III.   BICYCLE PLAN BIKEWAY ROUTE SYSTEM
CORRIDORS THAT REQUIRE FURTHER STUDY
In addition to the designated bikeway shown on Maps A and B1-B5, the following corridors are indicated for further study during the ten years following adoption of this Plan. Changes in traffic conditions, parking restrictions, roadway conditions, development patterns, and/or funding may provide future opportunities to designate and to develop Class I, Class II, or Commuter Bikeway facilities within these corridors:
CORRIDOR EXTENT
Arlington Avenue/Wilton Place (Franklin Ave. to Harbor Subdivision RR ROW)
Broadway* (Chavez Avenue to Pico Boulevard)
Bundy Drive - Centinela Avenue (San Vicente Blvd. to Ballona. Creek)
Canoga Avenue** (Victory Blvd. to Ventura Blvd.)
Crenshaw Boulevard (Venice Blvd. to Harbor Subdivision RR ROW)
Fairfax Avenue (Hollywood Blvd. to Venice Blvd.)
Fountain Avenue (Sunset Blvd. to Fairfax Ave.)
Franklin Canyon Drive/Beverly Dr. (cross mountain route) (Mulholland Dr. to Beverly Hills boundary)
Highland Avenue (Cahuenga Pass to Pico Blvd.)
Hill Street* (Sunset Blvd. to Pico Blvd.)
Lincoln Boulevard (Santa Monica boundary to Sepulveda Blvd.)
Pico Boulevard (San Vicente Blvd. west to Exposition Bike Path)
First Street (San Pedro) (Gaffey Street to Harbor Blvd.)
Third Street (Vermont Ave. to Doheny Dr.)
Notes:
* These may involve bicycle use of bus-only or HOV lanes.
** Canoga Avenue is considered an alternate Class II bikeway should the Class II facility on DeSoto Avenue in this alignment become infeasible due to super major highway improvements mandated by the Warner Center Specific Plan.
Major bicycle facility projects indicated in the Bicycle Plan maps as Class I (bike path) facilities may ultimately be constructed as combinations of Class I, Class II and Commuter Bikeway facilities due to topographic, right-of-way, and/or financial constraints. This Bicycle Plan supports flexibility in implementation when confronting such factors. Among these major bicycle facility projects are:
Los Angeles River Bike Path
This bike path would eventually link the area adjacent to Canoga Park High School with Long Beach Harbor, passing through Downtown Los Angeles, linking several activity centers and regionally significant open spaces within the City's most important Greenway Corridor. The magnitude of this project requires a firm long-term commitment to its implementation over the life of this Bicycle Plan and beyond.
Exposition Bike Path
This bike path, whether as a rails-to-trail conversion or a rails-with-trail alignment, offers direct bicycle access from the West Los Angeles area to Exposition Park; it is a critical link in the Bikeway System for an area of the City where few streets are viable for striping of bicycle lanes.
Beach Bike Path Extensions
This Bicycle Plan designates an extension of the Venice Beach Bike Path southerly to the Marina del Rey channel entrance, and an extension of the Will Rogers State Beach Bike Path northerly from Temescal Canyon Road to the City boundary. Implementation of these projects would provide a continuous bikeway from the westerly City limit on the coast to Marina del Rey through Santa Monica. A flexible approach to the northerly extension is endorsed, wherein beach bike path segments may be linked by bicycle lanes on Pacific Coast Highway or a bike path adjacent to Pacific Coast Highway.
Arroyo Seco
This Bicycle Plan endorses the concept of a bikeway paralleling the Arroyo Seco Channel/Pasadena Freeway and intersecting the Los Angeles River Bike Path. This ultimately would link northeast Los Angeles and the cities of Pasadena and South Pasadena to Downtown Los Angeles. The actual alignment may involve a veloway (elevated bikeway); alternatives include linking existing bikeways in the Arroyo Seco with new bike path and/or bike lane segments.
West Los Angeles Veloway
This Bicycle Plan designates Class I and Class II facilities in the vicinity of UCLA and the Veterans Administration complex in Westwood as an endorsement of the West Los Angeles Veloway. The ultimate alignment of this facility may vary from that shown on the Bicycle Plan map(s); final design is subject to the approval of responsible agencies. The elevated Class I portion of this bikeway would provide for direct bicycle access to and from Westwood Village/UCLA campus over Wilshire Boulevard, ultimately linking up with the Santa Monica Transit Parkway Bike Path at Sepulveda Boulevard.
Bicycle access to Major Economic Activity Centers requires particular attention regarding the mapped Bicycle Plan Citywide Bikeway System:
Port of Los Angeles
The Port is one of the largest sources of employment in the South Bay area. Future expansion of the commercial and recreational facilities within the Port should address opportunities for expansion of the Bikeway System in the Port area and its vicinity. The Port should also consider the inclusion of bicycle facilities when designing streets which serve high employment areas. The twenty-mile long Alameda Corridor, extending from the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach to rail yards southeast of the DSP area, may provide opportunities for bicycle facilities on adjacent parallel streets or rights-of-way. Future studies are warranted to identify potential bikeway alignments and/or linkages in the vicinity of the Corridor. Cooperation with adjoining jurisdictions (including the County of Los Angeles) will be necessary to complete these linkages.
Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
Bicycle Plan Citywide Bikeways provide for bicycle circulation at the periphery of LAX. In addition to provision of secure, convenient and adequate bicycle parking facilities at the Lot C Transit Center and at the Green Line Aviation Boulevard station, (1) direct bicycle access to the Lot C Transit Center; (2) support for the Harbor Subdivision railroad right-of-way bike path adjacent to Aviation Boulevard; and (3) bike lanes on World Way West should be incorporated into LAX Master Plan proposals to ensure bicyclist access to terminals and to employment areas on Airport property.
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