Founded in 1998, Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition (LACBC) works to build a better, more bike-able Los Angeles County. LACBC is the only membership-based nonprofit organization working exclusively for the millions of people who ride bikes in Los Angeles County. Through advocacy, education and outreach, Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition brings together the diverse bicycling community in a united mission to make the entire L.A. region a safe and enjoyable place to ride.
News and Events
LACBC and the Downtown LA Neighborhood Council (DLANC) have been working since the ThinkBike Workshops this past September to see the vision developed in the workshops for protected bike lanes, also known as cycle tracks implemented on Spring and Main Street. We’ve been meeting with LADOT and thanks to the leadership of Mayor Villaraigosa and Councilmembers Huizar & Perry, Phase 1 of the campaign should be completed by the end of November!
This project will bring the first bike lanes to Downtown Los Angeles linking cultural and civic landmarks to the downtown business and residential core. LADOT will implement a buffered bike lane on Spring Street between Cesar Chavez and 9th Street. This first phase of the project will open Spring Street up for people on bicycles and help DLANC implement their plan for Parklets on Spring Street.
The Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition has been a driving force behind the new proposed Bicycle Parking Ordinance in the City of Los Angeles. LACBC now wants to expand lessons learned from research conducted as part of the LA City effort to the rest of the cities in LA County. To help other cities, LACBC is putting together a guide that summarizes elements found in bicycle parking ordinances from across the country.
To make this guide extra spiffy and to involve our amazing members, LACBC is asking you to take pictures of both GREAT bike parking and HORRIBLE bike parking from across Los Angeles County.
Please email high quality resolution photos with your full name to bikescount [at] la [dash] bike [dot] org. All photographers will be credited in the report if their pictures are selected.
For months LACBC has been promoting bike lanes on Main Street in Venice and Verdugo Ave. in Burbank. Both projects were part of local road diets, similar to the bike lane project recently implemented on 7th Street. We’re happy to report that the Venice and Burbank projects were given formal approval on Tuesday, September 20, 2011! The Main Street bike lanes were the subject of a Venice Neighborhood Council meeting. Now that the project is approved, we can expect implementation very soon. The Verdugo Ave. bike lanes were part of a road diet that was implemented over one year ago on a temporary basis. The Burbank City Council voted 3-2 to make the road diet/bike lanes permanent.
LACBC would like to thank everyone who sent e-mails and letters of support or who attended the meetings to voice their support in person. Together, we made a difference!
Another year has passed and amazing things for cyclists have occurred in Los Angeles. Read more about it in our 2010-2011 Annual Report to you. This Report includes information about this past year’s campaigns, community work, regional chapters, and a detailed financial summary.
A BIG thanks to everyone who was out there last Tuesday and Saturday! This count could not happen with out all of you!
Please return your forms to us by one of the following ways:
Email: alexis(at)la-bike.org or martin(at) la-bike.org
Mail: LACBC, 634 S. Spring St, Ste 821, Los Angeles, CA 90014
Los Angeles, CA 90029