The Los Angeles City Planning Commission today took a step towards making Los Angeles a truly bicycle friendly city. In a unanimous vote, the Commission adopted a Bicycle Parking Ordinance that would vastly expand the number of new bike parking spaces required in new developments of all kinds throughout Los Angeles. You can follow the blow-by-blows of the hearing at the twitter feed BikeBlogChris, or the hashtags #bikeLA and #lamtg. You can download a copy of the pdf here.
Over 15 dedicated bicyclists and advocates showed up in City Hall Room 350 today to support the ordinance. Kudos are due to Rye Baerg, the driving force behind the ordinance in the City Planning Department, and all the dedicated members of the public who have helped the ordinance reach where it is today.
The next step for the Bicycle Parking Ordinance is a hearing before the PLUM (Planning & Land Use Management) Committee. Once through PLUM, the ordinance goes to a full hearing before the City Council before becoming part of the City’s municipal code. When the ordinance is agendized from the PLUM Committee, we’ll be sure to let you know.