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Eyes on the Street: Woodley Avenue Bike Lanes

10:13 AM PDT on August 4, 2011

These are either going to be great bike lanes, or some of the worst in history. Photo: Joe Dunavan

Alert reader Joe Dunavan alerts that new bike lanes have appeared on Woodley Avenue heading south.  The pictured section is just south of the Van Nuys Flyaway.  These lanes-in-waiting will run for a half mile from Saticoy Street to Sherman Way, roughly a half mile.  They connect to existing bike lanes to the north on Woodley Avenue.

At first glance, these are some scary bike lanes.  They aren't properly marked, and the signage clearly allows curbside parking.  Larger vehicles will make passing these parked cars nigh impossible without merging with the rest of traffic...and that's to say nothing of the door zone.  LADOT staff explain that the reason for the partially completed lanes and parking issue is for the most obvious reason: the lanes aren't completed yet.  Work orders to add no-parking signs and complete the lanes pre-existed this article and should be installed within the next week.

I guess this isn't one of the areas that requires "additional study" before removing the car parking.

We'll check back to see the completed lanes next week, but in the meantime there are more pictures of the existing lanes after the jump.  All pictures from Joe Dunavan.

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