Ride Lankershim is a community campaign that aims to inform, educate, and celebrate as plans progress for bicycle improvements in the neighboring communities of North Hollywood, Studio City, Toluca Lake, Valley Village and others. The group is kicking things off Saturday, December 8th with a community bike ride. The ride will be a 3.5 mile mini-tour of existing and proposed bicycle infrastructure in the North Hollywood area, focusing especially on Lankershim Blvd. and Cahuenga Blvd., where LADOT plans to install bicycle lanes in the near future.
Ride Lankershim will be meeting at Metropolis Bikes in North Hollywood and departing at 10:00 a.m. From there, the bicycle ride will transverse Lankershim Blvd., Colfax Ave. and the Chandler Bikeway. The ride will end at the NoHo farmers’ market. You can find more details of the route here. Riders will have the opportunity to sign a petition supporting the bike lanes and get on a mailing list for updates on the projects. You can r.s.v.p. or invite friends via the facebook event.
Ride Lankershim is a smaller campaign under the larger umbrella of LACBC’s newly launched Neighborhood Bike Ambassador Program. Through the ambassador program, members and volunteers can take an active role advocating for bicycle improvements in their neighborhood. Bike Ambassadors work to build support at the local level with Neighborhood Councils, local businesses, schools, churches, and other community groups. This can mean anything from garnering support for bike lane projects to advocating for policies that address bicycling, or organizing community bikes rides and educational events. Follow this link for more information about the Bike Ambassador program or to sign up for a committee in your neighborhood.