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BIKELANES IN PROGRESS

Appendix C of the 2010 LA Bicycle Plan shows a vastly improved network of bikeways throughout NELA. What is the timeline for implementing any specific bikeway planned?  It could be anytime between tomorrow and 2035, depending on where we fall in the city’s priorities.

AppxC_Map_12.07.10_LABMP

THE COST OF CREATING BIKELANES

The LADOT Bike Blog lists costs for recently built bike lanes and bike paths. You will see these bike paths generally cost $25-50K per mile.

Using this logic, here are some approximate distances and costs for some of our local streets…

  1. Colorado Boulevard between Eagle Rock and Figueroa Blvds/1.6mi/max $80 k
  2. Townsend between Colorado and York Blvds/1.5 mi/max $75 k
  3. Yosemite between Eagle Rock Boulevard and Figueroa blvds/1.5mi/ max $75 k

Costs over $1 m are estimated for dedicated bike paths and for bike lanes involving median and road narrowing.

DIY CITIZEN-INITIATED STREETSCAPE IMPROVEMENTS

The City Repair movement was started by Mark Lakeman in Oregon:
http://cityrepair.org/projects/

LA Ecovillage has done city repair projects locally:
http://laecovillage.wordpress.com/2009/09/14/intersection-repair-event-12-june-2009/

On the trend of DIY bike lanes:
http://www.good.is/post/better-bikeways-guerrilla-improvements-and-diy-signage/

On the recent Fletcher Ave DIY bike lanes and how they were painted:
http://www.bicyclesports.us/id381.htm

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