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A New “Metro” for Bikes in Los Angeles

Posted By Evelyn Lee On February 22, 2010 @ 4:54 pm In Green Transportation,Los Angeles | 2 Comments

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Riding a Bike in Los Angeles [1] is currently a dangerous proposition – there’s too many cars and too few bike lanes. The LA Bike Working Group Backbone Bikeway Network [2](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.

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With the new infrastructure in place, the Backbone Bikeway Network [2] 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.

+ Backbone Biking Network [2]

+ LA Bike Working Group [3]


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[1] Los Angeles: http://www.inhabitat.com/la

[2] Backbone Bikeway Network: http://labikeplan.com/maps.html

[3] + LA Bike Working Group: http://labikeplan.com

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