Bikes are also dangerous. The traffic in Los Angeles is not bike friendly. They are aggressive, on their cell phones, putting on make-up and in a rush 99.9% of the time. My accidents occurred in neighborhoods and side roads. I was never on a freeway with my motorbike. Hard to live in LA without a car.
I would ideally not use my car to get around 90% of the time since parking is terrible in LA and I like the sun. Does anyone know how difficult it is to get around campus on a motorcycle? I would assume its easy to get around via bike. I contacted parking services and motorcycle parking is free in designated spots. Is motorcycle parking usually filled @ UCLA?