As we close out 2016, it’s been a year to remember. From the election to continuing to advocate for a strong Mobility Plan 2035 to the passage of Measure M, this year has presented challenges, but also many successes. Today the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition and AARP are releasing the results and findings of the Los Angeles Bicycle and Pedestrian Count, a citywide survey of walking and biking safety and accessibility in Los Angeles. The count, which was conducted in September 2015 in partnership with Los Angeles Walks, the UCLA Lewis Center for Regional Policy Studies, and local organizations, covered 156 unique locations across Los Angeles.
Here’s what we found: when you build bike lanes, more people bike. However, the number of bike lanes being built in Los Angeles has decreased.
What does that mean for LACBC? We have more work to do! We’re using the release of this report to kick off our campaign for your support in this fight.
Why is your support necessary? We can’t do this without you. Your support helps ensure that we are present at city halls across the county, Metro board meetings, and different community meetings and workshops where we represent you and your voice.
Want to know more about the report? Here is what else we found:
Your help will be needed more than ever to ensure that L.A. gets back on track to build quality bike infrastructure across L.A. County. We’ll need you to contact your local officials, show up to meetings, and support LACBC to ensure that Los Angeles moves in the right direction.
As an added bonus, any donation from now through December 31st will enter you to win a bicycle from Pure Cycles. Every bit helps and every donation gets you an entry.
Download the bike count report, and help L.A. move in the right direction.
Thank you for your support!
Tamika L. Butler, Esq.
Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition
P.S. We hope to see you at the LACBC Open House on Wednesday, December 7th!