Notice of Preparation (NOP) of an Environmental Impact Report (EIR): 40+ Miles Of Bike Lanes

7th St. through downtown Los Angeles, seen here on CicLAvia, is one of many streets LADOT has plans to install bike lanes on.

David Somers is a Bicycle Planner for the Department of City Planning (DCP) and will likely be back to the LADOT Bike Blog with additional updates and news in the future. Welcome to the blogosphere, David!

– Nate Baird

On Thursday, July 28th, the Department of City Planning (DCP) released the official notice that they, in coordination with LADOT, are preparing a Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) to study the potential environmental impacts due to the installment of 40+ miles of bikeways included in the Five Year Implementation Plan as well as the Figueroa Streetscape (MyFig) Project. The bikeways currently under evaluation are those that LADOT and DCP, acting in concert with the direction of the L.A. bike community and Council Offices, have received a first-year priority implementation status due to their benefits in closing critical gaps in the existing bike network, as well as scoring high on other criteria established by the 2010 Bike Plan.

Location of the bikeways included in the EIR:

Map of projects being considered; click through on the image to see a larger version on our Flickr page.

As part of the public information gathering that will help in determining the scope and content of the environmental analysis, DCP and LADOT staff will also be conducting three pubic scoping meeting and a webinar as follows:

July 10, 2012, 5 pm to 7 pm
Caltrans District 7 Building, Room 01.040B
100 S. Main St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012

July 12, 2012, 6 pm to 8 pm
LADOT Western Parking Enforcement Office,
11214 W. Exposition Blvd., 1st Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90064

July 18, 2012, 6 pm to 8 pm
Los Angeles River Center & Gardens,
California Building
570 West Avenue 26
Los Angeles, CA 90065

Webinar, July 17th, 3 PM to 4 PM
Click  here to reserve your Webinar seat

The webinar will include a presentation of the proposed project and review of the CEQA process. The information presented at the three scoping meetings and in the webinar will be identical.  DCP and LADOT staff will take in feedback on the proposed scope and content of environmental information that should be included in the Draft EIR.


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