Eyes On the Street: New Counterflow Bike Lanes at UCLA

New counterflow bike lane on xxx on the UCLA campus. Photos by Joe Linton/Streetsblog L.A.
New counterflow bike lane on Dixon Court on the UCLA campus. Photos by Joe Linton/Streetsblog L.A.

The UCLA campus now has what I am pretty sure is L.A. County’s first counter-flow bike lanes.* The one-block bike lane is on Dixon Court, formerly just a one-way street.

Alta’s Ryan Johnson mentions:

This was a major gap in the campus bike route network, leading from a popular commuter bike route to the Urban Planning department and a satellite student union. It was previously one-way only, and campus police sometimes gave students tickets for bicycling against traffic. Urban Planning students pushed for a solution like this for years, and the campus finally came through!

Now if there were only a safer way to get through Westwood to the UCLA campus… hmmm.

Drivers cannot go northbound on Dixon Court, but cyclists now can
Drivers cannot go northbound on Dixon Court, but cyclists now can

* Are we wrong? Tell us in the comments.


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