City of Los Angeles Announces 180-mile Network of Family-Friendly Bikeways

February 13, 2014 at 4:31 pm | Posted in Bike News, Get Involved | 5 Comments

Today the City of Los Angeles released two draft documents for 90 days of public comment that will prioritize safety and health in the City’s General Plan: the Mobility Element and the Plan for a Healthy Los Angeles. LACBC, Los Angeles Walks and other stakeholders were involved in the development of both plans to ensure that the needs of LA’s bicyclists and pedestrians were considered. The plans call for a layered network of complete streets that serve all people who travel on them, with special focus on vulnerable road users, including children, the elderly, pedestrians and bicyclists.

LACBC worked with the Department of City Planning to develop a 180-mile network of protected bikeways and high-quality neighborhood streets that will “provide safe, convenient, and comfortable local and regional facilities for cyclists of all types and abilities.” This is another of LACBC’s campaign goals we asked Mayor Garcetti to accomplish this year. (Sign the petition here.)

What else does the Mobility Element do?

  • Makes safety the City’s number one transportation priority, particularly the safety of children walking to school
  • Sets design speeds for city streets and provides engineering and enforcement solutions to stop the constant increase in speed limits
  • Anticipates building 45 miles of protected bikeways every 5 years
  • Doubles the share of Measure R Local Return for walking and bicycling
  • Calls for annual bicycle and pedestrian counts by LADOT
  • Sets a performance metric of zero increase in car travel per person

We are thrilled to see complete streets and “8 to 80” bikeways embraced by the City, but this plan is only a draft and we need YOU to make sure it is adopted. How? By attending an upcoming workshop in your neighborhood and voicing your support for the Bicycle-Enhanced Network.

Spring 2014 Workshops for City of LA Mobility and Health Elements

Spring 2014 Workshops for City of LA Mobility and Health Elements

NORTH VALLEY

Saturday, March 15th • 9am – noon

Granada Hills Recreation Center

16730 Chatsworth St., Granada Hills, CA 91344

 

CENTRAL

Wednesday, March 19th • 5pm – 8pm

Metro Headquarters (near Patsaouras Plaza)

One Gateway Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90012

 

SOUTH LOS ANGELES

Saturday, March 22nd • 9am – noon

Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation Center

3916 S. Western Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90062

 

EAST

Saturday, March 29th • 9am – noon

Boyle Heights City Hall

2130 E. First St., Los Angeles, CA 90033

 

WEST

Wednesday, April 2nd • 6pm – 9pm

Westwood United Methodist Church

10497 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90024

 

SOUTH VALLEY

Saturday, April 5th • 9am – noon

Marvin Braude Constituent Service Center

6262 Van Nuys Blvd., Van Nuys, CA 91401

 

HARBOR

Saturday, April 12th • 10am – 1pm

Peck Park Community Center

560 N. Western Ave., San Pedro, CA 90732

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  1. […] City of Los Angeles will host a series of neighbor workshops to collect feedback on the Mobility Plan 2035, re:code LA and the Plan for a Healthy Los Angeles; the Mobility Plan especially will impact the future of bicycling in the city. Click here for […]

  2. […] Setting targets for the bicycle-enhanced network (though I want these targets to be higher). LACBC has catalogued some of the most awesome things in the plan really well in their blog post. The lack of similar concrete goals around other important issues like parking reform, sidewalk […]

  3. […] City of Los Angeles will host a series of neighbor workshops to collect feedback on the Mobility Plan 2035, re:code LA and the Plan for a Healthy Los Angeles; the Mobility Plan especially will impact the future of bicycling in the city. Click here for […]

  4. […] City of Los Angeles will host a series of neighbor workshops to collect feedback on the Mobility Plan 2035, re:code LA and the Plan for a Healthy Los Angeles; the Mobility Plan especially will impact the future of bicycling in the city. Click here for […]

  5. […] last of the the City of Los Angeles neighborhood workshops to collect feedback on the Mobility Plan 2035, re:code LA and the Plan for a Healthy Los Angeles will be held on Saturday, April 12th from 10 am to 1 pm at Peck Park Community Center, 560 N. […]


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