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Many of us celebrated the  opening of the Elysian Valley segment of the LA River Bike Path last year with a good amount of hoopla and ceremony. This newest section of the bike path runs through Elysian Valley, going 2.58 miles from Fletcher Drive to Barclay Street – near where the 5 Freeway connects with the 110.  In engineer-speak, this section of the bike path was labeled “1-C”.  The next section on the LA River, which will connect all the way to Downtown with bike path and bike lanes (Phase 3) , is currently in early design stages.

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The grand opening of the Elysian Valley bike path in December

LADOT Bike Blog was certainly guilty of being overly optimistic about the opening date of Phase 1C.  Back in the salad days of LADOT Bike Blog, we predicted 1C opening in late April of 2010Oops.  That predicted opening itself was a delay of the original opening date set for January 2010.

This wasn’t, however, the first delay for Phase 1C.  The Elysian Valley section of the LA River Bike Path seems to have been born under an unlucky star.  Come with us as we go through the history of Phase 1C.

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It was a festival atmosphere at City Hall this morning as bicyclists from all over the City pedaled in to celebrate a new era for Los Angeles. As we’re sure you’ve heard, the Draft LA Bike Plan is “draft” no longer; the Bike Plan came before City Council yesterday and was unanimously adopted into the City’s General Plan.  Today was the celebration.  Check out all our photos from today on flickr or our facebook page.

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The hoopla just getting started

When looking for reports on yesterday’s Council meeting, you can take your pick: the LADOT Bike Program Facebook Page, the BikeBlogChris Twitter feed, Streetsblog, Biking in LA, Good, LA Times, LA Now(twice), KPCC, Flying Pigeon, LACBC, CorbaMTB, the Daily Bruin, NBC4, ABC7, KCET, Venice Patch, Mar Vista Patch, LA Weekly, the Daily News, LAist, The Washington Post, The Contra Costa Times, and many, many others.

This morning, a gathering of City staff, elected officials, and the bike community came together to celebrate the new bike plan and reflect on what its adoption means for the City of Los Angeles. (more…)

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(Ed. Note: We’ve added another map to our Map Page – this one contains all of the BPIT “Top 10″ projects in one place!)

On March 1st 1936, the Hoover Dam was completed on the Colorado River, becoming one of the largest public works ever built.  On March 1st 2011, the LA City Council will be asked to adopt the draft LA Bike Plan into the Transportation Element of the City’s General Plan.  No less momentous an occasion! … kinda.

Hoover Dam prior to completion, early 1936

The City Council convenes at 9:30 in the morning and a number of other bike-related meetings are scheduled afterward throughout the day. If you so desire, you could keep yourself busy all day Tuesday with various bike meetings.  We’ve already got our scheduled fully blocked out.

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LADOT Bike Blog hopes all our readers will have a safe, cozy, and tasty Thanksgiving.  We apologize for the low number posts lately, but we’re smack in the middle of finals right now at USC.  We’re committed to coming back with a bigger and better LADOT Bike Blog once things settle down.  In the meantime, there are a number of bike-related events in December that you absolutely should not miss.

Happy Turkey Day, everyone!

Bike Path Opening, BAC, CPC Round 2

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There are plenty of other blogs and news websites today talking about last Sunday’s CicLAvia.  We encourage all our readers to go out and peruse the wealth of CicLAvia experiences and information popping up all over the internet today.  We would like to give a big “Thank You” to the CicLAvia steering committee, Mayor Villaraigosa, LAPD, LADOT, all the volunteers and vendors, and the cyclists, pedestrians, and runners who were…

100,000 Strong for CicLAvia

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LADOT Bike Blog performed street counts at New Hampshire & Beverley

With some estimates reaching up to 100,000 riders, it’s safe to say that Los Angeles’ first CicLAvia was a success beyond anyone’s dreams.  LADOT Bike Blog was proud to be a part of the counting effort, and rather than give a comprehensive report of the event, we’d like to show you our little slice of CicLAvia.  You can take a look at all our pictures, as always, at our flickr page.

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It’s an event-filled weekend for bikes and LADOT Bike Blog.  Friday marks Park(ing) Day and Saturday will see a great fundraiser for cicLAvia.  Make sure you get in on the fun.

Make Park(ing) Day doubly green: ride your bike there!

Gussy up your bike and get it down to Atwater Village this Saturday night

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There's a whole lot about Sharrows in the news

There’s been a lot of chatter, both positive and negative, regarding the installation of Sharrows on Fountain. Good, bad, or ugly – LADOT Bike Blog is just happy to get people out there talking about Sharrows. The more people talk about Sharrows, the more likely people are to go out and ride them every day. The more people riding Sharrows every day, the more likely the Sharrows pilot project will be a success. So keep blogging and keep riding.

LACBC Blog – Sharrows Test Rides Kick Off, 2 More Weeks Before Paint on the Ground

LACBC Blog – Sharrows are Almost Here! But now in DOT’s Court

LACBC Blog – Sharrows Finally on the Streets of LA

LACBC Blog – Another Look At Sharrows – And More To Come!

NBC LA – The Sharrows Experiment: Mixing Bicycles with Autos

Biking in LA – Sharrows hit the streets of LA

LA Eco Village Blog – New Bike Sharrows on Fountain Today

Streetsblog – A Chorus of Cheers, But Then Some Jeers, Greet “L.A.’s First Sharrows”

LAist – L.A. Installs First Official Sharrows

Curbed LA – Sharrows Make it in Hollywood

Militant Angelino: A Sharrow is Born!

Frontage Roads: Fountain Ave. Sharrows – Not Ready for Primetime?

SoapBoxLA: How Embarrassing! LA’s new Sharrows misplaced by LADOT’s Bikeways department

SoapBoxLA: LADOT’s Bikeways Department continues to fumble LA’s Sharrows program

SoapBoxLA: LA’s pilot Sharrows project demonstrates need for Standards and Accountability

If you’ve come across other posts about the Fountain Avenue Sharrows, feel free to share them in comments.

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