7th St. Bike Lane Campaign UpdatesApril 5, 2011 at 11:42 am | Posted in Get Involved, Uncategorized | 4 Comments
Tags: 7th Street, Better Bike Plan Campaign, BPIT, Community Outreach
For those waiting for the juicy details on what’s happening with the 7th St. bike lane campaign…
Community groups met yesterday for the first time to plan out the City’s first truly interactive community outreach process for the City’s first bike lane being striped from the Bike Plan. Attendees included: Iris Santin of LAPD, CARECEN folks, Central City Neighborhood Partners (CCNP), Urban Semillas, Parks and Rec, CD1 staff, and City of Lights. Other partners include the Labor Center, NDLON, KIWA, and Accion Westlake. We had a very exciting meeting in which we brainstormed what each of the community groups will be doing to engage community residents, businesses, youth, and day laborers in Westlake within the next two months, as the bike lane will be striped by October.
Ideas for outreach include: Being featured on Univisión’s Primera Visión program Thursday morning, flyering at CicLAvia, having community residents (day laborers and Promotoras) do bilingual door to door outreach and posting flyers at all of the businesses on the corridor, bike rides, bilingual bike safety workshops, and youth art projects.
All 7th St. materials have been translated into Spanish and Korean, fliers to be posted soon.
LACBC will also be attending BPIT later this afternoon to help give updates about outreach and hear more from the City about any engineering or planning concerns needed to be discussed. We will continue to keep you posted on any progress or exciting events, and hope to see you at CicLAvia at our Macarthur Park booth this Sunday!
If you are interested in volunteering or helping with the 7th St. campaign, please feel free to contact allison (at) la-bike (dot) org or call the LACBC office at 213-629-2142.