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LA County Sidewalk Riding: Epilogue

Now that we’ve come to the end of our sidewalk riding series for LA County, we’d like to provide you with some easy reference tools. Brand new developments are:

  • A pdf with alphabetic listings of each category for sidewalk riding and the corresponding citation in that city’s municipal code.
  • A color coded map showing which cities allow sidewalk riding, which don’t, and which restrict riding in a “business district”.
  • Another “page” at the top of the blog, keeping all sidewalk riding information one place.

Check the map out for yourself

It’s interesting to note that the cities which don’t allow sidewalk riding are often bunched together, like Inglewood, Hawthorne, Lawndale & Gardena or the cities grouped around the Pomona Freeway.

The final tally came out to:

  • Sidewalk riding allowed: 12 cities
  • Sidewalk riding not allowed: 32 cities & LA County
  • Sidewalk riding not allowed in “business districts”: 25 cities
  • No clear language in the municipal code: 19 cities

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Busy Weekend: Park(ing) Day & cicLAvia Bicycle Beauty Pageant

It’s an event-filled weekend for bikes and LADOT Bike Blog.  Friday marks Park(ing) Day and Saturday will see a great fundraiser for cicLAvia.  Make sure you get in on the fun.

Make Park(ing) Day doubly green: ride your bike there!

Gussy up your bike and get it down to Atwater Village this Saturday night

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LA County Sidewalk Riding: Finale (part 7)

It’s been a long, long road in the quest for sidewalk riding laws in the cities of LA County.  If you’re a glutton for punishment, you can check out parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 of LA County Sidewalk Riding.  Today, in our final installment of “LA County Sidewalk Riding”, we’re covering the rules of the road (er, sidewalk) in the eastern half of the San Gabriel Valley.

Baldwin Park has bike lanes, but can you ride on their sidewalks?

(Ed. note: Before we get started, let’s just make clear that all the same disclaimers from Part 1 still apply.  Good?  Good.) Read more

LA County Sidewalk Riding: Part 6

We’re almost done!  LADOT Bike Blog has covered everywhere in LA County (in parts 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5) except the eastern San Gabriel Valley and the 605 corridor.  Today, we’re going to take a trip down to Whittier to see what sidewalk riding rules look like near the Orange County border.

(Ed. note: Before we get started, let’s just make clear that all the same disclaimers from Part 1 still apply.  Good?  Good.) Read more

LA County Sidewalk Riding: Part 5

So far we’ve covered LA and environs, the Valley, the South Bay communities, and the Harbor Corridor. Today, we’re tackling sidewalk riding rules in the western San Gabriel Valley.

The Rio Hondo Bike Path

(Ed. note: Before we get started, let’s just make clear that all the same disclaimers from Part 1 still apply. Good? Good.)
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LA County Sidewalk Riding: Part 4

So far, LADOT Bike Blog has covered the rules for sidewalk riding in LA, the County, the Valley, north county, west county, and the beach/beach-adjacent towns of the south bay.  Today, LADOT Bike Blog will cover the cities and towns of the Harbor Corridor.

Long Beach has some pretty innovative infrastructure, but what about their sidewalks?

(Ed. note: Before we get started, let’s just make clear that all the same disclaimers from Part 1 still apply.  Good?  Good.)

(Ed. note 2:  Props to Los Angeles Transportation Headlines for picking up all 4 parts of our series so far.  They’re a great clearinghouse for all LA transportation news and we highly recommend becoming a regular reader.)

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LA County Sidewalk Riding: Part 3

So we’ve covered mid-town as well as the Valley, north county and west county. Today we’re taking a stroll down the boardwalk: the beach towns of the Westside and the South Bay area get their turn under the magnifying glass of LADOT Bike Blog.

(Ed. note: Before we get started, let’s just make clear that all the same disclaimers from Part 1 still apply. Good? Good.)

(Ed. Note 2: Sadly, LADOT Bike Blog had to be out of town during the Mayor’s Bike Summit. Rather than try to cobble together a sub-optimal story out of second-hand accounts, LADOT Bike Blog suggests you take a look at the expert reporting done by others in the online LA Bike Community like Biking in LA, Streetsblog, LAist, Gary Rides Bikes & The Source.)

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LA County Sidewalk Riding: Part 2

After covering the City, County, and inner-ring suburbs of Los Angeles, LADOT Bike Blog’s quest to document sidewalk riding rules moves farther afield. Today we will look at the Valley and the far flung communities of north and west LA County.  Let’s get cracking!

There are bikes are in Santa Clarita, but can you ride them on the sidewalk?

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LA County Sidewalk Riding: Part1

A past post at LADOT Bike Blog adressed sidewalk riding in Los Angeles, prompting reader Joe Linton to ask about the legal status of sidewalk riding in the other cities in Los Angeles County.  Even though LADOT – Bikeways jurisdiction ends at the Los Angeles city limits, we understand that our readers bike all over the county.  To immerse ourselves solely in Los Angeles-centric issues, without considering what is going in neighboring cities, would be an immense disservice.  Bicyclists have no qualms with passing over city lines, and neither should we.

To that end, LADOT Bike Blog will compile sidewalk riding rules for every city in LA County.  That’s right, we’re going to wade through all the ordinances and municipal codes on this here blog so you don’t have to.  We’ll eventually compile all the results into a handy-dandy spreadsheet for easy reference and maybe even a color-coded map (!!!).  If that’s not love, we don’t know what is.

PART 1: The City and inner-ring suburbs

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