Today’s Headlines

  • Bike-Hate Video Maker Apologizes, Rides A Mile In Cyclists Shoes (BikinginLA)
  • Anonymous LADOT Staffer Answers Your Questions on Reddit (LAist)
  • Turns Out Anti-Bike Councilmember Gil Cedillo’s Backers Are Outsiders (Orange 20)
  • North L.A. County Homeowners Worried About High Speed Rail (Pasadena Star News)
  • Steve Lopez and the 86-Year-Old Tarzana Cyclist Out to Get Her Alley Repaved (LAT)
  • Vision Zero Q&A with Paul Steely White (The City Fix)
  • Watch S.F. Bike Network Grow (SB SF)

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  • Don’t give up |||

    Re: “Turns Out Anti-Bike Councilmember Gil Cedillo’s Backers Are Outsiders”

    If I may, I’m concerned that supporters of the North Fig bike lane project may have bought into the councilman’s opposition as evidenced by Mr Risemberg’s acknowledgement that Cedillo “put a stop to the project” and calling the project “quashed.” Just because the councilman doesn’t support the lanes doesn’t mean the project is dead. Last I heard, the mayor’s office strongly supports the project and the new, bike-friendly general manager of LADOT reports to the mayor, *not* the Council. I would argue that now is the perfect time for bike lane supports to lobby the mayor’s office heavily for completion of this project instead of assuming the project is dead.

  • Salts

    Are you a well-connected person around city hall? What are you basing your position on? If the project isn’t completely dead we can rally the troops.

  • Don’t give up |||

    I’m not a City Hall insider, but I understand the bike lane plan already won full Council approval. Elements of the plan, including the North Fig lanes, have been circulated for public input, which Councilmember Cedillo has provided, but since the plan is already approved, his input is just that: input (not a mandate).

    It is up to LADOT now to implement the already-approved plan, with an eye to the input that has been received. LADOT’s general manager reports to the mayor, not the Council. If the mayor still wants these lanes, the lanes will be installed.

    Now, I wouldn’t recommend descending upon City Hall with pitchforks in hand, but when the new LADOT GM officially starts (in September?), it might be advisable for supporters to make sure LADOT is aware these bike lanes still have strong support.