Westwood Village is a special place in Los Angeles. UCLA and the surrounding community come to the Village for entertainment, shopping, dining and just to hang out. Westwood Blvd is also one of the main commuter routes to the university and medical center, serving bus riders, drivers, pedestrians and bicyclists. UCLA is a leader in promoting alternative commutes: over half of students, faculty and staff do not drive to campus. As a result, Westwood Blvd is both a route for commuters and a place for residents and visitors and must serve both purposes.
Westwood Blvd is one of Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Great Streets, which focuses city services to make business corridors clean, safe and accessible for everyone. The Los Angeles Department of Transportation has proposed adding bike lanes on Westwood Blvd to connect existing bike lanes south of Wilshire to the bike lanes on campus. This five-block gap creates an unsafe situation for hundreds of people who ride on Westwood every day. Adding bike lanes will not require reducing the number of lanes for cars and buses or parking. Bike lanes will make Westwood Blvd a safer street for biking, walking and driving.
Sign the petition to support making Westwood Blvd a Great Street with bike lanes!
For more information about our Westwood campaign or if you are interested in volunteering, feel free to contact Hyeran Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org or (213) 629-2142 x 120