Exciting news: the city of West Hollywood is putting out an RFP to update the bike & ped mobility plan. Tthe RFP specifically says that they’ll be working with the WeHo Bike Coalition and the community to update the plan for an expected completion date of late 2013. Details are here:
Big big thanks to the city of West Hollywood for bringing bike lanes to San Vicente! We had a grand opening this weekend, and now there’s a dedicated lane from Santa Monica all the way down to Beverly. Yay! Here’s some photos from the event:
We are totally thrilled to see new bike racks appearing in West Hollywood! Yay! But remember, park your bike lengthwise along the rack, not sticking out into traffic. That way people can get by without bumping into your bike.
In other words, don’t do this, spotted last night on Santa Monica Blvd:
Good news: Beverly Hills is taking some steps forward on bike routes and racks! But they need support to make it happen. Your presence is urgently needed at one of two upcoming meetings to advocate for streets that are safe and comfortable for cyclists of all ages and skill levels.
Here’s the details:
When: April 11, April 25, and May 9 from 7pm to 9pm
Where: April meetings at Public Words Bldg, 345 Foothill Road; May meeting at City Hall Room 280-A, 455 North Rexford Drive
For more info, you can access the city’s project description and the accompanying feasibility study here:
Bill Nye the Science Guy predicts that bikes will figure big in the cities of the future. What do you think of his idea for wind louvres, so that no matter which way you’re going you always have a tailwind?
But that doesn’t mean those lanes are going to get built. Now, it’s up to individual jurisdictions to create those lanes in accordance with the recommendations (or to come up with their own plan — the WSCOG recommendations are non-binding).
That means that the WeHo Bike Coalition will continue to press city officials to implement bike routes on the recommended streets — Santa Monica and San Vicente — in addition to other roads around town. And you can help! Come to our next meeting, April 17th at 6pm in the Plummer Park community building. See you there!
Next time you’re endlessly circling a parking garage, cruising up and down the street for a space, or spending $2.6 million on a robot car-lifter at City Hall, just think about how easy it is for this woman to lock up her bike alongside the 10,000 (!) others at this Netherlands train station.