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City to Host Bike Lane Meeting Wednesday

New bike lanes on North Figueroa and Colorado are scheduled to be installed in the first year of the plan.

More than a year-and-a-half after approving an overarching bicycle master plan for the city of Los Angeles, city planning officials will begin conversations with residents about how to implement 1,302 miles of new bicycle ways promised in the planning document.

The City of Los Angeles' Department of City Planning will be hosting a Scoping Meeting on Wednesday, July 18th to solicit feedback on the implementation of the first year of the LA Department of Transportation's 2010 Bicycle Plan.

Projects located in Northeast Los Angeles that are targeted for implementation during the first year include N. Figueroa Street between San Fernando Road and Colorado Boulevard, and Colorado Boulevard between the Glendale City limit and Avenue 64.

The 1,302 new miles of bicycle ways called for in the plan will be divided among a three different types of networks: 707 miles of painted backbone bikeways, 834 miles of bicycle friendly neighborhoods and a 139 mile green network, which seeks to improve access to bicycle paths and shared access paths as well as to the city’s green, open spaces and river channels.

The master plan calls for the bicycle network to be implemented over the course of five years, with priorities guided by the City's existing Bicycle Advisory Committee and the recently committed Bike Plan Implementation Team. 

For more information or to submit an item for Public Comment, community members are asked to contact David.Somers@lacity.org

The City of Los Angeles' Department of City Planning will be hosting a Scoping Meeting on Wednesday, July 18th from 6-8 p.m. at the Los Angeles River Center and Gardens located at 570 W. Ave. 26 to solicit feedback on the implementation of the first year of the LA Department of Transportation's 2010 Bicycle Plan.

Richard Risemberg July 15, 2012 at 02:22 PM
Definitely Figueroa. Also, York lanes should extend across the bridge to South Pasadena (LADOT recently indicated they probably would). Current lanes on 50 should be extended to both Fig and to York; York-ward end will probably have to be sharrows. L:A portion of Monterey Rd. Griffin seems to be a sort bikeway and needs more definition, with facility extended through the change to 52 and up to Fig. Pasadena Ave. from Fig to the Broadway bridge, and Marmion from Fig to Monte Vista, then Monte Vista to Ave. 60 or so. But Figueroa, Figueroa, Figueroa first!
Marvion July 15, 2012 at 11:33 PM
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Hooper Humperdink July 17, 2012 at 03:20 AM
@Marvion, If you have 4 pencils and I have 7 apples, how many pancakes will fit on the roof? Purple, because aliens don't wear hats. From your home planet, Josef
Hooper Humperdink July 17, 2012 at 03:24 AM
I am going to drop everything and get to this meeting. We need to make sure that we get the most out of this investment in bike lanes for our neighborhood. Maintaining the prevailing car speeds on our thoroughfares hurts us. Nobody stops and shops when they are going 45 mph. It is dangerous to cross the street in our busiest shopping areas. Even though we have a collection of wealthy hillside residents, our business store-fronts in prominent locations in our communities are vacant. We need to build a resilient neighborhood - the car-only streets we've been saddled with aren't helping. I hope that the city uses this bike plan to make these streets more productive and less costly. More property and sales tax revenue, less crashes and traffic related police work, and a healthier and happier population overall.
Mike Johnson October 31, 2012 at 08:28 AM
one lane traffic in each side of York not enough, the traffic is jamd from 54ave till Aladama st , it is too ugly ...

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