Bike lanes were recently installed on a one mile stretch of Aviation Blvd., between Imperial Highway and Century Blvd. These lanes add to the growing mileage of bike facilities in and around LAX. The Aviation Blvd. bike lanes connect with existing facilities on Imperial Highway – an important east-west backbone for the region’s bike network.
Continuing westward on Imperial Highway, you will have the ability to connect with existing bike lanes on Pershing Dr. Just 0.3 miles westward from Pershing Dr., Imperial Highway connects with the Braude Beach Bike Path – a nearly 22 mile, continuous Class I bike path that stretches from Pacific Palisades in the north to Torrance in the south.
The Metro Green Line Aviation/LAX station is also conveniently located near the intersection of Imperial Highway and Aviation and offers 12 bicycle rack parking spaces and 20 bicycle lockers for longer term bike storage. Bicyclists can also hop on the the Green Line for a quick ride either eastward towards Norwalk or westward towards Redondo Beach.
Speaking of the Green Line, did you know that Metro is currently examining ways to connect their growing rail network to LAX? Metro will be holding an open house on February 29 and two community workshops on March 1 and March 7 to update stakeholders on the alternatives currently under consideration. For more information about the open house event, click here. LAX could stand to benefit greatly from expanded transit and bikeway networks that will increase mobility options in and around one of the region’s major transportation hubs.
Future Plans for Manchester Ave.
Long term bikeway plans in the area call for adding one mile of bike lanes on Manchester Ave. between Sepulveda Blvd. and Osage Ave. This will give Manchester Ave. 2.3 miles of continuous bike lanes, extending from their current terminus at Lincoln Blvd. to Osage Ave. If you have any comments and suggestions concerning the Airport Bikeway network, feel free to leave a comment below.