AIA LA Chapter Shows Support for 4th Street Bicycle BoulevardApril 6, 2010 at 1:00 pm | Posted in Bike News | 1 Comment
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The Los Angeles Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) recently sent us a letter of support for the 4th Street Bicycle Boulevard that we have been pushing so hard for! The AIA “is the voice of the architecture profession, dedicated to serving and empowering its members through advocacy, educational and outreach programs as well as educating the public on the value and importance of architecture.” The AIA’s endorsement of the project is a great step forward and very encouraging!
We appreciate the support of the AIA and believe that it is reflective of the benefits not only to Los Angeles cyclists, but to the community as a whole. As the AIA letter reinforces, the implementation of a 4th Street Bicycle Boulevard will strengthen communities by encouraging use by cyclists and pedestrians, improving traffic flow on parallel thoroughfares, and enhancing the environment so that people desire to be out on the street. See our previous blog post (1, 2) for more details about the project.
Having outlined the numerous benefits conferred by the implementation of the 4th Street Bicycle Boulevard, as well as the continuing support from organizations such as the AIA, it is important that we continue to take positive steps to see real change. The process of transforming the streetscape is a community effort! If you want to become more involved with this exciting campaign, please contact Dorothy@la-bike.org for more information. You can also join the e-mail list here.