Closing the bike gaps? Yes please! Your input needed NOW.

Wouldn’t it be nice to have a continuous, safe, uninterrupted bike network throughout the west side? (Yes, yes it would.)

That’s precisely what the Westside Council of Governments (WCOG) is proposing for Beverly Hills, Culver City, Santa Monica, West Hollywood, the City of Los Angeles and the County of Los Angeles. But they can’t do it without your help.

For more than a year, WCOG has been studying some delightful upgrades for major routes throughout these municipalities, closing gaps between the currently all-too-sporadic lanes. They’ve finally selected five routes on which to focus, and now they need public input. (Read more and see the full map here.)

Time is short — the deadline for public comment is March 4. Contact them at, and tell them that we need these bike route upgrades ASAP. Particularly crucial are fixes for San Vicente and Santa Monica, which could become ideal North/South and East/West routes. They just need a little work: physical separation from traffic, wayfinding signs, bike boxes and secure racks for parking.

Then once you’ve contacted WCOG, tell all of your friends to do the same. Together, we can make the west side an even more delightful place to get around.

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