About a week ago, Rampart Boulevard received 0.6 miles of new bike lanes – from Beverly Boulevard to 6th Street. These are about a half-mile east of Los Angeles Eco-Village, and connect from very near LaFayette Park to the original Tommy’s Burgers.
The promising development on these lanes is that, even though they’re a relatively easy project with no adverse impact to car lanes, as recently as this December 2011 L.A. city report, these lanes were due to be implemented in fiscal year 2012, which begins on July 1st 2012. This brings the mayor’s promise of 40 new bikeway miles per year a bit closer to reality.
With their implementation ahead of schedule, the new Rampart lanes appear to be an indication that the city is stepping up its game. Thanks to the efforts of bicyclists, the mayor, LADOT, and the City Council – for leadership in making these new lanes a reality!