N. Figueroa Bike Lane Meeting - this is it!
Councilman Cedillo and the LADOT are conducting a community meeting to discuss N. Figueroa bike lanes. The 2010 Bicycle Plan calls for bicycle lanes on Figueroa, which would connect to bike lanes on York, Cypress, and the Los Angeles River.
Despite what is in the plan, an alternative is proposed AT THIS MEETING that water down the safety elements of adding bike lanes on N. Figueroa. An alternative IN PLACE of Figueroa bike lanes are...
1. Sharrows on Figueroa - no bike lanes (not in the bike plan)
2. Sharrows on Sycamore Terrace (not in the bike plan)
3. Sharrows along Monte Vista (not in the bike plan)
4. Sharrows on Avenue 50
Unfortunately, this alternative does not address how N. Figueroa will be safer. In 10 years, there were 822 injuries along this corridor, including 9 fatalities and 56 bicycle-related collisions (http://bit.ly/1kYw2aq). Do sharrows on other streets address this issue?
It is VERY important for locals and stakeholders of CD1 (http://bit.ly/1i6R6uJ) to attend this meeting and express their views.
Note: The meeting will be held in the school's cafeteria.
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