This morning, a crowd of about 200 celebrated the completion of the 7th Street bike lanes. These are among the first projects implemented under the city’s new bike plan. They’re also the city’s first bike lanes in the population-dense central Los Angeles neighborhoods of Koreatown and Westlake. And they’re the first bike lanes to reach downtown Los Angeles.
Today’s press conference included a ceremonial melting of the thermoplastic on the final bicycle lane icon for the project. Los Angeles City Councilmember Ed Reyes, assisted by city staff, wielded a blowtorch and melted in the bike symbol. Also taking turns at thermoplastic installation were Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition executive director Jennifer Klausner, and city Department of Transportation bikeway staffers Michelle Mowery and Tim Fremaux.
Preliminary bike lane markings on Reseda Boulevard at Nordhoff. The lines are somewhat less visible than the permanent markings will be, they’re visible in the center of the image, in front of the bus. Photo by Joe Linton This past weekend, city of Los Angeles work crews were out scraping and putting down preliminary bike lane […]
City crews were literally greening Los Angeles streets over the past weekend. Stretches of Boyle Height’s First Street and Downtown’s Spring Street received bright green pavement coloring. Though pavement color has been used in Europe, and various U.S. cities, including New York, San Francisco, and Long Beach, these two projects represent the city of L.A.’s […]
As LADOT and City Planning continue outreach over proposals for bike lanes and road diets in the city’s bike plan, opposition has sprung up from entrenched community activists and business owners and at least one stoner. As LADOT wraps up this round of outreach, Streetsblog checks in on the status of the bicycle projects along […]
The city of Los Angeles is updating its Bicycle Plan. The city staff report (p.20) states that this plan will “springboard the city of Los Angeles into the forefront of bicycle planning and establish the steps needed to ensure that Los Angeles become a world-class city for bicycling.” That’s an actual quote. Really. Perhaps it’s some sort of […]
The city of L.A. has nearly completed 0.8 miles of new road diet bike lane on Fletcher Drive, extending from San Fernando Road to Eagle Rock Boulevard. The lanes contribute to fairly strong bikeway network in northeast L.A.