Archive for the ‘Bike Maps’ Category

The Bicycle Program has been working on an update to our Bikeways Map on BicycleLA.org. In addition to our regular updates that keep the Bikeways Map accurate as new bikeways are installed, we’ve recently added new features to make the map more user-friendly and informative than ever.


We’re using new colors to show the different bikeway types.

New Legend and Map Colors: Traditionally, the map has displayed all bikeways in Los Angeles, using different colors to distinguish between paths, lanes, routes, and sharrowed routes. Now, we’ve adjusted the old color scheme to make it easier for readers to distinguish between the different types of bikeways. Bicycle paths are shown in green, bicycle lanes in red, bicycle routes appear blue, sharrowed bicycle routes are a pink-magenta, and bicycle friendly streets are a light blue.


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Bicyclists ride the extension of the Orange Line bike path shortly after it opened last summer.

Coming a bit belatedly on the heels of LAist’s The 10 Best Bike Rides in Los Angeles, the LADOT Bike Blog wants to know what your favorite ride is. What bike route do you like best?

It can be for work or for utility or just for fun.

After everyone has responded, we’d like to create a map of the responses to share on our blog. Personal information will not be shared.

Please fill out the form below, and let us know your favorite ride in LA!

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Fit in as much bicycling along the LA River Bike Path as you can soon; the most northern portion will soon be closed for about four months.

The Bike Program was recently notified by Caltrans that a northern portion of the Los Angeles River Bike Path will be closed for approximately four months. This closure is occurring due to the Interstate 5 High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lane widening project The detour will cover the Bike Path from just north of the Autry National Center to where Riverside Dr crosses over Hwy 134. There may also be additional closures in other portions of the bike path as needed for construction.

As the start date for construction has yet to be determined, the bike path closure date has not been set. Official closure dates, as well as updates to construction and other possible closures, will be updated here. The first update will occur one week prior to the initial closure.


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Now featuring bike rack locations!

The next time you’re looking for a place to park your bicycle, look no further than LADOT’s online Bicycle Services Bikeway Map. The map now shows the location of LADOT’s classic inverted U racks throughout the city, in addition to our existing and planned bikeway networks.

With over 5,000 bicycle parking spaces available in the city, chances are there is one close to your destination. To access the bike rack layer, select the box next to “Bike Parking” with a mouse click. (more…)

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1977 Side 2: Close Up (1)

1977 City of Los Angeles Bicycle Master Plan

I stumbled across the old 1977 Bicycle Plan in our office, and I could not resist sharing it with everyone. It was the first adopted Bicycle Plan for the City of Los Angeles. Take a moment to compare how far we have come as a City in bicycle planning–from one fold out plan amounting to 6 double-sided pages to a robust, ambitious 2010 Bicycle Plan and Technical Design Handbook (TDH) weighing in at 192 double-sided pages. (more…)

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From Request to Map


The LADOT Bike Program recently took a giant leap forward with our website’s new interactive map, where you can see both existing and designated bikeway facilities from the City’s 2010 Bicycle Master Plan. This map is a great online resource to view L.A.’s designated 1,684 mile bikeway network.

Just below our interactive Google Map, you can also download our latest PDF bikeway maps. These maps are divided into three general geographical regions; San Fernando Valley, Westside/Central City, and Harbor. In addition to showing the location of existing bike paths, lanes, and routes, the map also shows streets rated by bicycling comfort level.

For those who need a paper copy, you can also request that Bicycle Maps be mailed to your residence or business by filling out this form. This is a very popular service that we do here at LADOT Bikeways, averaging about 30 – 40 requests per month. More on how your request goes from request to map below the fold.


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bicycle map on website

Click image to go to map

We are excited to announce that you can now view all existing, and designated bikeway facilities from the 2010 Bike Plan on our website. The new map gives you a number of viewing options that you can select via checkbox, including:

  • Existing bikeways – existing bike paths, bike lanes, and bike routes, and Sharrows (shared-lane markings)
  • 2010 Bike Plan bikeways – designated bike paths, bike lanes, bike routes, and Bicycle Friendly Streets (BFS)
  • 2010 Bike Plan Network – Backbone, Neighborhood, Green networks
  • Council Districts

You can also type in an address to zoom to a location of interest. The default map view is in “terrain” mode, but you can de-select this view under “Map,” allowing you to more closely examine locations. We’ll be updating this map on a regular basis to ensure that it reflects our most current, up-to-date bikeway facility inventory. Special thanks to Assistant Bicycle Coordinators Emily Dwyer and Ricardo Gutierrez for their hard work that made this map possible.

Bicycling at dusk - 4th St. sharrows

SLMs on 4th Street

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