Bike lanes have drawn mixed reviews in Northeast Los Angeles.
Some proprietors, such as Dave Evans, owner of like the idea of bicycle lanes slowing down traffic on Colorado Boulevard, which may lead to motorists stopping to smell the local business.
In Highland Park, Galco's Soda Pop-Stop owner John Neese say the bike lanes on York Boulevard have slowed traffic to the point that it's detrimental to his business.
Both voices will have a chance to be heard on Wednesday, March 27 at 7 p.m., when Council District 14 will hold a public forum on bike lanes at Occidental College's Norris Hall of Chemistry.
The announcement of the forum comes just a week after the Eagle Rock Neighborhood Council delayed a vote on a motion to support bike lanes, pending more community input.
"After announcing that we were planning to discuss this tonight, we found out that [Council District 14] is actually planning to hold a community outreach meeting specifically on this topic later in the month," said ERNC member Ashley Atkinson, who submitted the bike lane motion. "We wanted to give the opportunity for more public comment, and for more people to attend that meeting if they so choose."
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