The Bicycle Program has been working on an update to our Bikeways Map on BicycleLA.org. In addition to our regular updates that keep the Bikeways Map accurate as new bikeways are installed, we’ve recently added new features to make the map more user-friendly and informative than ever.
New Legend and Map Colors: Traditionally, the map has displayed all bikeways in Los Angeles, using different colors to distinguish between paths, lanes, routes, and sharrowed routes. Now, we’ve adjusted the old color scheme to make it easier for readers to distinguish between the different types of bikeways. Bicycle paths are shown in green, bicycle lanes in red, bicycle routes appear blue, sharrowed bicycle routes are a pink-magenta, and bicycle friendly streets are a light blue.
New Layers: Bikeways in Development & Long-Terms Bikeways: In addition, we’ve added two new layers called “FY2014 Bikeways” and “Long-Term Bikeways”. “FY2014 Bikeways” shows bikeways that LADOT plans to install during the current fiscal year (July 2013-June 2014). Please note, these planned bikeways are subject to change should issues arise during the design or implementation phases. The second layer, “Long-term Bikeways”, shows bikeways that LADOT has planned for beyond the current fiscal year. These ongoing projects require long-term planning and coordination; and therefore will not be installed during the current fiscal year. To learn more about these projects, check out the new Bikeway Projects page.
New Details about Bikeways:
To learn more about our planned bikeways, users can scroll to the bikeway on the map and select the pink segment. Upon selecting the segment, a small window containg details about the segment will appear. The window explains what type of bikeway is planned for that street segment (path, lane, route, sharrowed route or bike friendly street). The window also explains the project’s parameters by listing the mileage as well as the cross streets where the bikeway begins and ends. The fourth column, BPID refers to an internal coding system we use at LADOT that gives each segment a unique identifier code for locating in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software.
Full Screen Mode:
The map can now be viewed in full screen mode. By clicking on the “Full Screen Map” link in the bottom left-hand corner, you can bypass the initial smaller map shown on our homepage to access a full page version. Gone are the days of feeling constrained by a 6” by 4” window.
Updated Bikeway Projects Page:
We’ve also updated our “Bikeway Projects” page on this blog to correspond with these new changes to our map. To find the page, scroll to the top and select “Bikeway Projects”. This page allows readers to learn more about on-going and past bikeways as they are installed or move through the planning stages. They are organized as follows:
Name of Document Contents Bikeways Inventory Separate sheet for each bikeway type and includes the following data: Street Name, Limits, and Length Completed Bikeways by Fiscal Year * A more detailed look at all bikeways installed since the adoption of the 2010 Bicycle Plan. There are separate sheets for each fiscal year. Lists are separated by facility type and include: Street, Limits, Council District, Length, and Installation Date Bikeways in Development ** There are separate sheets for Fiscal Year 2014 and “Long-term” projects (slated for completion after FY 2014). Details include: Street, Limits, Length, Status, and Facility Type.
*Please note: Fiscal years begin July 1st and end June 30th of the corresponding year. For example FY 11 or FY 2010-2011, began on July 1st, 2010 and concluded on June 30th, 2011.
**Bikeways in Development stages: The FY2014 list includes projects in the following stages of design and implementation: “Design Complete”, “In Design”, “Conceptual”, and “Conceptual – AB2245”. “Conceptual – AB2245” refers to bicycle lane projects involving reduction of vehicular travel lanes, resulting in a corresponding reduction in capacity which exceeds the City’s adopted thresholds for significant impact; these projects are exempt under CEQA per AB 2245, but also per the AB, require traffic analysis and a public hearing before moving forward. You can read more about AB2245 here, while more information about our prioritization process is available on our Bicycle Plan Implementation Team page.
For the previous version of the bikeways projects page, you can access the archived version here.
Let us know what you think of the new online map and bikeways projects page and if you have any questions or comments, please feel free to leave them below.