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City's Bicycle Plan is 'Flawed,' Cyclists tell Transit Panel

A packed house at City Hall at yesterday's City Council Transportation Committee meeting | Photo by Danielle Director/LAist
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By Danielle Directo, Special to LAist

At the Transportation Committee yesterday, the city presented its Bicycle Plan proposal, which maps potential fixes to L.A.’s streets to make riding easier and safer for cyclists. The verdict? “Flawed,” pretty embarrassing” and an “egregious waste of money” were among some of the comments from bike and community advocates, Sierra Club members and neighborhood councilmembers.

“No matter what people tell you, we are not involved in the process,” said bike activist Stephen Box, who also commented on several other items discussed at the meeting. “I’m calling on you to…call it dead,” he told Transportation Committee Councilmembers Wendy Greuel and Bill Rosendahl.

“I think it’s a big step backwards…This is a real slap in the face to bicyclists,” said Los Angeles Bicycle Advisory Committee member Joe Linton.