CicLAvia Has 12 “Sadik-Khan” Type Projects for L.A. What Are Yours?
Over at CicLAvia’s blog, Joe Linton, who is no stranger to Streetsblog readers, has an interesting article featuring a dozen "Sadik-Khan" like projects that could, and should, be done by the city of Los Angeles before next year’s Street Summit. After her inspiring perfomance at this year’s Summit, NYCDOT Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan promised to come back next year and see how we’re doing. To, to the city of L.A. I say, "Tick-tock city! That’s only ten more months!"
Linton’s project is mostly public plazas and bike lanes, although he does find space to plug regular CicLAvias throughout the city.
I have a different project that I’d like to see the city move on as a pilot program: a separated bike lane on Washington Boulevard in Venice. The stretch of Washington near the beach and bike paths is some of the most biked area in the city, especially on weekends. Given that bike lanes already exist in this area, the city could provide extra safety to the scores of occasional riders out to bike to the beach or along the beach bike path by flipping the bike lane and the car parking. Thus, the parked cars would provide a buffer for the cyclists. As an added bonus, the bikes would provide a second buffer from cars for the pedestrians visiting the many restaraunts and other shops along Washington.
Do you have a favorite, quick and low cost "Sadik-Khan" project that you’d like the city to try? Leave it in the comments section.