LADOT Bike Blog hopes all our readers will have a safe, cozy, and tasty Thanksgiving. We apologize for the low number posts lately, but we’re smack in the middle of finals right now at USC. We’re committed to coming back with a bigger and better LADOT Bike Blog once things settle down. In the meantime, there are a number of bike-related events in December that you absolutely should not miss.
Bike Path Opening, BAC, CPC Round 2
- Dec. 4: The newest section of the LA River Bike Path through Elysian Valley will have a dedication ceremony and grand opening on December 4th. LADOT Bike Blog will be on hand, as will CD 13 Council Member Eric Garcetti and KCET’s StoryShare project. Elysian Valley has, admittedly, been a long time coming. The LADOT Bike Program has run across a number of delays, pushing back the opening date for this section of the bike path. LADOT Bike Blog hopes to tell the whole story of “LA River Bike Path Phase 1C” in the near future.
- Dec. 7: The Los Angeles Bicycle Advisory Committee has their bi-monthly meeting on the evening of December 7th at Hollywood City Hall (6502 Fountain Ave) at 7:30 PM. In addition to the many reasons why you should care about the items that come before the Bicycle Advisory Committee (if you don’t know, you can get a good idea here), the BAC will also be discussing the most recent changes made to the Draft LA Bike Plan. When we get a full agenda for the BAC, we’ll post it up on LADOT Bike Blog.
- Dec. 16: Speaking of the Draft LA Bike Plan, it comes before the City Planning Commission again on December 16th. In the first hearing before the CPC, commissioners asked City Planning staff to work with the bicycle community and finalize some proposed amendments to the current plan. This is one the last hurdles for the bike plan before adoption. If you care about the future of biking in LA, attendance should be mandatory. Whatever your opinion on the plan, you should never be content to let someone else speak for you.