Wednesday afternoon saw the penultimate stage completed in the years-long journey to get a new bike plan adopted for the City of Los Angeles. In a special joint session, both the PLUM (Planning and Land Use Management) and Transportation Committees met to discuss the draft LA Bike Plan. As the two committees with input on the bike plan, they are the last step before the plan faces the full City Council for adoption into the City’s general plan. The crowd on hand was much smaller than those who turned out for the Bike Plan at the City Planning Commission, but there was still ample representation from the LACBC, Bikeside and the BAC.
While there was a small measure of conflict among speakers and committee members (mostly centered around equestrian/mountain biking conflicts), the plan itself easily sailed through committee. Below the fold, we’ll cover the highlights of the hearing. If you want blow-by-blow coverage, you can always check out the twitter feed of LADOT Bike Blog’s author Christopher Kidd (@BikeBlogChris). You can also check out the twitter hashtag #LABikePlan to see what the collective bike community had to say during the hearing.
There were three items heard before the joint committee. The first was an action item (requiring a vote) and the last two were “receive and file” items (which don’t require a vote).