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LADOT to Complete York Boulevard Bike Lane

When completed, the York Boulevard bicycle lane will extend from Eagle Rock Boulevard to North Figueroa Street.

Traveling along York Boulevard is about to become a far less harrowing proposition for Highland Park cyclists, with the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) confirming on Tuesday that they will be extending the bike lane that terminates at Avenue 55. 

LADOT Senior Bicycle Coordinator Michelle Mowery told Patch on Tuesday that the lane should be painted as soon as the sewer rehabilitation project being conducted by the Department of Public Works (DPW) at the intersection of York Boulevard and North Figueroa Street is completed.

According to DPW Spokesperson Olga Morales,

esign is done, we're just waiting for the resurfacing to be completed," said Mowery.

The lane will extend .89 miles from Avenue 55 to the intersection of York Boulevard and North Figueroa Street.

While she was unable to provide an exact price tag, Mowery said the project should cost less than $50,000.

"Typically, we spend about $50,000 per mile of bike lane, including staffing and design," she said. "This project is less than a mile long."

The extension of the York Boulevard bike lane is called for in LADOT's Bicycle Plan,

Hooper Humperdink August 09, 2012 at 01:24 AM
The road was switched to a single lane after a lot of hard work fighting a two-lane no-parking proposal by the LADOT about a decade ago. Since that time, York's commercial units have crawled back some diversity and we now sport some great cafes, bars, restuarants, shops and stores side by side the old neighborhood standbys. Better to have a little car delay than to have a shuttered business district! Guess which one pays more money into city coffers to cover maintenance on roads, etc.?
Tim Dahlia September 28, 2012 at 03:34 AM
In the last 6 years traffic Congestion has doubled on York Blvd. because of the unwanted reduction to one lane each way. Congratulations LADOT you increased smog production.
Mike Johnson October 31, 2012 at 08:31 AM
i agree, one lane is not enough for York blvd,
Mike Johnson October 31, 2012 at 08:37 AM
i agree
Mike Johnson October 31, 2012 at 08:43 AM
will, most of the shops on York blvd don't have parking lots, for that it is hard to stop or leave when the traffic is bad, especiely if you want to make left or right against the traffic, from small streets with no traffic lights, it is too hard to do that, i think one lane on York blvd is not anough.

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