LA Bike Plan, Figueroa Corridor and Protected Bike LanesFebruary 7, 2011 at 2:55 pm | Posted in Bike News, Get Involved | 4 Comments
Tags: LA Bike Plan, Long Beach, PLUM, Protected Bike Lanes
In case you missed the news last week – on Monday, January 31st the City of Long Beach began construction on the first physically separated or protected bike lanes in LA County. This week residents of the City of Los Angeles will have the opportunity to weigh in on protected bike lanes and more at a couple of community and City Council Meetings.
This Tuesday and Thursday evenings the Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Los Angeles (CRA/LA) will be holding community workshops to discuss the My Figueroa Corridor Project. Included in the vision for the project are protected bike lanes on Figueroa and even more progressive visions for how the corridor can be transformed to be oriented more for pedestrian and bicycle mobility and access. We’re excited to see a City of LA street project that incorporates protected bike lanes and really takes a Complete Streets approach. This could be an incredible opportunity for the City of Los Angeles to begin implementing one of the new policies in the Draft Bike Plan – piloting protected bike lanes. We encourage folks who live, work, and travel on Fig to learn more about the project and the proposed design ideas. These workshops will be held on this Tuesday, February 8th and Thursday, February 10th. More info can be found here.
This Wednesday, February 9th at 2pm, a joint Transportation and PLUM Committee meeting will be held to review the LA Bike Plan and the Five Year Implementation Plan before it heads to full Council for approval in the next week or two. The adoption of the Draft Bike Plan is one of the ways the City of LA can begin moving on protected bike lane projects – as we noted above, piloting protected bike lanes is a policy in the Plan and the Technical Design Handbook (a section of the Plan) further outlines how the city can implement them. With the adoption of the City of LA’s Bike Plan LACBC will be launching campaigns for protected bike lanes on streets such as Figueroa, Main, and Spring in downtown LA – and we welcome your feedback about what other streets would be great for protected bike lanes. With the successful implementation of protected bikes lanes in Long Beach and hopefully in downtown LA in the next year or two – we will be pushing for the implementation of protected bike lanes in communities across the county.
Figueroa Workshop meetings:
Date/Time: Tuesday, February 8, 2011 – 6pm to 8pm
Location: FIDM, 919 S Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90015
Date/Time: Thursday, February 10, 2011 – 4pm to 7pm
Location: Expo Center, Roy A Anderson Recreational Center, Multi Purposes Room, 3980 Bill Robertson Lane, Los Angeles, CA 90037
Joint Transportation and PLUM Meeting:
Date/Time: Wednesday, February 9, 2011 – 2:00 pm
Location: City Hall, 200 North Spring Street, Room 340, Los Angeles, CA 90012