Updated by Nate Baird. See the striked out phrases and italicized insertions for clarification. This past weekend, LADOT work crews installed two new bike lanes in South Los Angeles. The two projects – Vermont Ave. (N/B) between the 105 (Century Freeway) and 88th St. and Main St. between 92nd St. and 108th St – bring total lane miles installed this fiscal year to nearly 30 miles. The Vermont Ave. northbound bike lane (southbound is under the jurisdiction of Los Angeles County) stretches for a little over two miles, extending from the Vermont Ave. Metro Green Line Station to 88th St. (near the intersection of Manchester and Vermont). Plans are already in the works
to extend for an additional section of northbound Vermont Ave. bike lane further south for an additional 2.2 miles, from 120th St. to Redondo Beach Blvd. The new Main St. and Vermont Ave. bike lanes create a north-south backbone for the South Los Angeles bicycle network, complimenting existing facilities on Hoover St. (between 98th St. and 120th St.) and connecting with existing bike lanes on 98th St. (between Avalon Blvd. and Western Ave).
With the completion of these two projects, the City of Los Angeles now has over 200 miles of striped bike lanes – a major milestone to celebrate for Bike Month 2012. Speaking of Bike Month, be sure to pledge to ride for Bike Week LA: May 14 – 18. Visit the website to “Pledge” to ride on “Bike to Work Day” or to sign up to host a “Pit Stop.”