Eyes on the Street…L.A.’s First Protected Bike Lane

1st protected bike lane
Surprise! Photo: Jessica Meaney

Last night, Los Angeles got its first protected bike lane last night when a series of plastic dividers went up in the Second Street Tunnel between Figueroa and Hill Street.

Currently, the physical separators are only up in the tunnel despite bike lanes existing on either side. In total, the bike lanes extend from North Spring Street, home of the famous sorta-green buffered bike lane, through the tunnel to Glendale Boulevard. A portion of the lanes in Downtown Los Angeles are buffered lanes, matching up with the Northbound buffered lanes on Main Street and Southbound ones on Spring.

The bike markings also connects with existing Sharrows on 2nd street from Alameda to Spring Street.

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