The City of LA has big plans for bikes in North East LA – so long as residents turn up and make their voices heard!
Meet up at Flying Pigeon LA (3404 N. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90065) for a little get-together (free pastries and coffee/hot cocoa!) before the meeting at 5:30 p.m.
The city is holding their meeting for Figueroa, Colorado Blvd, and many other bike lanes on February 13, 2013 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. The meeting will be at the LA River Center (570 W. Avenue 26, California Building). We’re going to ride (or walk) four blocks down to the River Center to be on time to the meeting.
We will be there suggesting the following for N. Fig:
- Full bike lanes the entire length (no fair wimping out and not doing them at critical Avenue 26 intersection)
- Signal timing should be done to coincide w. peak a.m. (southbound) and p.m. (northboud) commute time to get cars moving at steady 15 to 18 mph instead of averaging those speeds as they currently do – but get that average by going 35 to 40 and hitting half the red lights and waiting in anger.
- All lanes should have pre- and post- (say 5 to 10 years out) studies like the one done on York Blvd by Cullen McCormick to measure impact on safety, retail sales, property values, livability etc. Doing it on one or two projects would be of immense value politically for both bike lane fans and haters – as findings of fact about the impact of bike lanes are hard to come by in most public debates about the issue.