Separated Bike Lanes on South Fig? LADOT Presentation Hints at Future Project
In January 2011, consultants for the South Figueroa Corridor Project unveiled three different visions for the soon-to-be Living Street. The visions were labeled “Good,” “Better,” and “Best.” A recent presentation to Caltrans, made available on their website, shows current thinking on the legacy project from the project team and the new lead agency, LADOT.
There’s good news and bad news. The bad news: it looks like “better” and “best” are off the table. The good news? “Good” still includes a transit only lane and a pair of bike only lanes. The northbound bike only lane and separate transit only lane run the entire 3 mile route of the project from 7th and Figueroa to MLK Boulevard. The Southbound bike only lane starts at 10th Street and goes all the way south.
The lane width varies in different sections of the street, after the jump we show what parts of Figueroa are going to see what types of lane configurations.
The South Figueroa Corridor Project was a project of the Community Redevelopment Agency. Recently, the LADOT took over as lead agency for the project, and promised a quick environmental review. The funding for the project comes from Prop. IC, and must be spent by the end of 2014. Other parts of the corridor project, include improving connections to L.A. Live/Staples Center on 11th Street, and improvements to MLK Boulevard and Bill Robertson way to provide connections to the Expo Line.