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News Cycle: 2/11/21 – Measure M funds allocated across the County, new cycling book, Chinatown

LACBC Newsletter

The News Cycle

February 11, 2021


Zwift Launches the Black Celebration Series, starting this month!

Help us bring bikes to people in need with #LACountyBikeMatch!



Stay in the Know

Check out this newly published book from MIT press, on how to make cycling safe, practical, and convenient for all: Cycling for Sustainable Cities.


Our collab project has been chosen for the National Science Foundation Civic Innovation Challenge!


Chinatown Lunar New Year Self-Guided Ride

To celebrate the Lunar New Year, LACBC is sharing a self-guided route that takes riders through LA’s Chinatown, highlighting some of the important locations that tell the story of Asian-American cultural contributions to the LA community and also the history of how Chinatown has evolved over the decades.

Check out the rest of the rides we’ve created so far on our website!

Federal Updates with Local Implications

Inspired by COVID biking boom, cycling bills reintroduced in Congress

State Level Updates with Local Implications


Sign CalBike’s petition & show your support for E-Bike Rebate Bill

General LA Updates

Measure M Cycle 1 funding has been approved for the first round of projects under the MAT Program!


Measure M funding will go towards 16 approved projects and eight (8) on the waiting list for this first round. There are two categories of projects: Active Transportation Corridors and First/Last Mile Connections. Check out the regional updates below for more details by looking for the Measure M alert.

Caltrans wants your input

Have a moment to provide some feedback to Caltrans on pedestrian/biking issues along some state routes?

Check out their survey! It’s pretty easy.

Are you an essential worker that uses Metro Bike Share?

The 365-Day Pass for Metro Bike Share is available at $75 for eligible essential workers.

To see who’s eligible and for the full details, click here.


LA Metro moves forward with Traffic Reduction Study, previously known as the Congestion Pricing Study

The program is looking at the feasibility of implementing a variable fee that would be collected to enter core communities in an effort to limit the amount of private vehicle travel. The aim would be to reduce congestion and greenhouse gas emissions in the process. The study is intended to ask many of the questions the public has raised, such as the traffic impact on surrounding neighborhood streets, financial impact on lower income communities, and how public transit options would need to be improved to make them viable alternatives for people who wish to avoid the fee.

LACBC wants to see all funds collected from any such fee invested in a targeted way to improve pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure that will connect historically disinvested communities to better public transportation and to offset costs for POC-owned small businesses that have no choice but to use a private automobile for their transportation needs.

You can learn more by attending one of the public information sessions about the Traffic Reduction Study coming up on Feb 16 and Feb 27.

From Chapter Areas

Culver City


This “quick-build” tactical urbanism project will transform the spine of Culver City into a far more complete street, featuring dedicated bus lanes for the entirety of the 1.3 mile stretch, and protected bike lanes for much of it (shared with bus lanes in some segments). In the face of well-funded opposition from large, corporate real estate owners and their team of lawyers, Bike Culver City and our allies mounted a coordinated organization and mobilization effort. The results were inspiring: More than 250 pages of written correspondence submitted to council, plus 60 public comments delivered during the meeting, the overwhelming majority in support of the project. This pivotal infrastructure project is targeted for rollout in May, 2021.


Approved for $2.3 million. Includes physically separated cycle track + other improvements

Carson & the South Bay Area

Draft Environmental Impact Report work has begun for the C Line (Green) Extension to Torrance project.

The deadline to submit comments on what issues you’d like studied is March 15. For more info on the project click here. You can submit a comment by using their online contact form or by attending one of the virtual public scoping meetings on Zoom:

Wed, Feb 24, 4pm-6pm. Telephone: 646.558.8656 Webinar ID: 860 4119 8859

Sat, Feb 27, 11am-1pm. Telephone: 646.558.8656 Webinar ID: 828 3990 2680


Approved for $6.6 million for 3.3 miles of ped/bike improvements between Flagler Lane and Dominguez Channel.


Approved for $3.6 million to improve ped & wheel access to C Line (formerly the Green Line) and future LAX/Crenshaw Line transfer station.

Central/Downtown LA

DTLA 7th St is going to get raised concrete medians

LADOT’s Survey to receive input on the 4th St and New Hampshire intersection improvements is still up.

If you live, work or ride in the area, make sure to provide your feedback! It even gives you a chance to select your preferred drought-tolerant plants that should be included in the landscaping!

Santa Clarita


Santa Monica SPOKE


Approved for $890K at Olympic/26th for bike route & missing crosswalks

Walk Bike Burbank

Burbank Channel Bikeway should now be open!

Go check out the .75 mile off-street bike & ped path for yourself!

West Hollywood & Surrounding Areas


Approved for $488K, mostly pedestrian focused


Approved for $7 million for ped & bike updates near the Hollywood/Highland and Hollywood/Vine B Line Stations.

For more Hollywood-area updates visit http://heartofhollywood.la


Approved for $750K each for a total of $3.8 million.

Mostly pedestrian focused, areas include: Fountain between Hayworth & Harper; intersection of Santa Monica & Greenacre, Fairfax, intersection of Santa Monica & Poinsettia, intersection of Santa Monica & Hayworth.

Become an LACBC Lime Hero!

Thank you to all of you who have supported LACBC by opting in to donate a slice of your Lime ride!

Non-Chapter Regions

East LA


Approved for $900K to improve access for peds & bikes to the L line station’s East LA Civic Center stop.

Northeast LA

LADOT’s survey for improvements at the intersection of Avenue 50 and Meridian and other streets in Highland Park is still open. Make your voice heard on what it’s like to use these streets.

Pasadena


Approved for $6 million. More info + maps here at Streetsblog LA.

San Fernando Valley


Approved for $3.6 million for a variety of ped/bike improvements


Approved for $4 million for ped & bike improvements at bus stops, Metrolink station and connectivity to G Line

LADOT’s survey for intersection improvements at Telfair and Montague in Pacoima is still open!

San Gabriel Valley


Approved for $6.4 million

For more details and maps check out these piece by StreetsblogLA.

South Central


Approved for $5.8 million.



Approved for $4.5 million Slauson A Line Statino (formerly the Blue Line), mostly pedestrian focused


Approved for $3.6 million. Connected to Rail to River Active Transportation Corridor

Survey is still open to provide feedback on safety improvements at McKinley and 88th Place.

Gateway Cities/Southeast LA County


Approved for $6.7 million. 7 mile bicycle/lane trail connecting to LA River


Approved for $5 million. Pedestrian focused

Apply to be on the Gateway Cities Council of Governments


One responsibility is to review proposed bus service changes in the Gateway Cities area. Check out the full list of responsibilities and eligibility. Deadline is March 26.

Bike shops open during the pandemic


Support LACBC while securing your bike

When you make a purchase at Seatylock through this link, a portion of your purchase goes to support LACBC!


#BikesMeanBusiness

South LA Cafe is a community coffee shop, market, and cultural center.

It’s located at 1700 Browning Blvd, in South Central Los Angeles. Stop by South LA Cafe and try their house coffee and avocado toast! This is a great way to get your morning started or as a refueling stop during your ride!


Eso Won Books is an Independent and Black-Owned bookshop that has served the community for over 30 years.

The bookshop is located at 4327 Degnan Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90008 and is open Tuesday through Saturday from 12pm-4pm.

Book Spotlight


Pick your copy up in-person or line at EsoWonBookstore.com!


Click here to learn more on what to do if you are involved in a bicycle crash. If someone you know was killed in a bicycle crash, here are some resources to guide you through this difficult time.

If you would like to share a few words about someone you know that passed away while riding, please reach out to us through email (info@la-bike.org) or by using this form.

The Safety Corner


First rule to always remember: is the scene safe for me? In a wilderness context this is usually thought of when we are going to help others. However, in current times it’s important to make sure you are prioritizing your own safety and well-being in your day to day. Always remember to check in with yourself!

The Learning Corner – For the Urban Planning Nerds Among Us

Check out this piece from Outside Online to check out the way they use data to make a case for safer cycling.

Photos from our Weekend Raffle Prize Pickup!

It was great being able to see some of you this past Saturday! Thanks to those of you who came by to pick up your raffle prizes from the holiday party.


Support us by becoming a member or making a donation.

Did we miss something? Send us your LA County bike-related updates and events, and we’ll include them in the next newsletter (two weeks from now). Email info@la-bike.org.


Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition

PO Box 17733

Long Beach, CA 90807


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