An Update on the Expo Bikeway
In August, LACBC issued an action alert warning that the Expo Bikeway was at serious risk. Since then, LACBC and the Expo Bicycle Advisory Committee have made considerable progress in improving the design at key crossing points to make for a safer and more continuous bikeway. There are outstanding issues at Pico/Gateway, Centinela, Westwood, and Northvale, but momentum is moving in the right direction. Your strong response to the action alert focused attention to these conflict areas:
- At Pico/Gateway, a curb extension will slow vehicles turning from Pico onto Exposition and shorten the crossing distance for path users.
- At Centinela, a realignment of the intersection is being considered to remove a conflict between the bikeway and a maintenance driveway.
- At Westwood, a potential bikeway realignment to the south side of the train tracks would reduce conflicts with pedestrians in the station plaza.
- Finally, a realignment of the bikeway along Northvale might both save money and improve safety for path users.
We are working hard to make sure these proposed design changes are made to the final bikeway design. Stay tuned!