2013: Cedillo replaced termed-out bike-friendly Ed Reyes as councilmember for CD1.
2018:The renovated N. Spring Street Bridge reopened without bike lanes. A BOE representative stated that the bike lanes would be included in the second phase of the project, and were anticipated to be installed in "approximately six months."
June 7, 2022: Voters elected Hernandez outright in the statewide primary election. Though Cedillo led narrowly on election night, the final count showed Hernandez received 54 percent of votes cast.
July 2022: Late last week, L.A. installed protected bike lanes on N. Spring Street Viaduct.
The new bike lanes include plastic bollard protection.
The bridge bike lanes are part of a planned 1.8-mile bikeway connection (mostly on-street bike lanes) all the way from the Chinatown L Line Station to the L.A. River walk/bike path terminus at Avenue 19 and San Fernando Road in Cypress Park.
As part of installing bike lanes on the bridge, the city also striped a missing one-block stretch of North Broadway, immediately north of the bridge.
There are unfortunately still two remaining gaps in that planned facility:
There is also a ~200-foot gap between the new Spring Street lanes and the bike path fronting L.A. State Historic Park. As part of the second phase of the N. Spring Street project, the city tore out a building to extend Wilhardt Street, which now connects Spring to the park - ostensibly “to improve bicycle and pedestrian circulation and safety.” But the city only added shared-lane markings (called sharrows, which, for most settings, are not safer than an unmarked street), despite the fact that Wilhardt is a 44-foot wide two-lane street with no parking. And, perhaps to make it clear that city engineers have no sense for accommodating safe bicycling, the sharrows only go one way. The city somehow concluded cyclists will go from Spring Street to the park, but not from the park to Spring. Go figure.
In addition to the ridiculous one-way sharrow on Wilhardt, the city added a couple more sharrows where its transportation professionals failed to find sufficient space to extend the Spring Street lanes. There is one northbound sharrow on N. Spring, just south of the bridge. And there is one sharrow northbound, where the city added a right-turn-only lane onto Avenue 18, just north of the bridge.