Thursday, March 3, 2011

Bike Commuting News for March 3rd, 2011

Over the next 35 years, the city intends to expand the current number of bike lanes in L.A. from 378 miles to 1,680 miles of backbone, neighborhood and green paths. The plan will add 200 miles every five years.

Liz Ashburn, transport group co-ordinator for South Lakes Action on Climate Change (SLACC), said: “These figures show that providing good cycle routes is an extremely effective way of tackling congestion, air quality and climate change at the same time as improving health for people of all ages.”

Bicycling "is already a fun activity, so you can take something that's fun and have it be something that's also productive, like commuting." - Mayor Mark Kleinschmidt.

After comparing the results with motor vehicle use, the highest percentage of bicycle traffic occurred at 640 N. Milwaukee Avenue where bikes represented 21.9 percent of vehicles in September and a high count of 3,000 bicycles in a day.

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