New Bikeway Projects Page

L.A. River Bike Path – Elysian Valley section – a Class I Bike Path in the City of Los Angeles

We are proud to introduce our new, simplified Bikeway Projects page that displays our most up-to-date project listings, fiscal year summaries, environmental impact report (EIR) package list (coming soon), and total bikeway summary. This new format will allow us to update the information more regularly than in our previous Bike Lane and Bike Path project pages (both pages are still available for your viewing pleasure). We have also included a handy link to our regularly updated City of L.A. Bikeways Map that displays existing and planned facilities, and includes a council district layer.

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Notice for April BPIT: Protected bike lanes, Downtown bikeway network, and more!

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Help us plan for a more bike friendly L.A.

The next quarterly Bicycle Plan Implementation Team (BPIT) meeting will take place on April 17th, 2012 from 1:00PM to 4:00PM. The meeting will be held at the California Bear Credit Union Meeting Room – 100 S. Main Street Los Angeles, CA 90012. The meeting room is directly accessible from Broad Plaza – you won’t need to enter the Caltrans building. You can download the the agenda for yourself here.

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Blast from the Past: Vintage L.A. Bike Plans

1977 Side 2: Close Up (1)

1977 City of Los Angeles Bicycle Master Plan

I stumbled across the old 1977 Bicycle Plan in our office, and I could not resist sharing it with everyone. It was the first adopted Bicycle Plan for the City of Los Angeles. Take a moment to compare how far we have come as a City in bicycle planning–from one fold out plan amounting to 6 double-sided pages to a robust, ambitious 2010 Bicycle Plan and Technical Design Handbook (TDH) weighing in at 192 double-sided pages. Read more

BPIT Survey results are in!

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Back in December, we asked readers to vote (or votar) for their top five bike projects in each of four geographic areas in the City of Los Angeles. The results are in! We received 180 responses that will feed into the Bicycle Plan Implementation Team’s yearly (so far) prioritization of projects outlined in the 5 year implementation plan (Bike Plan PDF, p. 107).

The 2010 Bike Plan organizes projects into 4 types: Bike Paths, Bike Lanes, Bike Routes, and Bicycle Friendly Streets. For the purpose of our survey, we grouped street segment votes into the larger project they’re identified with for each of the four geographic areas (Central, Harbor, Valley, and Westside).

The Results:

The following map shows the top voted projects from the survey. Lines in red represent future Bike Lanes, blue lines designate future Bike Routes, and yellow lines depict future Bicycle Friendly Streets (BFS). Some projects contain segments on different streets, so the name of each individual line segment voted for doesn’t necessarily match the project name, although the map does accurately display each project in its entirety. You can see these details when you zoom into the map by following the “View Larger Map” link. When you click on a street segment of a particular project, you can see additional information associated with that specific street segment, including name, total distance, facility type, network type, geographic area, and project number. Here is an example:

Burton Way_Doheny-San Vicente
Total distance: 3986.1 ft
Future Bike Lane
Network: Backbone
Area: Westside
Project#204

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For a list of the top prioritized bike projects and tallied votes, see the graphs of each region below. The Y axis shows the votes each project received (we left out projects which got zero votes or those that have a ranking of greater than 5), and the X axis is the project ID.  Each project is labeled with an along street and to/from limits.

Bike lanes are definitely the favored type of facility, but Bicycle Friendly Streets also received a significant percentage of total votes. We’re likely to do some additional analysis on these results, so stayed tuned for more. If you haven’t submitted a vote yet, please do so by the end of next week, February 17th. We’ll close the survey that day. But don’t worry, we’re already scheming a redux of this survey to gather clearer, more detailed information on what Angelenos want to see next in terms of bikeways.

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BPIT Notes 1/10/2012

The Bicycle Plan Implementation Team (BPIT) meeting is a quarterly get together hosted by the Department of City Planning (Planning), with the Department of Transportation (LADOT) and stakeholders. The latest meeting occurred Tuesday last week, and featured updates on LADOT Bikeway Projects, our BPIT survey, bicycle parking, the LA/2B project, and discussion of various bicycle engineering issues. To view the agenda for the meeting, click here, and continue reading after the fold if you wish to hear our summary!

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Happy Holidays! (and a Bicycle Plan Implementation Survey reminder)

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays to all! We hope you’re able to spend some quality time with family, friends, and maybe even a bicycle between now and the new year (that’s our plan). Also consider spending some quality time with our BPIT survey. A few minutes of careful thought, selecting check boxes, and providing additional comments (via either the blog or the survey itself) are very appreciated. We’ve received over 150 responses so far, and a doubling or tripling of that response before January 3rd (wishful thinking, perhaps) will give us all good food for thought on how to prioritize the City’s next bicycling improvements. Thanks all!

Links:

Survey overview

Take the survey (in English)!

O clic aquí para responder a la encuesta (en Español)!

Notice for January BPIT: Project Updates, Bikeway Engineering in Conflict Zones, Protected Bicycle Lanes, Bicycle Parking, and more!

Oct BPIT

The next quarterly Bicycle Plan Implementation Team (BPIT) meeting will take place on January 10th, 2012 from 1:00 – 4:00 PM. The meeting will be held at the California Bear Credit Union Meeting Room – 100 S. Main Street Los Angeles, CA 90012. The meeting room is directly accessible from Broad Plaza – you won’t need to enter the Caltrans building. To view the agenda, click here. More on the meeting below the fold.

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BPIT Survey now available

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Screenshot of the English version of the BPIT survey; a Spanish version is also available

At last October’s Bicycle Plan Implementation Team (BPIT) meeting, we announced that we would soon be releasing an online survey that will allow individuals to prioritize the list of bikeways planned for implementation over the course of the next 5 years. That survey is now available and ready for you to fill out (also available in Spanish). Please use it to submit your preferred street segments for bikeway implementation (and do so by January 3, 2012). Results will be tabulated and presented at the next BPIT meeting, which is scheduled for January 10, 2012, and will feed into next year’s implementation plans. More on the survey below the fold.

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BPIT Notes: 10/4/11 Westside, Environmental Review, Education, and more!

(Updated 10/24/11 with new link)

We hope everyone had a great time at CicLAvia this past Sunday. For some great pictures and coverage of the event, be sure to check out a couple blog posts we especially liked, at Orange 20 and Metro’s The Source. You can also view some of our pictures from the event here. We also hope that everyone got a chance to check out our sharrows, 7th St.. and 4th St posters along the route. Tell us what you thought of them in the comments section below. Now on to the main event!

Last Tuesday (10/4/11) was the first quarterly format Bicycle Plan Implementation Team (BPIT) meeting. In addition to being longer, BPIT was also housed in a new, bigger, and (as some attendees noted) brighter, more inviting room. The meeting was focused primarily on West L.A. bike lane projects and presentations regarding the five year priorities’ Environmental Package 1. Design proposals for Ave. of the Stars, Westwood Blvd., National Place, Bundry Dr., Centinela Ave., and Overland Ave. were presented. LADOT Bikeways also announced plans for an online facility prioritization survey that will be coming soon, and City Planning gave us a preview of the City’s process for updating the Mobility Element. More on BPIT below the fold.

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October BPIT Meeting

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BPIT: October Agenda is up

The Bicycle Plan Implementation Team (BPIT) is back with a few new improvements. The first new quarterly format BPIT meeting will take place on October 4, 2011 at a new location and with more time allotted. The old BPIT venue on the 7th floor of City Hall was often too crowded for the well attended meetings. To remedy this, the October BPIT meeting will take place at the California Bear Credit Union Community Room at Caltrans District 7 Headquarters: 100 S Main Street, First Floor Los Angeles, CA 90012. This venue is much larger and should be able to accommodate everyone. The new quarterly format will now allow meetings to run longer (3 hours) than in the past. This will allow for more time to go over project updates, publicly submitted agenda items, and other bicycle related policies and programs that must be covered. To view the October BPIT Quarterly Meeting agenda click here: BPIT Agenda 10.4.11.

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A photo from July