Councilmember Paul Koretz’s Outstanding Letter in Support of a Better Bike Plan

January 20, 2010 at 1:29 pm | Posted in Bike News | 5 Comments
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Today we received word that City Councilmember Paul Koretz CD5 has submitted a letter to Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa in support of a better LA Bike Plan. We met with Councilmember Koretz to discuss with him specific areas in his district that are in peril if the Bike Plan in its current form goes forward.

But it’s great to see that Koretz has gone above and beyond, not only identifying specific locations for stronger bike infrastructure, but advocating for stricter and more plentiful benchmarks and time-lines and all throughout using ambitious language;

“As a city we can do much more to increase the number of Angelenos who ride bicycles as a means of transportation…Futhermore, by getting more citizens out of their cars and onto bikes we would help to reduce congestion, improve air pollution, promote health and enjoy the City in ways we couldn’t by driving in our cars.”

We look forward to working with Councilmember Koretz to make 2010 the best year for bicyclists in this city yet!

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  1. [...] Council Member Paul Koretz continues his support of cyclists with an effective letter requesting a better bike plan for his district — definitely worth reading. Cyclists and the LAPD begin the long process of [...]

  2. [...] Councilman Koretz Demands Better Bike Plan from LADOT/City Planning (LACBC Blog) [...]

  3. [...] brain for some time – recently his office wrote a letter advocating for a better bike plan highly praised by the LA County Bicycle Coalition — but now I wonder what he has to say now that Jan Perry has stated her office’s plans [...]

  4. [...] bike-sharing and the anti-harassment ordinance to fighting for the 4th Street Bike Boulevard, a better bike plan and reforming the way the LAPD deals with [...]

  5. [...] Over the last four years, Koretz has been a dependable vote on Livability Issues, usually voting for safer streets, better pedestrian design and more bike lanes. In 2010, he was one of the Council Members who pushed the Planning Department to do more than the bare minimum when drafting the Bike Plan. His letter to City Planning earned high marks from the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition who called it “Outstanding.” [...]


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