We are happy to report that Exposition Blvd. was largely repaved a week or so ago to repair the street’s pavement condition. Yesterday morning we decided to ride the newly repaved lanes for ourselves so that we could see any lingering issues first hand. We’ll have some videos to share at a later point, but for now, we’d like to update you on the resurfacing project. For the complete list of Exposition Blvd. segments that got resurfaced, check out the Bureau of Street Services (BSS) resurfacing report. More on the Expo Line bike lanes below the fold.
Expo Line Bike Lanes
The Expo Line bike lanes run east-west, on Exposition Blvd. for 3.4 miles between Vermont Ave. and Harcourt Ave. At Harcourt Ave., the bike lanes jog over to Jefferson Blvd. where they continue for another 1.2 miles to La Cienega Blvd.
Harcourt is a neat little bicycle route that will be getting sharrows in the future. For now, the street is equipped with loop detectors that can detect bicycles to ease the transition between Exposition Blvd. and Jefferson Blvd.
The bike lanes end at the intersection of La Cienega Blvd. and Jefferson Blvd., near the Ballona Creek Bike Path to Marina Del Ray as well as the future Expo Phase II bike path. We’ll have more on this later, but that project is making progress. CalTrans has officially granted the project a categorical exemption under CEQA and the City is currently in the process of handing the project over to the Expo Authority for design. We leave you today with this nice screen grab of Bicycle Coordinator Nate Baird riding the Expo bike lanes with Metro Expo Line train testing continuing in the background.