Bike Corral Motion Clears T-Committee, to Get Its Day in Full CouncilApril 15, 2010 at 3:35 pm | Posted in Bike News, Get Involved | 3 Comments
Tags: Bicycle Parking, bike corral, LADOT
With nearly a dozen supporters in tow, community members like Matt Schodorf, the owner of Cafe de Leche and initiator of the campaign to bring Bike Corrals to LA ; Yolanda Nogueira, whose family has owned the building for years, Mary Tokita, mother and member of The Eagle Rock Association, and even Edel Vizcarra, Transportation Deputy for Councilmember Jose Huizar, all gave public comment in support of the Bike Corral motion at yesterday’s Transportation Committee.
The Department of Transportation and City Attorney followed the wave of community support with complaints about the location of the corral, and for a second it seemed as if they were going to get the customary 30 days to report back to council on the issue. But the support behind the motion was too much to quicksand the issue, and Councilmember La Bonge, acting as sole voting member of T-Committee, sent the motion forward to full Council.
From the Council File update sent to us via Joe Linton we will be seeing the motion in front of full Council next Friday, April 23. By next week we can have full Council approval on a motion ordering DOT to install LA’s first bike corral! LA could soon follow in the footsteps of the growing number of cities installing bike corrals on main streets to make neighborhoods safer by calming traffic, giving communities alternatives to automobiles, deterring theft and crime by putting more eyes on the street, and yes, even integrating bike lanes right next to their bike corrals.
Big thanks to all the community support that came out yesterday and to CD 14 Councilmember Jose Huizar for getting the motion this far. If you’re supportive of this motion, please email your City Councilmember to tell them to vote in favor of bike corral next Friday