LA Bicycle Plan


     

bikeway map, Los Angeles
Bikeway Map de Los Ángeles.
The routes indicated on this map comprise
the Bicycle Plan Citywide Bikeway System of designated Class I,
Class II Commuter Bikeway and Class III gap closure facilities.


 
 
 

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What are the Design Standards of a bike path?

IV.   BIKEWAY DESIGN STANDARDS

DESIGN STANDARDS - CLASS I and CLASS II

All Class I (bike path) and Class II (bike lane) facilities shall be designed to the mandatory standards set forth in Chapter 1000 of the CALTRANS Highway Design Manual . In addition to these state-mandated minimum standards, the following standards shall also apply to these respective facilities:

Class I (Bike Path)

 

Striping and Signing

 

  • A yellow centerline stripe shall be used to separate opposing directions of travel
  • Bike route signs with destination signing shall be placed at all points where a bike path intersects another bikeway route.
  • Street signs identifying major or secondary highways and collector streets shall be placed where a bike path intersects and/or provides access to such streets

 

Intersections with Highways (not grade separated)

 

  • Bike path intersections with major or secondary highways at mid-block shall be signalized to the maximum extent feasible.
  • Ramps shall be installed in curbs at all mid-block bike path intersections.
  • Bike crossing signs shall be placed in advance of the crossing at all public street intersections to alert motorists.

 

Lighting

 

  • Existing lighting conditions and illumination levels shall be evaluated, and where warranted and feasible, upgraded to meet standards currently adopted by the City.

Class II (Bike Lane)

 

Lane Location

 

  • Bike lanes on one-way streets shall be placed on the right-hand side of the street.

 

Striping and Signing

 

  • bike lanes shall include a bicycle symbol marking in addition to the word message "bike lane."
  • bike route signs with destination signing shall be placed at all points where a bike lane intersects another bikeway.

 

Lighting

 

  • existing lighting conditions and illumination levels shall be evaluated, and where appropriate, upgraded to meet standards currently adopted by the City.

Recommended Design Standards - Commuter Bikeway

Commuter Bikeways are intended to provide some of the benefits of a Class II facility (during peak travel periods) while limiting parking prohibitions to the morning and evening peak hour, in order to encourage the use of key roadways as commuter facilities for bicyclists.

 

Peak hour parking prohibition

 

  • Posted morning and evening peak hour (e.g. 7-9 A.M. / 4-7 P.M. ) parking prohibition on designated Commuter Bikeways shall be "Tow Away-No Stopping."

 

Width

 

  • Minimum curb lane width shall be fourteen (14) feet

 

Striping and Signing

 

  • A bicycle symbol pavement marking (See Appendix E) shall be placed on the far side of each intersection within four (4) feet of the curb. The symbol shall also indicate the morning and evening peak hours in addition to the word message "bikeway". No bike lane striping shall be marked. The symbol pavement marking shall be repeated once each approximately fifty feet along the bikeway.
  • Bike route signs with destination signing shall be placed at all points where the Commuter Bikeway intersects another bikeway.

 

Lighting

 

  • Existing lighting conditions and illumination levels shall be evaluated and, where appropriate, upgraded to meet standards currently adopted by the City.

DESIGN STANDARDS - CLASS III

Class III (shared) facilities are established by placing bike route signs along roadways. Standards for Class III routes relate directly to bikeway route selection criteria, which are discussed in Section V of this Plan.

How are bicycle routes selected?

V.    BIKEWAY ROUTE SELECTION CRITERIA

Route selection criteria are derived from four principal considerations:

  • support of bicycling as a mode of travel;
  • orientation toward significant travel destinations;
  • connectivity of the Citywide Bikeway system;
  • safety and convenience to bicyclists.

Prior to feasibility considerations relating to implementation, the following route selection criteria should be applied:

Class I / Class II (commuter/utilitarian)

  • Routes should provide the most direct linkage of the two ends of the trips;
  • Routes should provide connections to areas with:
    • GPF-identified Regional Centers,
    • GPF-identified Major Economic Activity Centers (i.e. DSP area, LAX, Port of Los Angeles ),
    • Rail and/or bus transit centers,
    • Park N Ride lots;
  • The route system grid should be the most fine grained as is practical, so that accessing the system is relatively quick and convenient;
  • A Class II facility is typically preferable to a Class I for commuter/utilitarian purposes.

Class I/Class II (recreational)

  • Routes should be scenic;
  • Routes should connect regional open spaces and other recreational activity centers;
  • A Class I facility is typically preferable to a Class II for recreational purposes.

Class III (local)

  • Routes should connect residential areas with:
    • Citywide Bikeway System routes,
    • local high schools, junior high schools, middle schools and other educational institutions serving youths,
    • GPF-identified Neighborhood Centers,
    • local parks and recreation centers;
  • Routes should not be designated on streets carrying traffic volumes of over 10,000 vehicles daily or with curb lane volumes of over 150 vehicles/hour;
  • Minimum curb lane width (including parking) should be eighteen (18) feet;
  • Routes should provide for through and direct travel to destinations.

How will this plan be implemented?

VI.   IMPLEMENTATION PROGRAMS

•  Capital Investment

•  Capital Improvement Program (CIP)/PMS

•  Plans / Policies / Projects

•  Ordinances / Guidelines

•  Procedures / Development Review

•  Bicycle Safety Education / Promotion

•  Interagency Coordination

 

An implementation program is an action, procedure or technique which carries out Bicycle Plan policy. The Bicycle Plan will be implemented through a comprehensive program of activities which include capital investment, amendments to existing ordinances and guidelines, modifications to City procedures and to the development approval process, bicycle safety/ promotion, and interagency coordination. This section describes many implementation programs and identifies the agency or agencies responsible for their implementation. Each program is preceded by the letter "P" and a number which have been used as a reference in Section II of this Plan, where the Bicycle Plan policies are set forth. Several of the broad policies of this Plan are established and implemented by adoption and distribution of the Plan. In most instances, however, effective implementation is dependent upon adequate funding and close coordination of City and interagency efforts.

 

Capital Investment

 

Funding Sources
Funding programs are listed in Appendix D. Levels of funding available in each program are subject to change over time. It is imperative for the City to:

P1

Continually monitor state and federal legislation to identify pending actions which could impact Bicycle Plan implementation.

 

Responsibility:

City Planning Dept., DOT/Bicycle Coordinator

 

P2

Aggressively pursue funding for Bicycle Plan implementation, with particular focus on the LACMTA Call for Projects.

 

Responsibility:

DOT/Bicycle Coordinator

 

P3

Aggressively advocate continued and expanded funding for bicycle programs.

 

Responsibility:

BAC, Mayor's Office, City Council Offices

 

P4

Actively participate in updates of the LACMTA Area Bicycle Master Plans and the LACMTA 20-Year Long Range Plan.

 

Responsibility:

City Planning Dept., DOT/Bicycle Coordinator

 

Capital Improvement Program (CIP) / PMS


programs

Implementation of Class II (bike lane) and Commuter Bikeway Route facilities is most efficiently carried out during the resurfacing and/or widening of the designated street which includes the bicycle facility. Class I (bike path) facilities typically require close coordination with other agencies such as CALTRANS or LACMTA. It is imperative for the City to:

P5

Work with adjacent cities and the appropriate State and County agencies to ensure that regionally significant bikeways which follow and connect the City's Greenway corridors are constructed and maintained.

 

Responsibility:

City Planning Department, DOT, County of Los Angeles , California Coastal Commission, adjacent jurisdictions, Army Corps of Engineers.

 

P6

Prepare and maintain a Five-Year Bicycle Plan program to coincide with the CIP five year/annual update cycle; maximize opportunities to incorporate Class II (bike lane) improvements into CIP projects where feasible.

 

Responsibility:

Department of Public Works (Bureau of Engineering), DOT

 

P7

(a) Incorporate into the City's computer based PMS all Bicycle Plan Citywide. Bikeways progressively as they are constructed and place them within the group of high priority projects in order to ensure a higher standard of street maintenance.

 

Responsibility:

Department of Public Works (Bureau of Engineering), DOT

 

 

(b) Incorporate into the Operation Bright Lights Program all Bicycle Plan Citywide Class II bikeways and those Class I bikeways which are illuminated.

 

Responsibility:

Department of Public Works (Bureau of Street Lighting), DOT

 

P8

Develop project management teams with the participation of the Bicycle Coordinator for ma or Bicycle Plan projects such as the Exposition Bike Path, the Los Angeles River Bike Path, the West Los Angeles Veloway, and the Beach Bikepath extension beyond Temescal Canyon as well as for potential major projects such as the Arroyo Seco Veloway in order to provide closer monitoring and accountability.

 

Responsibility:

Department of Public Works (Bureau of Engineering), DOT, City Planning, Bicycle Coordinator

 

P9

Incorporate DOT Bikeways Section sign-off into the review checklist on engineering blue line and geometric design drawings for street improvement, widening and resurfacing projects.

 

Responsibility:

Department of Public Works, DOT

 

Plans / Policies / Projects


programs

P10

Investigate innovative maintenance programs for Class I (bikepath) facilities located outside of public lands managed by the Department of Recreation and Parks, and establish pilot programs for alternatives, such as through private contracting

 

Responsibility:

DOT, Bureau of Street Services, Bureau of Engineering

 

P11

Consider and implement improved signalization for bicycle traffic, with an initial focus on designated bikeways; this would involve improved signal actuation as well as appropriate signal phasing for bicyclists.

 

Responsibility:

DOT, Bureau of Engineering

 

P12

Prepare a restudy of the designated corridors listed in Section III of the Bicycle Plan text within ten years of the adoption of this Plan, and amend the Bicycle Plan maps as appropriate with additional Bicycle Plan Citywide Bikeways.

 

Responsibility:

City Planning Dept., DOT, BAC

 

P13

Prepare and submit a proposal for a Bicycle Commuter Center to be constructed at the easterly terminus of the Exposition Bike Path as part of the 1997 LACMTA Call for Projects.

 

Responsibility:

DOT/Bicycle Coordinator

 

P14

Designate local (Class III) bike routes as part of the Community Plan Update program in each Community Plan area, in close consultation with the BAC.

 

Responsibility:

City Planning Dept., DOT, BAC

 

P15

Utilizing guidelines and standards for mountain bike trails, proceed with staff to review the feasibility of establishing mountain bike trails pursuant to Bicycle Plan Policy 1.3.4. within three years of adoption of this Bicycle Plan.

 

Responsibility:

City Planning Dept., Dept. of Recreation and Parks, Fire Dept., DOT, BAC

 

P16

Develop a pilot program for meter mounted bicycle parking pursuant to Bicycle Plan Policy 2.1.7. and pursue funding for this project.

 

Responsibility:

DOT/Bicycle Coordinator, BAC

 

P17

Expand the pilot program for school bicycle compound(s) at selected secondary school(s) pursuant to Bicycle Plan Policy 2.1.8 and pursue funding for this project.

 

Responsibility:

DOT/Bicycle Coordinator, BAC, LAUSD

 

P18

Review the policies of ongoing plans, such as the Port of Los Angeles 2020 Plan and the LAX Master Plan, to ensure consistency with Bicycle Plan policies.

 

Responsibility:

City Planning Department, Harbor Department, Department of Airports.

 

P19

Prepare a prioritized list for implementation of designated Commuter Bikeways, on a demonstration project basis initially.

 

Responsibility:

DOT/Bicycle Coordinator, BAC

 

P20

Prepare a staff review of the feasibility of bicycle use of proposed bus-only or HOV lanes within the DSP area, and implement pilot projects where appropriate.

 

Responsibility:

DOT, Bicycle Coordinator, BAC

 

Ordinances / Guidelines


programs

P21

Prepare an amendment to LAMC Section 12.21 -A. 16 to reflect Bicycle Plan policies 2.1.1, 2.1.2, and 2.1.4 regarding bicycle parking.

 

Responsibility:

City Planning Dept. in consultation with DOT

 

P22

Prepare an amendment to the City's TDM ordinance to extend the public transit subsidy to bicycle commuters as proposed in Bicycle Plan policy 2.3.1.

 

Responsibility:

City Planning Dept., DOT, City of Los Angeles Commuter Services Office

 

P23

Prepare guidelines and standards for mountain bike trails to be established on City owned and/or managed property within two years of adoption of this Bicycle Plan, and incorporate into Sections IV and V of the Bicycle Plan.

 

Responsibility:

DOT/Bicycle Coordinator, Dept. of Recreation and Parks, Fire Dept., BAC

 

Procedures / Development Review


programs

P24

Incorporate consideration of Bicycle Plan implementation into development application review (e.g. zone changes, tentative tracts, periodic plan review).

 

Responsibility:

City Planning Dept.

 

P25

Incorporate consideration of Bicycle Plan implementation into building permit application review in regard to public street dedication and improvement.

 

Responsibility:

Building and Safety, Dept. of Public Works, DOT

 

P26

Require DOT Bikeway Section participation in review of transit station construction plans to ensure improved bicycle access and adequate bicycle parking.

 

Responsibility:

DOT

 

P27

Amend the Initial Study checklist (Form Gen. 159) utilized for environmental assessment of projects to include language in Section 13 (Transportation/ Circulation) specifically referring to "effects on existing or designated Citywide Bikeways".

 

Responsibility:

City Planning Department, EAD

 

Bicycle Safety Education / Promotion


programs

P28

Prepare a Bikeway Map and Guide for the City of Los Angeles as referenced in Policy 2.2.4., incorporating safety information/messages; the guide map will depict bicycle parking facilities, transit stations and park n ride lots as well as prominent destinations along with bikeways and indicate illuminated bike paths; pursue Proposition C Local Return funding for publication and distribution.

 

Responsibility:

DOT, City Planning Department, Bicycle Coordinator, Dept. of Recreation and Parks

 

P29

Continue to support and expand the City's School Bicycle Safety Program and the Bicycle Commuting and Safety Education Video Program.

 

Responsibility:

DOT, LAUSD

 

P30

Organize promotional events, such as bicycle commute days and mass bicycle rides.

 

Responsibility:

BAC, Mayor's Office, City Council offices

 

P31

As the Citywide Bikeway System develops, establish an 800-number for information about bicycling as well as for complaints on Bikeway maintenance/ conditions.

 

Responsibility:

DOT/Bicycle Coordinator

 

P32

Cooperate with regional agencies such as the SCAQMD to establish regional Transportation Control Measures and other TDM strategies which support and encourage bicycle commuting.

 

Responsibility:

City Planning Department, DOT, EAD

 

P33

Work with TMOs to make bicycle safety education material available to employees.

 

Responsibility:

DOT, Bicycle Coordinator

 

P34

Urge the DMV to develop a bicycle safety/awareness component in motorist education programs.

 

Responsibility:

DOT, BAC, Bicycle Coordinator

 

P35

Urge LACMTA, DOT and other bus transit operators to incorporate a bicycle safety/awareness component into their driver training programing.

 

Responsibility:

City Planning Department, DOT/Bicycle Coordinator, BAC

 

P36

Urge LAPD to expand police patrol by bicycle, and to assign patrol officers on bicycle to police Class I (bike path) facilities.

 

Responsibility:

City Planning Department, Bicycle Coordinator, BAC

 

P37

Uurge uniform enforcement by LAPD of traffic and vehicle code violations.

 

Responsibility:

DOT, Bicycle Coordinator, BAC

 

P38

Urge DOT to step up parking enforcement activity on streets which include Class II or Community Bikeway facilities with parking enforcement officers on bicycles.

 

Responsibility:

Bicycle Coordinator, BAC, DOT

 

Interagency Coordination


programs

P39

Expand and enhance the role and function of the Bicycle Coordinator in project development and monitoring, with appropriate administrative/ clerical support.

 

Responsibility:

DOT

 

P40

Closely monitor and participate in LACMTA and SCAG bicycle planning activities.

 

Responsibility:

City Planning Dept., DOT/Bicycle Coordinator

 

P41

Establish a Bicycle Plan Implementation Committee (BPIC) to meet on a regular basis (quarterly basis at minimum) to monitor project activities and provide technical support. The first task of the BPIC will be to review the Five Year Bicycle Program which is to guide and monitor Plan Implementation. This Program will be divided into components of Bikeway Construction, Bikeway Maintenance, Bicycle Parking, Bicycle Safety/ Promotion and Bicycle Security/Enforcement.

 

Responsibility:

City Planning, DOT/Bicycle Coordinator, Dept. of Public Works (Bureau of Engineering, Bureau of Street Lighting)

 

P42

Urge LACMTA, DOT, and other transit operators to extend bicycle accessibility to all transit vehicles which operate on lines which directly serve the DSP area and which have points of origin outside of the DSP area.

 

Responsibility:

City Planning Department, DOT/Bicycle Coordinator, BAC

 

P43

Urge LACMTA, DOT and other transit operators to extend bicycle accessibility to all transit vehicles which operate on lines which directly serve LAX and the Port of Los Angeles and which have points of origin outside of those respective areas.

 

Responsibility:

City Planning Dept., DOT/Bicycle Coordinator, BAC

 

How will the implementation program be funded?

FUNDING PROGRAMS

I. FEDERAL

II. STATE  |    III. LOCAL/COUNTY

PROGRAM

ADMINISTERING AGENCY

TRIP TYPE
(Commuter or Recreational)

PROJECT TYPE (Construction or nonconstruction)

Surface Transportation Program (STP)

LACMTA

Commuter/ Transportation

Both

Transportation Enhancement Activities (TEA)

LACMTA/CTC

Commuter/Transportation

Construction

CMAQ

LACMTA

Commuter/ Transportation

Both

National Highway System (NHS)

CALTRANS

Commuter/ Transportation

Both

Scenic Byways Program

CALTRANS

Commuter/ Transportation

Construction

Federal Lands Highway Funds

CALTRANS

Both

Construction (incl.planning/ design/ development)

National Recreational Trails Fund

California Resource Agency , Cal. Dept. of Parks and Recreation

Both

Both

Bridge Repair and Replacement Fund

CALTRANS

Commuter/ Transportation

Construction

Highway Safety Program

California Office of Traffic Safety

Commuter/ Transportation

Non-Construction

Recreational and Public Purposes Act

Federal BLM

Primarily Recreational

Construction

Section 3 Mass Transit Capital Grants

FTA

Commuter/ Transportation

Both

Section 9 Mass Transit Formula Grants

FTA

Commuter/ Transportation

Both

 

II. STATE

I. FEDERAL    |    III. LOCAL/COUNTY

PROGRAM

ADMINISTERING AGENCY

TRIP TYPE
(Commuter or Recreational)

PROJECT TYPE (Construction or nonconstruction)

California Bikeways Act, Bicycle Lane Account

CALTRANS

Commuter/ Transportation

Construction

Environmental Enhancement and Mitigation Porgram

California State Resources Agency/CTC

Commuter/ Transportation

Construction

Flexible Congestion Relief

LACMTA/CTC

Commuter/ Transportation

Construction

Habital Conservation Fund Grant Program

California Dept. of Parks & Recreation

Both

Construction

Kipiloff Land Bank Funds

State Lands Commission

Commuter/ Transportation

Land Acquisition

Land & Water Conservation Program

California Dept of Parks and Recreation

Both

Construction (incl. Land Acquisition)

Petroleum Violation Escrow Account

State Legislation

Both

Both

 

III. LOCAL/COUNTY

I. FEDERAL    |    II. STATE

PROGRAM

ADMINISTERING AGENCY

TRIP TYPE
(Commuter or Recreational)

PROJECT TYPE (Construction or nonconstruction)

TDA Article 3

LACMTA/City

Both

Both

Proposition C -- Discretionary

LACMTA

Commuter/ Transportation

Construction

Propostion C -- Local Return

City

Commuter/ Transportation

Construction

Proposition A (1992) Neighborhood Parks -- Discretionary

LA County Regional Park and Open Space District

Recreational

Construction

Proposition A (1992) Neighborhood Parks -- Local Return

City

Recreational

Construction

AB2766 Vehicle Registration Funds

SCAQMD

Commuter/ Transportation

Construction

 

Who monitors and evaluates the Bicycle Plan?

VII.   MONITORING AND EVALUATION

This Bicycle Plan should be reviewed periodically and revised within ten (10) years of adoption. To facilitate review and monitoring it is imperative for the City to:

  •  

Develop the Five Year Bicycle Program into a genuine programming tool, with annual review reports presented to the City Planning Commission, Transportation and Traffic Commission, and the BAC.

 

Responsibility:

City Planning, DOT/Bicycle Coordinator, BPIC

  •  

Continue to conduct traffic counts including bicycle counts, with intersections along designated Bicycle Plan Citywide Bikeways reported separately for comparison purposes.

 

Responsibility:

DOT

  •  

Require that traffic studies conducted as part of DEIR's or other environmental clearances which include manual traffic counts also include bicycle traffic counts if intersections to be studied are located on designated Bicycle Plan Citywide Bikeways.

 

Responsibility:

City Planning Dept., DOT

  •  

Undertake annual bicycle parking counts at public bicycle parking facilities (public racks, meter-mounted, bicycle commuter centers), as these facilities are constructed, on a project by project basis.

 

Responsibility:

DOT, Dept. of Recreation and Parks, Library Department, others depending upon location

  •  

Incorporate bicycle accident reports into bicycle traffic/parking count reports as part of Bicycle Plan monitoring; provide a map indicating accident report locations as a means of pinpointing safety enhancement needs.

 

Responsibility:

LAPD, DOT

 

These corridors require further study before being designated as a bikeway.

III.   BICYCLE PLAN BIKEWAY ROUTE SYSTEM
CORRIDORS THAT REQUIRE FURTHER STUDY

In addition to the designated bikeway shown on Maps A and B1-B5, the following corridors are indicated for further study during the ten years following adoption of this Plan. Changes in traffic conditions, parking restrictions, roadway conditions, development patterns, and/or funding may provide future opportunities to designate and to develop Class I, Class II, or Commuter Bikeway facilities within these corridors:

 

CORRIDOR

EXTENT

Arlington Avenue/Wilton Place

( Franklin Ave. to Harbor Subdivision RR ROW)

Broadway*

(Chavez Avenue to Pico Boulevard)

Bundy Drive - Centinela Avenue

(San Vicente Blvd. to Ballona. Creek)

Canoga Avenue**

( Victory Blvd. to Ventura Blvd. )

Crenshaw Boulevard

( Venice Blvd. to Harbor Subdivision RR ROW)

Fairfax Avenue

( Hollywood Blvd. to Venice Blvd. )

Fountain Avenue

(Sunset Blvd. to Fairfax Ave. )

Franklin Canyon Drive/Beverly Dr.
(cross mountain route)

( Mulholland Dr. to Beverly Hills boundary)

Highland Avenue

( Cahuenga Pass to Pico Blvd. )

Hill Street*

(Sunset Blvd. to Pico Blvd. )

Lincoln Boulevard

( Santa Monica boundary to Sepulveda Blvd. )

Pico Boulevard

( San Vicente Blvd. west to Exposition Bike Path)

First Street (San Pedro)

(Gaffey Street to Harbor Blvd. )

Third Street

( Vermont Ave. to Doheny Dr .)

 

Notes:
* These may involve bicycle use of bus-only or HOV lanes.
** Canoga Avenue is considered an alternate Class II bikeway should the Class II facility on DeSoto Avenue in this alignment become infeasible due to super major highway improvements mandated by the Warner Center Specific Plan.

Major bicycle facility projects indicated in the Bicycle Plan maps as Class I (bike path) facilities may ultimately be constructed as combinations of Class I, Class II and Commuter Bikeway facilities due to topographic, right-of-way, and/or financial constraints. This Bicycle Plan supports flexibility in implementation when confronting such factors. Among these major bicycle facility projects are:

 

Los Angeles River Bike Path

 

This bike path would eventually link the area adjacent to Canoga Park High School with Long Beach Harbor , passing through Downtown Los Angeles, linking several activity centers and regionally significant open spaces within the City's most important Greenway Corridor. The magnitude of this project requires a firm long-term commitment to its implementation over the life of this Bicycle Plan and beyond.

 

Exposition Bike Path

This bike path, whether as a rails-to-trail conversion or a rails-with-trail alignment, offers direct bicycle access from the West Los Angeles area to Exposition Park ; it is a critical link in the Bikeway System for an area of the City where few streets are viable for striping of bicycle lanes.

 

Beach Bike Path Extensions

This Bicycle Plan designates an extension of the Venice Beach Bike Path southerly to the Marina del Rey channel entrance, and an extension of the Will Rogers State Beach Bike Path northerly from Temescal Canyon Road to the City boundary. Implementation of these projects would provide a continuous bikeway from the westerly City limit on the coast to Marina del Rey through Santa Monica . A flexible approach to the northerly extension is endorsed, wherein beach bike path segments may be linked by bicycle lanes on Pacific Coast Highway or a bike path adjacent to Pacific Coast Highway .

 

Arroyo Seco

This Bicycle Plan endorses the concept of a bikeway paralleling the Arroyo Seco Channel/Pasadena Freeway and intersecting the Los Angeles River Bike Path. This ultimately would link northeast Los Angeles and the cities of Pasadena and South Pasadena to Downtown Los Angeles. The actual alignment may involve a veloway (elevated bikeway); alternatives include linking existing bikeways in the Arroyo Seco with new bike path and/or bike lane segments.

 

West Los Angeles Veloway

This Bicycle Plan designates Class I and Class II facilities in the vicinity of UCLA and the Veterans Administration complex in Westwood as an endorsement of the West Los Angeles Veloway. The ultimate alignment of this facility may vary from that shown on the Bicycle Plan map(s); final design is subject to the approval of responsible agencies. The elevated Class I portion of this bikeway would provide for direct bicycle access to and from Westwood Village/UCLA campus over Wilshire Boulevard , ultimately linking up with the Santa Monica Transit Parkway Bike Path at Sepulveda Boulevard .

Bicycle access to Major Economic Activity Centers requires particular attention regarding the mapped Bicycle Plan Citywide Bikeway System:

 

Port of Los Angeles

The Port is one of the largest sources of employment in the South Bay area. Future expansion of the commercial and recreational facilities within the Port should address opportunities for expansion of the Bikeway System in the Port area and its vicinity. The Port should also consider the inclusion of bicycle facilities when designing streets which serve high employment areas. The twenty-mile long Alameda Corridor, extending from the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach to rail yards southeast of the DSP area, may provide opportunities for bicycle facilities on adjacent parallel streets or rights-of-way. Future studies are warranted to identify potential bikeway alignments and/or linkages in the vicinity of the Corridor. Cooperation with adjoining jurisdictions (including the County of Los Angeles ) will be necessary to complete these linkages.

 

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

Bicycle Plan Citywide Bikeways provide for bicycle circulation at the periphery of LAX. In addition to provision of secure, convenient and adequate bicycle parking facilities at the Lot C Transit Center and at the Green Line Aviation Boulevard station, (1) direct bicycle access to the Lot C Transit Center; (2) support for the Harbor Subdivision railroad right-of-way bike path adjacent to Aviation Boulevard; and (3) bike lanes on World Way West should be incorporated into LAX Master Plan proposals to ensure bicyclist access to terminals and to employment areas on Airport property.

List of bikeways in LA

INVENTORY OF BICYCLE PLAN DESIGNATED CITYWIDE BIKEWAYS

Class I (Bike Paths)

Go to Class II (Bike Lanes)              Go to Commuter Bikeways

Route Name / Description

Community Plan Area(s)

Length (miles)**

Arroyo Seco

Northeast Los Angeles

2.3

Ballona Creek

Westchester - Playa del Rey; West Adams - BaldwinHills - Leimert

9.0

Browns Canyon Wash

Chatsworth - Porter Ranch

1.6

Burbank/Chandler/SPT
(Clybourn to Victory)

North Hollywood ; Van Nuys - North Sherman Oaks; Encino - Tarzana

7.4

Cabrillo Beach

San Pedro

0.4

Canterbury Avenue

Arleta - Pacoima; Mission Hills - Panorama City

2.6

Culver Boulevard
(City portion)

Westchester - Playa del Rey; Palms - Mar Vista - Del Rey

2.1

Devonshire Street
( Arleta Ave. to Woodman Ave. )

Mission Hills - Panorama City

0.7

Dockweiler Beach

Westchester - Playa del Rey

3.8

Dominguez Channel
(City portion)

Harbor Gateway; Wilmington - Harbor City ; Port of Los Angeles

2.1

Exposition Boulevard

* South Central; West Adams - Baldwin Hills - Leimert; Palms - Mar Vista - Del Rey

9.4

Hansen Dam

Arleta - Pacoima

2.2

Harbor Park

Wilmington - Harbor City

0.7

Harbor Subdivision/RR ROW (1)
( Central Ave. to West Blvd. )

Southeast Los Angeles ; South Central; West Adams - Baldwin Hills - Leimert

5.7

Harbor Subdivision/RR ROW (2)
(Arbor Vitae to Imperial)

Westchester - Playa del Rey; LAX

1.3

Imperial Highway
(Pershing Dr. to Vista del Mar)

Westchester - Playa del Rey

0.6

John S. Gibson Blvd.

San Pedro; Port of Los Angeles

2.2

Los Angeles River*
(City portion)

Nine Community Plan Areas

20.1

Moorpark Metrolink
( Devonshire to Vineland )

North Hollywood; Van Nuys; Mission Hills - Panorame City; Northridge; Chatsworth - Porter Ranch

11.3

Palos Verdes Drive North

San Pedro

0.8

San Fernando Rd/Metrolink
( Roxford St. to Cohasset St .)

Sun Valley; Arleta - Pacoima; Sylmar

8.8

Santa Monica Blvd. Transit Parkway

West Los Angeles

1.9

Sepulveda Basin

Encino - Tarzana

8.4

Tujunga/Pacoima Wash ( L.A. River to Foothill Blvd. ,City portion)

Arleta - Pacoima; Mission Hills - Panorama City; Sun Valley; North Hollywood; Van Nuys; Sherman Oaks - Studio City

18.2

Venice Beach

Venice

4.4

West Los Angeles Veloway*

Westwood; West Los Angeles

1.4

Westmont Drive (Western to Amalia)

San Pedro

0.5

Westwood Park

Westwood

0.6

Will Rogers State Beach * ( Santa Monica boundary to County Line )

Brentwood - Pacific Palisades

2.9

98th Street
(Avalon to Clovis )

Southeast Los Angeles

0.5

Total Number of Class I bikeways:

29

Total mileage:

133.9

NB. This inventory does not list Class I facilities of less than 0.3 mile in length.
** Mileage rounded to the nearest tenth of a mile.
* Facility may include short segments of Class II or Class III facilities as gap closures.

Go to Class II (Bike Lanes)              Go to Commuter Bikeways

see more : www.bicyclela.org/ (summer 2004)

 

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