Implementation of L.A.'s New City-Wide Bike Plan Hits a Rough Patch of Road

Writing in The Atlantic Cities, Nate Berg looks at why the discouraging results of one pilot project has implementation of L.A.'s heralded new bicycle master plan off to an inauspicious start.

In recent attempts to construct a small, but prominent, section of the eventual 1,680 mile network of interconnected bikeways, L.A. has encountered problems with bike lane implementation that similar projects in New York and San Francisco have managed to avoid:

"Riding down one of these new lanes, a 1.5-mile section of Spring Street downtown, it's easy to feel the difference from other streets in the car-dominated city, with the neon green lane practically impossible to miss. But after a few blocks of riding, that bright green starts to dim, with sometimes huge splotches chipped off and eaten away, revealing the black pavement and gray concrete beneath. And that's after a second coat of paint had been added. In a month."

Thanks to Jonathan Nettler

Full Story: L.A.'s Bike Lane Blues

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