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Bike network open house to update Downtowners on city plans, public transit

By Hayley Fox
Published: Tuesday, May 29, 2012, at 02:27PM
Spring Street Bike Lane Eric Richardson / blogdowntown

Councilman Jose Huizar and other cyclists on Spring Street's green bike lane after a ceremonial ribbon cutting. The open house will include information on possible developments to make the city more bike friendly.

An open house is scheduled for Wednesday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in DTLA, to teach residents about the "expansion of the bicycle network in downtown Los Angeles" and explain what these developments could mean for people who live, work and visit the area.

The drop-in event will include a presentation around 6 p.m. and information from multiple transportation and bike advocacy agencies.

CicLAvia will be there with information on potential new routes and plans for expansion, Los Angeles Streetcar, Inc. will have maps on hand to show possible routes for the DTLA streetcar and Metro will be educating people on the Regional Connector and its relationship to cycling.

Other participants include Bike Nation who will have information on their bike share program and Melendrez Design Partners, who are working on bike and transit improvements for Figueroa Street.

"The event will highlight projects and planning efforts that are making Downtown LA even more transit friendly and will make the walking and biking experience in Downtown LA even more practical and enjoyable," according to a statement from the Downtown L.A. Neighborhood Council -- one of the event's organizers.

The event is also hosted by Council District 14, the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition and the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT).

This event comes on the heels of an announcement from the LADOT Bike Blog that within the next three months a northbound bike lane will be installed on Main Street from 9th Street to Cesar Chavez to compliment the already existing green lane on Spring Street.

The event takes place Wed. May 30th from 5pm to 8pm at Aiso Plaza, located at Judge John Aiso Street and First Street.

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