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One small step for the internet… One giant LEAP for the LADOT Bike Program!

Stop the newsfeeds! Big news over here on the internet! After many months of planning, designing, and delving deep into the psyche of the bicyclela.org user, we are ready to LEAP into the future with a whole new approach to the LADOT Bike Program internet experience: bike.lacity.org. We don’t want to brag too much, but the next time you take a look at our website, chances are, you will be impressed. Our brand new website is bigger, better, and easier to use than ever before! Not only has the website received a navigational and aesthetic makeover, bringing it straight into the middle-2010’s- we’ve also overhauled the LADOT Bike Blog! We’re very excited to announce #LeapLA, the new face of the Bike Blog that meets the broader active transportation demands of the times.

Counters

Counters! How many bicycle racks, bicycle lanes, and commuters are in the city?

#LeapLA, speaks to our larger calling: Life for Everyday Active People. Besides keeping Angelenos up to date and informed on current bicycle projects, news and events, #LeapLA serves as an information hub for all forms of active transportation in the City of Los Angeles. We want #LeapLA to focus on people and their quality of life, whether they are people on bicycles, people walking, people skating, rollerblading, and more. We know people in LA get around in all kinds of ways and that the more options there are, the better time we make and the better experience we have.

#LeapLA focuses on our multi-modal experience lived on the streets of Los Angeles, because let’s face it: you may ride a bike, but sometimes you ride your bike, hop on a train, and then walk to your final destination. Rollerblade to work every morning? Get multimodal with the Commuter Express downtown, then snag a bike from a nearby bikeshare station (coming soon!) for that last mile! Our goal: no matter how you get around the city, #LeapLA has you covered! Read more

FY 2013 Bikeways Accomplishments

This West Valley segment of the LA River Bicycle Path was completed this year.

Today, we have a special guest post from LADOT General Manager Jaime de la Vega:

We noted our major bike accomplishments in our FY 2013 annual report (data through April 28, 2013) but I wanted to take the opportunity to give our stakeholders the final tally.

FY 2013

  • LADOT installed the first bicycle friendly street treatment on Yucca Street
  • We completed 1.5 miles of new bicycle path
  • We installed shared lane markings (sharrows) on 22.6 miles of city streets
  • And we installed 101 miles of new bicycle lanes, doubling the prior year’s tally, which was our best year ever until FY 2013

Other Metrics

  • Post-Bicycle Plan (March 2011 – Current): We installed 167 miles of new bike lanes (the city’s adopted five-year plan is at least 200 miles of new bikeways)
  • FY 2006 through FY 2013: LADOT installed 197 miles of new bike lanes and 16.6 miles of new bike paths
  • FY 1974 through FY 2005: The city installed 141 miles of bike lanes
  • The city’s current bike lane network is 338 miles

* Data note: Some of the current figures vary slightly from past reporting and reflect database clean-up.