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Culver City Plans Protected Bikeway on Overland Avenue

Culver City's proposed ~2.5 mile Overland bike facility is mostly new protected bike lanes (about a mile and a half), plus about a half-mile of new unprotected bike lanes at the north end, and a short stretch of bike route at the south end.

Culver City is planning protected bike lanes for much of Overland Avenue. Photo via Google Street View

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Culver City is currently in the design phase for a project that would add protected bike lanes along Overland Avenue, Playa Street, and Hannum Avenue. Next month the city will host a community input meeting on the Overland Bike Lane Project - meeting details below.

The project would extend existing bike lanes on Overland that were installed circa 2019, covering about a half-mile between Culver Boulevard and Ballona Creek. The proposed new bikeway would be about 2.5 miles long - from Overland and Venice Boulevard to Hannum and Slauson Avenue.

The design varies somewhat for different parts of Overland, Playa, and Hannum, with the lion's share (about a mile and a half) being new protected bike lanes. The project would include about a half-mile of new unprotected bike lanes at the north end, near Venice Boulevard. It also includes a short stretch of bike route connecting to the Culver City Transit Center on Slauson near Sepulveda Boulevard.

City's map showing Overland bikeway project features - via project webpage

Though much of the facility fits without changing the current space allocated for car lanes or car parking, some stretches would narrow car lanes and/or reconfigure some on-street parking (including significant parking removal, mainly in areas that have off-street parking lots).

Detailed project street plan example - see full proposal

See full detailed proposed plans at the city's project webpage.

Learn more about the proposal, and give your input, at a community meeting next month: Wednesday, September 13 from 7-9 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Building, Rotunda Room, at 4117 Overland Avenue.

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