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285 Bicycle Meter Hitches Now Throughout the City

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Some resourcefulness and a little money has gone a long way this past week with the city's Bikeways Department. With parking meters being replaced by the new Park & Pay system kiosks, those meters, which often doubled as handy bicycle parking, were threatened to be taken off the street. Not so fast. In key areas around the city, crews spent four nights last week reconfiguring the meters into the new bicycle meter hitches.

For a grand total of $50,000 spent on manufacturing and installation, Los Angeles now has a additional 285 bicycle parking spots in eight different neighborhoods ranging from downtown to the Westside to the Valley.

Any more planned? "We are going to finish up the Fashion District when we have more funds available and then expansion of the project will be based on expansion of the expansion of new meter project," explained Michele Mowery, Senior Bicycle Coordinator for the city. A list places of where the 285 meter hitches are located is below:

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Bunker Hill
16 meter hitch bicycle racks

  • Grand Avenue between 2nd and 4th Streets
  • Hope Street between 2nd and 4th Streets

South Park
25 meter hitch bicycle racks

  • Flower Street between 4th and 11th Streets
  • 5th Street between Grand Avenue and Flower Street
  • 7th Street between Flower Street and Figueroa Street
  • 9th Street between Flower Street and Hope Street
  • Hope Street between 8th and 9th Streets
  • Figueroa Street between 9th Street and Wilshire Boulevard

Studio City
34 meter hitch bicycle racks

  • Ventura Boulevard between Laurel Canyon Boulevard and Whitsett Avenue

Larchmont Village
33 meter hitch bicycle racks

  • Larchmont Boulevard between Beverly Boulevard and 1st Street

Hollywood Boulevard
52 meter hitch bicycle racks

  • Hollywood Boulevard between Vine Street and La Brea Avenue
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Brentwood Village
13 meter hitch bicycle racks

  • Barrington Place between Barrington Avenue and Sunset Boulevard
  • Chayote Street between Barrington Place and Sunset Boulevard

Westwood Village
45 meter hitch bicycle racks

  • Westwood Boulevard between Lindbrook Drive and Le Conte Avenue
  • Lindbrook Drive between Gayley and Glendon Avenues
  • Weyburn Avenue between Gayley Avenue and Westwood Boulevard
  • Broxton Avenue between Le Conte and Kinross Avenues

Venice Area
69 meter hitch bicycle racks

  • Main Street between Navy Street and Windward Avenue
  • Rose Avenue between Ocean Front Walk and Hampton Drive
  • Market Street between Speedway and Pacific Avenue
  • Windward Avenue between Speedway and Main Street
  • Washington Boulevard between Ocean Front Walk and Pacific Avenue