The city of Los Angeles has been quite implementing quite a few new miles of bike lanes lately. This year I’ve seen more new mileage implemented than any year (calendar or fiscal) since at least 1996. I rode some of city’s newest bike lanes today. They’re on Vineland Avenue in North Hollywood – 0.2 new miles of bike lanes extending from Chandler Boulevard to Burbank Boulevard.
The Vineland bike lanes are located two blocks east of Metro Red Line North Hollywood Station, alongside East Valley High School.
Vineland had all of 0.04miles of bike lane extending from Chandler Blvd [east] to Chandler Blvd West. It may not sound like much, but Chandler jogs there, so that 0.04 mile segment is part of about 20 miles continuous bike path and bike lane – extending from the city of Burbank all the way to Warner Center. This former rail right-of-way is now mostly bike path and, for shorter stretches some bike lanes. West of the NoHo Station it’s also the Orange Line BRT (Bus Rapid Transit – dedicated busway.)
A lot of folks use that 0.04-mile segment, presumably commuters going to and from the Metro station and the bikeway to Burbank. Fewer folks were riding further on the new portion of the Vineland bike lanes yesterday. More cyclists there rode on the sidewalk.
(These lanes were reported earlier at the LADOT website – twice. They were recently described there correctly and earlier they were incorrectly reported as having been striped from Hesby to Cumpston in 2006.)