Eyes on the Street: Film Team Blocks the Buffered Bike Lane

Following last week’s controversy about whether or not film crews can block bike lanes, specifically the green buffered bike lane in Downtown Los Angeles, you would think the film industry would have paid enough attention to try to actually follow the law.  You would be wrong.

Photo: Carlos Morales

Streetsblog contributor Carlos Morales snapped this picture earlier this morning at Spring and 6th Street. While he was shooting, film crew security asked him what he was doing. When he told them, they stationed LAPD officers assigned to the shoot to stand in front of their film set up to direct cyclists in to the buffered zone.

(Update: With more LAPD showing up, along with L.A. Times reporters, and representatives of Film L.A. on the scene, it looks like discussions are beginning on a longer term resolution.  We’ll update this piece as more information comes in.)

(Note: Carlos did the photographing and research, Damien did the editorializing.)

ALSO ON STREETSBLOG

Report from Last Week’s DTLA Bike Sting

|
On Thursday, March 1, 2012, the LAPD Central Traffic Division deployed eight motorcycle officers to Downtown Los Angeles (DTLA) in what was called a “Bike Lane Sting.”  The LAPD’s mission was to educate and issue traffic citations to motorist, cyclist and pedestrians whose actions infringed on the rules of the road.   The focus was on […]

Getting a Permit to Close a Lane Isn’t That Hard for Film Crews

|
Two weeks ago, while researching a story on LAPD “bike lane stings” for Streetsblog, Carlos Morales came upon a television film crew blocking a bike lane.  When Streetsblog posted pictures and commentary, some readers were angry at the crew for “Ringer” and others were annoyed that Streetsblog was wasteing time writing about something that “real […]