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City of L.A. releases interactive bike lane map

December 22, 2011 |  9:01 am

L.A. bike lane
The city of L.A.'s transportation department released an interactive online map of bike lanes and routes this week, the first of its kind from the agency.

The map shows existing and planned bikeways from the city’s bicycle master plan, a measure passed by the Los Angeles City Council in March 2011 that calls for an eventual network of 1,680 miles of linked bikeways.

Officials with the Los Angeles Department of Transportation said previous maps showed only existing bikeways and could not be manipulated to also see planned routes.

Alexis Lantz of the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition said the new map is a good tool for those who have easy Internet access, but paper maps are still important.

“There are a lot of Angelenos who bicycle regularly who don’t have reliable Internet access and also may not read English,” Lantz said, “so there is a need to make sure the city continues to provide paper maps and in the future does so in multiple languages.”


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Photo: A cyclist rides on the Spring Street bike lane. Credit: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times