We are excited to announce that a slew of bikeway projects should be in the ground before this summer. We’ll do a quick run through on this post of each of the projects. You can also download a PDF document (Updated 03/17/12) of all Active Bikeway Projects, here. We’ll tackle each project by geographic region after the jump!
San Fernando Valley
Starting things off, LADOT crews installed bike lanes on Vineland Ave. between Chandler Blvd. and Burbank Blvd. This stretch of bike lanes will help commuters get to the North Hollywood Metro Red and Orange Line stations, as well as the Chandler Blvd. bike path and Orange Line bikeway facilities. Also in the Valley, a 2.4 mile gap in the Devonshire St. bike lanes between Reseda Blvd. and Hayvenhurst Ave. will be filled, creating a continuous 7.4 mile backbone for the northern San Fernando Valley bikeway network. Out in Reseda, nearly two miles of bike lanes will be coming to White Oak Ave. between Vanowen St. and Roscoe Blvd.
Over in Van Nuys, 1.18 miles of bike lanes will be added on to Chandler Blvd (from Calhoun Ave.) and Van Nuys Blvd (from Chandler Blvd to Bessemer St), where the lanes will meet up with the Orange Line bike path. Over in San Fernando, 0.6 miles of bike lanes will be coming to Laurel Canyon Blvd. between Rinaldi St. and Crestknoll Dr. This will close an existing gap and link to existing facilities on Rinaldi St. On Polk St., 0.80 miles of bike lanes will be added between San Fernando Rd. and Glenoaks Blvd, connecting with the San Fernando Rd. bike path. Out in Porter Ranch, Sesnon Blvd. between Tampa Ave. and Beaufait Ave. will get 0.61 miles of bike lanes.
Bike lanes continue to be added to the Westside, as well, with the addition of 0.3 miles on National Pl/Westwood Blvd. from Overland Drive to National Blvd. Within the next few weeks, we will also be installing 1.2 miles of bike lanes along Sepulveda Blvd. between Venice Blvd. and National Blvd.
Out in San Pedro, 0.81 miles of bike lanes will be coming to Weymouth Ave/13th St. between 9th St. and Alma St. Over in South Los Angeles, 2.10 miles of northbound bike lane will be installed on Vermont Ave. between I-105 and 88th St. The southbound portion of Vermont Ave. is controlled by Los Angeles County. Also in the neighborhood, 1.0 mile of Main St. will be getting bike lanes between 92nd St. and 108th St.
Bike lanes were also recently installed on 0.61 miles of Rampart Blvd. between 6th St. and Beverly Blvd. In Highland Park, two other projects will be going in the ground soon, as well. Via Marisol will be getting 1.20 miles of bike lanes between Monterey Rd. and Lomitas Dr.; and, York Blvd. between Ave 55 and Figueroa St. will get a “Road Buffet”, continuing existing bike lane facilities eastward.
If you’ve been keeping track, that’s 15.79 miles of facilities going in the ground by this summer. As these projects continue to move forward through the design process, the LADOT Bike Blog will be there to let you know how things progress.