Making Main Street a Complete StreetJanuary 13, 2011 at 4:40 pm | Posted in Bike News | 6 Comments
Tags: Complete Streets, LADOT, Venice Blvd.
It’s a new year and there is a lot to get excited about! First up are bike lanes on Main Street in Venice.
The Los Angeles Department of Transportation is proposing to install bike lanes on Main Street from Navy to Windward Circle, which will extend the Santa Monica bike lanes and road diet into Venice. In order to reallocate the road space to create a more complete Main Street LADOT will have to remove a travel lane in each direction. The new Main Street will include a center two-way left turn lane in addition to the bike lanes. This project will not only provide better bicycle connectivity for beach residents and visitors alike, but the proposed bike lanes will rebalance the street and improve road safety for all road users whether they be on bicycle, foot, or in a car. Check out LADOT’s recent blog post about the benefits of road diets – http://tinyurl.com/roaddiets.
LACBC staff and volunteers are going door-to-door on Main Street tomorrow afternoon to inform businesses, residents, folks biking by, etc about this project. Our goal is to inform folks and build support for a complete Main Street. If you’d like to get involved with doing outreach around projects like this get in touch with LACBC’s new volunteer coordinator Joni (at) la-bike.org. LACBC will be kicking into outreach high gear this year, especially once the draft bike plan is approved – we hope to be out on streets all over the city building support for bike projects!
If you live in the Venice area and want to learn more about the project please attend the Venice Neighborhood Council Meeting this coming Tuesday, January 18th at 7pm. LADOT and Councilmember Rosendahl’s staff will be on hand to present on this project. LACBC will also be there to offer support for the project and talk about the community benefits.
Venice Neighborhood Council Board Meeting
Date: Tuesday, January 18th
Time: 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Location: Westminster Elementary School Auditorium
1010 Abbot Kinney Boulevard – Venice, CA, 90291
Venice NC info and agenda: http://www.grvnc.org