Eyes on the Street: The DTLA 7th Street Bike Lanes Look Pretty Good

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The new bike lanes, continental crosswalks and road diet for 7th Street through Downtown Los Angeles are getting close to completion. The lanes connect to the previously painted 7th Street lanes that connect mid-town to Downtown and the Main Street buffered bike lane that runs north to City Hall.

As of this writing, the lanes are nearing completion, an LADOT Bike Blog post on Friday notes that painting, sign removal, sign replacement and a change in parking restrictions is an ongoing process. Downtown residents report that work continued this weekend, although Streetsblog has yet to confirm whether the project was finnished.

When completed, lanes now run for 2.8 miles on 7th Street from Catalina Street in mid-town to Main Street.

While many in the Livable Streets Community were getting nervous about the types of projects being completed during Mayor Eric Garcetti’s “first 100 days,” the mood is changed since the calendar turned to day 101.

The 7th Street Lanes join the Colorado Boulevard Buffered Bike Lanes and Atwater Bike Corral as important, completed, bicycle infrastructure projects. The “Great Streets” and “People St” programs were also announced after the 100-day mark.