City Starts to Release Bike Plan

5_29_09_header.jpgView the maps that are the framework for the BMP at http://www.labikeplan.org/bikeway_maps/

Yesterday afternoon, the City of Los Angeles began the slow roll out of the Bike Master Plan by emailing members of Neighborhood Councils a letter announcing that the maps that will be the framework of the engineering portion of the BMP are available for public viewing on their website and at other public places around town.

The maps are available at a handful of libraries and city council offices.  Until the completed draft is released to the public, the only place to comment is to email Jordann Turner, the project manager for the plan, at jordann.turner@lacity.org.

While it’s great that the Department of City Planning has finally
released SOMETHING, I can’t help but notice that copies of the
announcement didn’t go to the people that signed up at the outreach
meetings last year but just to Neighborhood Councils.  If Joe Linton
hadn’t forwarded me his draft of the letter, I wouldn’t know that it
had been released.  Why did I sign that list indicating I was
interested in more information in the winter of 2008?

As for Streetsblog’s coverage, I want to take some time before commenting on whether or not the maps are the first sign of a vibrant Bike Master Plan or not worth the wait.  I’ll post my thoughts and those of other cyclists on Monday.  In the meantime feel free to fill the comments section with your thoughts and reactions.

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