Today, we have a special guest post from LADOT General Manager Jaime de la Vega:
We noted our major bike accomplishments in our FY 2013 annual report (data through April 28, 2013) but I wanted to take the opportunity to give our stakeholders the final tally.
- LADOT installed the first bicycle friendly street treatment on Yucca Street
- We completed 1.5 miles of new bicycle path
- We installed shared lane markings (sharrows) on 22.6 miles of city streets
- And we installed 101 miles of new bicycle lanes, doubling the prior year’s tally, which was our best year ever until FY 2013
- Post-Bicycle Plan (March 2011 – Current): We installed 167 miles of new bike lanes (the city’s adopted five-year plan is at least 200 miles of new bikeways)
- FY 2006 through FY 2013: LADOT installed 197 miles of new bike lanes and 16.6 miles of new bike paths
- FY 1974 through FY 2005: The city installed 141 miles of bike lanes
- The city’s current bike lane network is 338 miles
* Data note: Some of the current figures vary slightly from past reporting and reflect database clean-up.