Ride Figueroa: NELA Organizing Workshop

LACBC:

After years of outreach, stakeholder education, meetings, rides and rallies, we are delighted to report that Councilman Gil Cedillo is seriously considering project options that will create a safe and inclusive North Figueroa that include bike lanes. Focusing on the historic core of Highland Park from Avenue 55 to Avenue 60, Cedillo’s staff worked with LADOT to produce a series of options that include essential safety elements, such as a road diet, better sidewalks and crosswalks, transit enhancements, and physically protected or buffered bike lanes. These options will be presented for community review in the coming weeks. We call on Northeast LA advocates to participate in this process with positivity and respect to foster community dialogue about the importance of making Figueroa safe for all. Although only five blocks, this project opens the door to safety improvements along the whole Figueroa corridor that are consistent with local advocates’ longstanding vision of a Figueroa that respects all travelers–people driving, taking transit, biking and, most importantly, walking.

If you would like to get more involved in the campaign and discuss strategies, we urge your participation at our next Northeast LA Bike Ambassador meeting on Wednesday, February 4, at 6 p.m.  Please email alek@la-bike.orgexpressing interest, and we’ll let you know when a venue is secured.

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Per LACBC: Councilmember Cedillo is hosting a 2nd meeting for N. Figueroa bike lanes. This is your opportunity to express your support for bike lanes along a corridor that can use safety improvements. Please attend, and wear green! The meeting will take place in the school’s auditorium. Ride N. Figueroa Community Meeting When: Thursday, June 12; 6 p.m. […]