Today’s Headlines

Featured Headline: Our Good Friend Joe Linton spent some time riding around the city this weekend and has two great stories at the Eco-Village blog.  The first story is some good news as he rides some brand new bike lanes on 1st in Boyle Heights.  The second is a little more frustrating as he notes that many of the streets in the LADOT’s new Sharrows list are wide enough for bike lanes without having to remove travel lanes or existing car parking.

  • Deadly Saturday on the Streets and Highways of L.A. (LAT)
  • State Experts: AEG Overstating Value of Stadium to DTLA, Job Seekers (LAT)
  • Make CicLAvia About More Than Bikes, Apply for a Mini Grant by 9/8
  • LAPD Cracking Down on Apron Parking in Silver Lake (Eastsider, Curbed)
  • Three Foot Passing Law on Hold Until This Week (CalBike/Twitter)
  • Is the Green Line Really “Leaving the Station?” (LAist)
  • Can Arroyo Seco Parkway Ever Become Safe? (Patch)
  • Organized Labor on the Wane?  Not in L.A. (LAT)
  • Villaraigosa Building a National Brand on Transpo. Policy (DC Streetsblog)
  • Claremont Mayor Hurt on Bike Ride (Claremont Cyclist)
  • Does Affordable Housing in Upper Class Developments Create Social Equity? (UCLA Real Estate)
  • A Nice Profile of David Bohnett, Who Has Been Our Major Funder (Bloomberg)

More headlines at Streetsblog Capitol Hill

  • You need a map

    Only someone living on the westside would think Silver Lake is in East LA.

  • Greg

    I prefer sharrows to bike lanes, especially bike lanes next to car parking.  BIke Lanes give the impression that bicycles should ride inside them all of the time and give cars a line that bicycles supposedly do not cross.  They also give inexperienced cyclists the idea that riding directly next to a parked car is a good idea.  As an experienced cyclist, I know that one of the most dangerous places to ride is next to a parked car where an opening door can throw me into the travel lanes, and I ride on the left side of the bike lane or even on or over the line.  Thus bike lanes disservice experienced bicyclists because they encourage cars to travel too close to them and disservice inexperienced cyclists because they encourage them to ride too close to parked cars.

    Thus I would prefer sharrows instead of bike lanes on almost all roads.


City of L.A.’s First Parking-Protected Bike Lanes: Reseda Boulevard

Yesterday, the city of Los Angeles installed its first ever parking-protected bike lanes. They’re on Reseda Boulevard in Northridge, part of the mayor’s Great Streets Initiative. As of this morning, the project is roughly one-quarter complete. The new protected lanes, also known as cycletracks, are mostly complete on the west side of Reseda Blvd from Plummer Street […]

LADOT’s FY11-12: A Banner Year for Bikeways

Back in a January 2012 L.A. Streetsblog article, Joe Linton stated that LADOT was “not quite on track” to complete Mayor Villaraigosa’s pledge for 40 new miles of bikeway each year. In that article, Linton projected only 31 new miles to be completed during Fiscal Year 2011-2012. The fiscal year ended two weeks ago, and LADOT […]

LADOT Striping Some, Not All, of Bike Lanes on Repaved Venice Blvd

The preliminary striping is down on the resurfaced mid-city stretch of Venice Boulevard that SBLA highlighted last week. The site is east of the existing Venice Blvd bike lanes, in the Los Angeles City neighborhoods of Harvard Heights, Arlington Heights, and Mid-City.  The good news is that the L.A. City Transportation Department (LADOT) is extending bike lanes one […]

LADOT: A Mile of New Reseda Boulevard Bike Lanes in September

At last night's meeting of the Northridge East Neighborhood Council (NENC,) the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) announced their plans to install nearly a mile of new bike lanes on Reseda Boulevard in September 2009. The announcement was made by LADOT's Principal Transportation Engineer for Valley Traffic Operations, Alan Willis. The new bikeway will extend from Devonshire Street to San Fernando Mission Road.