in the UK. Click on the various months for often amusing pictures positioning of cycle lanes and other facilities, by the local authorities. Here’s the link.