The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has approved an updated county Bicycle Master Plan, which guides the development of bicycle transit and support facilities across the region.
In addition to maintaining and updating current bicycle corridors, the plan, which is an update to the 1975 Plan of Bikeways, calls for the creation of 832 miles of new bikeways over the next 20 years.
The document is intended to provide direction for improving mobility and increasing bicycle ridership and safety in unincorporated areas, including Marina del Rey, through efforts like creating greater local and regional connectivity.
“The updated plan combines the vision of local communities and the county for the development of opportunities to increase cycling as a viable transit option for residents,” said county Supervisor Don Knabe, who represents Marina del Rey.
“While Los Angeles is known as a car culture, voters have told us time and again that they want options – be it public transit or bicycles – as a way to alleviate traffic congestion, improve air quality and enhance the health and quality of life in our communities.”
Through the Bicycle Master Plan, the county will invest over $330 million over 20 years to increase the connectivity of bike corridors and develop support facilities that encourage cycling, through additional bike lanes, signage, traffic calming measures and safety and educational programs.