(Screenshot from Figueroa For All’s website– the Cypress Park Neighborhood Council meeting for Tuesday has been cancelled.)
Readers of this blog are probably familiar with Take Back The Boulevard (TBTB) – Eagle Rock’s community initiative to revitalize Colorado Boulevard through transforming the street to create a more pedestrian friendly environment. However, readers may be unaware there is a similar grassroots movement afoot to do the same for North Figueroa Street– Figueroa For All (or fig4all as it is known on twitter).
Figueroa For All, as its recently launched website states, seeks to make North Figueroa a more livable street– this includes advocating for bike lanes on the street between Colorado Boulevard and San Fernando Road. Figueroa For All’s website will be the go-to place for anyone wishing to keep up with or support the initiative’s efforts.
Are you interested in helping Figueroa For All and bringing bike lanes to North Figueroa? Here are four things you can do:
To Whom It May Concern,
My name is (insert your name), I live in (insert your zip code). I support the implementation of buffered bike lanes on North Figueroa Street as a measure to improve safety for all road users on the street. Figueroa is a dangerous street, especially for pedestrians, and buffered bike lanes will make it easier to cross the street safely.
Thank you for your time,
(Your Address/Zip Code)
2) Attend public meetings and speak in favor of bike lanes.
The Arroyo Seco Neighborhood Council will hold a meeting TONIGHT, May 20th. The meeting will start at 7 p.m. and the meeting location is Ramona Hall, 4580 N Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90065.
(The Greater Cypress Park Neighborhood Council will hold a meeting as well in the near future but a specific meeting date and location has yet to be determined.)
If possible, bring someone with you to the meeting– every voice will have an impact.
3) Sign this online petition which will be delivered to the local neighborhood councils by the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition
4) Pass on this information to anyone you know that may support bike lanes on North Figueroa Street.