Bike Program team at the Bike Hub Launch

#LeapLA: 4 years in the Making

In my departing blog post for the LADOT Bike Blog/LeapLA, I thought I would reflect on my path in transportation planning and the changes I’ve seen in Los Angeles in such a short time. Last year, along with the modernizing overhaul of the Bike Program website, we rebranded the Bike Blog to Life for Everyday […]

Getting ready to bike on the new Los Angeles Street

We have great news for everyone who cycles in Downtown Los Angeles– the construction of a protected bike lane on Los Angeles Street (from 1st Street to Alameda Street) has been completed. Woo-hoo! On June 16, a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Los Angeles Street Improvement Project was hosted by CD 14 Councilmember Jose Huizar, […]

Render of 11th and Hope. Courtesy of MyFigueroa

Starting in Summer 2016: MyFigueroa Construction

The complete streets movement continues to gain momentum around the world and here at home in Los Angeles. Alongside People St, Great Streets Initiative, and Vision Zero, the Figueroa Corridor Streetscape Project, aka MyFigueroa, aims to create vibrant, safe streets across our city. After 6 years of careful planning and overcoming obstacles, MyFigueroa will transform the car-centric Figueroa Corridor into a complete street that […]

Rotterdam students biked from Hollywood to Venice. Courtesy of HopOn

Biking-spiration from the Netherlands

Last month, City Hall was visited by a team of 10 business students from Rotterdam School of Management in the Netherlands. Hosted by Mayor Garcetti’s Great Streets Initiative, avid bicycle rider and Economics Professor Louis Uljee and his students discussed their latest research on biking in Los Angeles. The class spent their spring semester studying current transportation culture in Los Angeles and […]

Testing of a bike ring rack on a City’s parking meter stand.

Just keeping you in the HOOP: Parking Meters are the New Bike Racks!

We got a #bikeLA SLAM DUNK! By mid-summer 2016, you will start to see meter post bike racks popping up in Westwood Village, the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and Great Streets corridors. Cycle Hoops will help to expand your bicycle parking options in some of our city’s most congested business districts and corridors. Meter post bike racks […]

I really like this route because there's a bike path or bike lane the whole way

My Commute: Palms to USC and DTLA

  When I moved from Deep Springs, California to LA for graduate school, friends and family shared concerns that without a car, my commute would be terrible. Well, I am happy to report that I have proved them all wrong! Yes, walking, biking, and taking public transit has its challenges, but so does driving (traffic […]

Bike Month 2016

As you know, Bike Week LA has been a great celebration of all things bicycles in years past. This year, Los Angeles is going full bike-mode by observing Bike Month for the ENTIRE month of May! Now that Bike Month is upon us, we couldn’t be happier about all of the exciting events, rides, and workshops that are […]

Portland residents collaborate on a City Repair Project

Portlandi-LA: Placemaking Lessons from the City Repair Project

#LeapLA tries to keep you looped into all things that make Los Angeles streets and neighborhoods more livable. Last month, Active Transportation Division had the opportunity to partner with the Department of City Planning, the Mayor’s Great Streets Initiative, and the Los Angeles Eco Village to bring Portland’s Mark Lakeman to speak to City departments. Lakeman, […]

LA City employees work together to install a corral at 218 Main St, Venice.

Bicycle Corrals 2016: 42 New Bike Parking Spaces Spring up Across Los Angeles

Secure, safe bicycle parking is an essential element of a comprehensive bicycle network. Demand for bike parking in Los Angeles continues to grow as ridership increases and the City’s bicycle network expands. A lack of adequate parking not only discourages ridership, but also encourages people to lock their bikes to parking meters, trees, or sidewalk furniture. […]

Closing the Northvale Gap within Expo Bike Path

The Expo Northvale Gap Closure project would create a safe and comfortable connection for people traveling on bicycle between a gap along the planned Expo Bike Path.