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Los Angeles City Council Unanimously Approves Plan for 1,680 Miles of Bikeways
Posted By Evelyn Lee On March 3, 2011 @ 10:11 am In Green Transportation,Innovation | No Comments
Fans of human powered bi-peds in the City of Angels rejoice! The Los Angeles  City Council just approved a plan calling for 1,680 miles of interconnected bikeways. The new undertaking will call for more than 200 miles of new bicycle routes added every five years, making it easier – and more importantly, safer – to peddle two wheels around a city that is infamously known for its automobile grid lock.
The money for the plan is being provided by Measure R, a 2008 sales tax that was put in place to support transportation  projects throughout the entire county. In 2009, the City Council made plans to put at least 10% of the city’s share towards initiatives for pedestrians and bicyclists.
The new measure has been drawn-up by city planners and transportation experts, along with significant input from the Los Angeles Bike Coalition  and the growing community of bicyclists in the city. The new path forms a central Backbone Bikeway Network making it a lot easier for individuals to shoot across town on two wheels.
Via: Los Angeles Times 
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URLs in this post:
 Los Angeles: http://inhabitat.com/solar-umbrellas-sprout-green-oases-in-los-angeles/
 bicycle : http://inhabitat.com/cycloclean-uses-pedal-power-to-purify-water-for-drinking/
 transportation: http://www.inhabitat.com/transportation
 Los Angeles Bike Coalition: http://la-bike.org/
 Los Angeles Times: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2011/03/los-angeles-bicycle-master-plan.html
 + Bike “Metro” for Los Angeles: http://inhabitat.com/las-best-bike-plan-a-new-metro-for-bikes/
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