Back in December, we asked readers to vote (or votar) for their top five bike projects in each of four geographic areas in the City of Los Angeles. The results are in! We received 180 responses that will feed into the Bicycle Plan Implementation Team’s yearly (so far)
prioritization of projects outlined in the 5 year implementation plan (Bike Plan PDF, p. 107).
The 2010 Bike Plan organizes projects into 4 types: Bike Paths, Bike Lanes, Bike Routes, and Bicycle Friendly Streets. For the purpose of our survey, we grouped street segment votes into the larger project they’re identified with for each of the four geographic areas (Central, Harbor, Valley, and Westside).
The following map shows the top voted projects from the survey. Lines in red represent future Bike Lanes, blue lines designate future Bike Routes, and yellow lines depict future Bicycle Friendly Streets (BFS). Some projects contain segments on different streets, so the name of each individual line segment voted for doesn’t necessarily match the project name, although the map does accurately display each project in its entirety. You can see these details when you zoom into the map by following the “View Larger Map” link. When you click on a street segment of a particular project, you can see additional information associated with that specific street segment, including name, total distance, facility type, network type, geographic area, and project number. Here is an example:
Burton Way_Doheny-San VicenteTotal distance: 3986.1 ftFuture Bike Lane
For a list of the top prioritized bike projects and tallied votes, see the graphs of each region below. The Y axis shows the votes each project received (we left out projects which got zero votes or those that have a ranking of greater than 5), and the X axis is the project ID. Each project is labeled with an along street and to/from limits.
Bike lanes are definitely the favored type of facility, but Bicycle Friendly Streets also received a significant percentage of total votes. We’re likely to do some additional analysis on these results, so stayed tuned for more. If you haven’t submitted a vote yet, please do so by the end of next week, February 17th. We’ll close the survey that day. But don’t worry, we’re already scheming a redux of this survey to gather clearer, more detailed information on what Angelenos want to see next in terms of bikeways.
Your votes by region
Many thanks to Ricardo Gutierrez and Yiming Chen for their work tabulating these results!