West Hollywood and L.A. Celebrate New Fairfax Avenue Bike Lanes
The cities of West Hollywood and Los Angeles celebrated the grand opening of a collaborative project yesterday: 1.2 miles of bike lanes on Fairfax Avenue. The new bike lanes extend from Melrose Avenue to Hollywood Boulevard. The northern end of the lanes were striped by the City of Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) in 2014. That facility was extended southward this year, through the cities of both L.A. and West Hollywood.
The lanes were championed by the West Hollywood Bicycle Coalition, which lead a celebratory lap after yesterday’s ribbon-cutting.
Even with the excellent new lanes and with bike-share expected to open in West Hollywood in July, the relatively population-dense West Hollywood and Hollywood areas feature very few bicycling facilities.