UPDATE: An inaugural ride to celebrate the opening of Foothill Blvd.’s new bike lanes will take place on Saturday, February 25th from 10 AM – 12 Noon. The meet up spot will be at the All Nations Church Parking Lot 10000 Foothill Blvd., Lake View Terrance 91324. For more information or to RSVP, contact Damian Carroll at (818) 755-7676 or Damian.Carroll@lacity.org. This will be a great opportunity to check out the new lanes with your family and friends!
Bike lanes have at long last come to Foothill Blvd. in the Eastern San Fernando Valley. A 1.50 mile stretch of Foothill Blvd. between Wheatland Ave. and Wentworth St. was installed earlier this month. The western terminus of the facility connects with existing bike lanes on Wentworth St., providing access to the Hansen Dam bike path and the Glenoaks Blvd. bike lanes. This project has been a long time coming: pavement work and tree trimming preceeded the installation of the bike lanes. We’ve covered some project history in a post from May of last year that you can check out for yourself here. More on the project below the fold.
Foothill Place Bike Route
As we’ve stated earlier, Foothill Blvd. now has 1.5 miles of bike lanes stretching from Wheatland Ave. to Wentworth St.. For a short segment where Foothill Blvd. curves near the Angeles National Golf Club, the limited roadway width precluded having on-street parking on the south side of the street in addition to bike lanes on both the north and south side of the street.
A compromise was established. A continuous westbound bike lane on the north side of Foothill Blvd. creates 1.5 miles of uninterrupted bicycle lanes from Wheatland Ave to Wentworth St. Eastbound bicyclists will utilize the Foothill Place bike route (see the map above) to bypass the segment of Foothill Blvd. that will maintain on-street parking on the south side of the street.
The Foothill Place bike route eventually rejoins the Foothill Blvd. bike lane as it continues to its current eastern terminus at Wentworth St. Special thanks to the Foothill Trails Neighborhood Council for supporting this project that continues to build out the Eastern San Fernando Valley bikeway network.