First Year Bicycle Lanes EIR Hearings Start Today

MyFig Cycletrack Rendering via Architect’s Paper

City Planning’s David Somers filled us in a couple of weeks ago on the release of the draft EIR for the First Year Bicycle Lanes project. While AB 2245 exempt bicycle lanes from CEQA, it still requires a public hearing process and traffic/safety assessments in order to file the exemption.

Those hearings will be occurring as follows:

Northeast Area

February 13, 2013, 6 pm to 8:30  pm

Los Angeles River Center & Gardens

California Building

570 West Avenue 26

Los Angeles, CA 90065

Central Area

February 14, 2013, 6 pm to 8:30 pm

Caltrans District 7 Building, Room 01.040 A, B and C

100 S. Main St.

Los Angeles, CA 90012 

West Area

February 19, 2013, 6 pm to 8:30  pm

LADOT Western Parking Enforcement Office,

11214 W. Exposition Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90064

Valley Area

February 21, 2013, 6 pm to 8:30 pm

North Hollywood Regional Library

5211 Tujunga Ave.

North Hollywood, CA 91601

As a refresher, the First Year Bicycle Lanes project includes the city’s first protected bicycle lanes as part of the MyFig streetscape project, a continuous bikeway from Hollywood through Silver Lake and Echo Park to Downtown, and strategic gap closures in the existing bicycle lane network. Somers also discusses the approval process going forward in another blog post.

Make sure to attend the meetings and have your voice heard on this exciting process.

0 replies
  1. mark Van Horne
    mark Van Horne says:

    When are we going to get a pathway from the valley to hollywood and the west side. It’s great that you have created protected paths and sharrows, but it appears the valley is not connected to anything.

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  2. Chris
    Chris says:

    Dear Cycling Community,
    Please attend the hearings to speak on behalf of cyclists. In my nieghborhood, the NIMBYers have come out in force to block the implementation of the Westwood Blvd bike lanes. Hearing tonight (Feb. 19, 2013) 6 pm to 8:30 pm LADOT Western Parking Enforcement Office, 11214 W. Exposition Blvd.

    We need all of you there! Thanks

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  3. nathan
    nathan says:

    Virgil Ave, needs to be the first of the new lanes implemented. In the past 2 weeks I have seen two separate crashes involving a car in the right travel lane (which is way too narrow) hitting parked cars and almost killing the pedestrian near by. Virgil is too fast, too narrow and too dangerous. This .5 mile re striping will have the biggest (positive) impact of any of the new proposals. Please ASAP!

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