Join the WeHo Bicycle Coalition this Saturday at 9am for the kickoff public meeting for that city’s Pedestrian and Bicycle Mobility Plan Update. It’s part of a series of “workshops, walkabouts, bike rides, surveys, and interactive mapping to discuss what type of improvements the community would like to see.” West Hollywood Library Community Room, 625 N. San Vicente Blvd. 6/15 9am. Early birds!
Beverly Hills City Council today recommended a limited set of improvements today for two candidate corridors under the city’s Bike Route Pilot Program. Per direction provided to staff, sharrows and signage on Crescent Drive and Burton Way will be installed once implementation particulars are brought back to Council for approval (at some unspecified date). While the recommended measures on two routes are less than cyclists really need, we must note that this is the first time a policy-making body in Beverly Hills actually gave the nod to bike facilities. This could be the beginning of a bike-friendly city network, or a distraction from the real planning we’ve yet to do. Time will tell! Continue reading
Kevin Burton of the West Hollywood Bicycle Task Force (and co-organizer of the West Hollywood Bicycle Coalition) has visions of a ‘Bikeway to the Sea.’ He sees Santa Monica Boulevard taking riders from Downtown to the ocean in safety without worrying about disappearing bike lanes and perilous passages under the 405. We need to join Kevin in reimagining the Santa Monica Boulevard corridor! Continue reading