Wilbur Ave. – Unfair Representation on CommitteeNovember 11, 2010 at 5:47 pm | Posted in Bike News | 4 Comments
Tags: LADOT, Northridge, Wilbur Avenue
The Northridge West Neighborhood City Council passed a motion to form an ad-hoc committee to discuss the Wilbur Road Diet.
Unbeknownst to anyone, including the Mayor’s office, LADOT had already put together a plan to reconfigure Wilbur Ave. Prior to Tuesday’s meeting LADOT met in private with CD12, Council member Smith’s office, to approve this plan. CD 12 suggested that they set up a committee in order to provide input. Apparently, there will then be a public meeting in January.
There are two problems with what we see going on.
First off, what is this reconfiguration plan? Why was no-one notified about it? What changes will we be seeing on Wilbur? Will the bike lanes be removed?
Secondly, Northridge West neighborhood Council has appointed 3 representatives from NWNC to this ad-hoc committee only one of which, Paul Kirk, is known to support the Wilbur Road Diet. None of the committee members are actual residents or homeowners on Wilbur Ave. or local cyclists.
If an ad-hoc committee is to be formed to discuss the Wilbur road-diet, we would like to see this committee become more fairly represented to include local residents, homeowners and cyclists.
Write to the Northridge West Neighborhood Council members and Councilmember Smith to demand that this committee be fairly staffed with residents, homeowners as well as local cyclists.
Local residents, be sure to include your zip code.
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