Join the discussion to create a countywide Bicycle Master Plan
2010-05-14 · By Editor
Bicycle riders are invited to participate in the second series of community workshops on the countywide Bicycle Master Plan, currently being developed by the Los Angeles County Public Works Department.
The Los Angeles County Bicycle Master Plan seeks to expand and connect the bikeways, improve existing bicycle facilities, develop and prioritize a list of proposed new bikeways and bicycle projects, and promote bicycle usage throughout the county.
As part of the effort, the Public Works Department is hosting three series of community workshops to obtain citizen input on the Bicycle Master Plan. During this second series, workshop participants will have an opportunity to review the input provided so far, and recommend additional bikeways and bicycle facilities for the Plan.
The workshops will begin on June 2, 2010, and end on June 30, 2010. Meetings will be held in Marina del Rey, Topanga, East Los Angeles, Ladera Heights, Newhall, Hacienda Heights, Baldwin Park, Calabasas, Lancaster and Athens Village. For a complete schedule of bicycle workshops and locations visit lacountybikeplan.org/meetings.
A third series of Bicycle Master Plan workshops will take place later this year.
The Bicycle Master Plan is an update to Los Angeles County’s adopted Plan of Bikeways from 1975 and a sub-element to the General Plan. The plan seeks to encourage the use of bicycles as a general means of transportation, ensure the safety of bicycle users, and provide guidelines for the development, expansion, and implementation of the County’s bicycle infrastructure.
The Plan covers bicycling issues in all unincorporated areas within the County of Los Angeles. It will also study the potential for new and improved bike paths along flood control facilities (rivers, creeks, arroyos, washes and drains).
Visit lacountybikeplan.org to obtain the date, time and location of the workshop nearest you or for more information on the Los Angeles County Bicycle Master Plan. For questions, contact County Bikeway Coordinator, Abu Yusuf, at (626) 458-3940 or firstname.lastname@example.org.