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Following Bicycle Lane Confusion in Northridge, Councilman Wants Cyclists and Neighorhood Councils to Work Together

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Following confusion about bicycle lanes that suddenly appeared along Wilbur Avenue in Northridge, Councilmember Greig Smith is taking action so people aren't taken off guard again. "The City's present outreach process appears to be to implement new bike facilities and wait for community feedback, which is counterproductive and confusing to everyone," Smith wrote in a motion. "The City should prepare a transparent community outreach process that engages stakeholder in the development of new bike facility projects before they are implemented."

He wants the L.A. Department of Transportation to create a community outreach process that involves Neighborhood Councils, even to the point of them being required to provide a recommendation on proposed bicycle infrastructure before it's implemented.