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The following is a post I wrote for the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition titled “Grassroots Support Grows a Bike Network in Northeast LA”

Originally posted on LA County Bicycle Coalition www.la-bike.org:

In this post, LACBC planning intern and Walk Eagle Rock blogger Severin Martinez gives us a tour of bike infrastructure in his community of Northeast Los Angeles.

The City of Los Angeles has an ambitious Bicycle Plan which seeks to provide a 1,680 mile network of bicycle infrastructure by the year 2045. While 33 years is a long time to wait for a citywide network, the Northeast Los Angeles community will see a significant localized backbone network realized in the City’s 5-Year Implementation Strategy.

Planned bicycle facilities for Northeast LA. Light purple lines represent the City’s planned “Backbone Network” and gold lines represent a “Neighborhood Network”. Image credit: Los Angeles Bicycle Plan

The Role of Advocacy

Almost all of the community’s major streets – Eagle Rock Boulevard, Colorado Boulevard, North Figueroa Street, York Boulevard, and Cypress Avenue – have been prioritized in the Bicycle Plan, undoubtedly thanks to the tireless…

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