Work took me west today. In addition to riding the excellent recent bike lanes on Main Street in Venice, I checked out the new lanes on National Place in West Los Angeles.
As a person who doesn’t bike this area all that often, I confess that I can’t quite keep a good mental map of where National Boulevard, National Place, etc. start and re-start. It’s an area where the 1o Freeway, the Exposition rail line and more come together, and National does a sort of wiggle. Here’s a map showing the new lanes:
The bike lanes are 0.3 miles long… from the intersection where Westwood Boulevard meets both National Blvd and National Place – to the intersection where Overland Avenue meets both National Blvd and National Place.
There were plenty of bike commuters using the lanes today… but also quite a few folks walking in the street, because there are no sidewalks there.