Bikeside Asks Again: Is L.A. Bike Friendly?

(Note: All week Streetsblog will be celebrating bike week by providing you five simple ways you can celebrate our “special week”without going to special events that occur during work hours. – DN)

Bikeside, the 501c(4) lobbying group for cyclists, is back after a short hiatus. Looking to track any changes in cyclists’ attitudes, Bikeside is building off their August 2011 survey and again asking cyclists if L.A. is a bike friendly city. You can take the survey, here.

2011 results. Click on the image to see a larger version.

As you can see, the August 2011 numbers are bleak. Even amongst hard-core cyclists, sentiments ran 2 to 1 against L.A. being considered a bike friendly city.

Of course, a lot has changed since August 2011. There have been four CicLAvias with two more announced. Los Angeles was recognized as a “bronze level bike friendly city” by the League of American Cyclists. Hundreds of miles of bike infrastructure have been painted.

Is that enough to change cyclists’ mind on whether or not the city is really a bike friendly one? Stop by and register your opinion. It took me less than five minutes to fill out the survey. Respondents are also given a chance to mark their preference for either Eric Garcetti or Wendy Greuel.


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