Gallery: A New “Metro” for Bikes in Los Angeles


Riding a Bike in Los Angeles is currently a dangerous proposition – there’s too many cars and too few bike lanes. The LA Bike Working Group Backbone Bikeway Network(s) is taking the city to task on future bike infrastructure upgrades with this proposal for an interconnected bicycle freeway. The community-driven proposal would create a series of bike paths and signals along major thoroughfares, making bicycling a breeze whether you’re riding around the block or traversing the entire city.

With the new infrastructure in place, the Backbone Bikeway Network would make it easier and safer to navigate from one end of the city to the other. The new thoroughfares are designed to leave you no more than a few blocks from any major LA landmark, after which you’ll have to find the rest of the way on your own. The network is akin to a new metro system for bikes, without the need to wait for a train. I don’t know about you, but I’m looking forward to the possibility of commuting on two wheels instead of four.

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  1. London's Bicycle Superh... July 19, 2010 at 11:58 am

    […] isn’t the only locale pumping up its bike infrastructure. Other cities, like New York and Los Angeles are working on setting up biking networks, widening traffic corridors, and adding more lanes. […]

  2. jsmog February 22, 2010 at 6:21 pm

    Hi, this isn’t a recommended route map, but a map of routes we’d like to see the city build. Most of these street are major boulevards, and most are pretty dangerous for cyclists now. The current route map is at:

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