The LACBC’s Alek Bartrosouf alerts us that we’ve reached a critical point in the campaign to install a bike lane on Lankershim Blvd. Even though this isn’t part of WeHo, we all benefit when new lanes appear in surrounding towns!
Please take a minute to email elected officials and let them know how important it is to have a complete, safe street that everyone can use.
Folks to email:
- bcc: firstname.lastname@example.org
Alek adds, “While I don’t recommend using form letters, here is one if you cannot draft your own.”
Dear Councilman Krekorian and Councilman LaBonge,
As a resident of (insert neighborhood here), I am writing in support of the proposed bike lanes on Lankershim. The addition of bike lanes will only help increase safety and mobility options for people to visit prime destinations in the area and commute to work. If we can make bike riding a safe, welcoming option, then we can relieve congestion, clean the air, and improve all of our health.
While I understand that these proposed bike lanes remove one travel lane, the benefits of bicycle lanes outweigh this cost. Bike lanes will reduce motorists speeding through our community during rush hour. Bike lanes will also help people feel comfortable riding on the street instead of the sidewalk, which is safer for them and safer for pedestrians. Bike lanes are good for my community, and give me and my neighbors an option to bypass traffic rather than sitting in it.
In the end, Lankershim bike lanes will make our community feel safer and have more travel options to help people get around on foot or on two wheels. With adequate infrastructure on our streets, I’d be more willing to ride to work, recreate, and run errands. Thank you for your consideration.
If you would like more talking points on benefits of bike lanes and want to modify this letter, please feel free to look at the summary we have generated here. We also have reasons why the proposed Vineland bike lanes in place of Lankershim are not a good idea. Feel free to touch on these points (or others) in your letter.