Today work will begin on the Grand Ave. and Olive St. bike lanes. Together, the Northbound Olive St. and Southbound Grand Ave. will form a 1.5 mile bike lane couplet from Washington Blvd. to 7th Street. Removal of existing striping begins today with the actual striping and installation set to occur over the weekend. Each bike lane will include a 4 foot painted buffer and both streets will be receiving full-time parking, as shown in the schematic below.
This welcome addition to the bicycle network improves connectivity between transit and other bike lanes in downtown. The new lanes provide access to the 7th St./ Metro Center, Pico, and Grand Metro Rail stations. The lanes are also just a short jaunt away from LA Live. Best of all, they will connect to future bike lanes on 7th St. and Venice Blvd., both of which are currently undergoing the Environmental Impact Review (EIR) process. For more detailed information about how your downtown network is developing, you can attend the upcoming Bicycle Plan Implementation Meeting at the California Bear Credit Union Community Room (located on the first floor alongside Broad Plaza) from 1-4pm on Tuesday, October 2nd.