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New Map Shows Completed and Planned Bicycle Projects in L.A.

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As evident by a recent bike lane controversy in Northridge, sometimes the most civically active cyclist doesn't even know what plans the city has for bicycle infrastructure. Now the L.A. Department of Transportation has launched a Google map showing all bicycle projects, whether completed, in progress or planned, for the current fiscal year.

But as with any list of projects, things can change for the better or worse.

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"A large number of projects could be added to the map come December/January when City Planning’s draft 2010 LA Bike Plan is expected to come before City Council for consideration and, hopefully, adoption," explained the department's blog. "Each year of the draft 2010 LA Bike Plan’s 5 year expenditure plan calls for 40 miles of projects to be added to the schedule. That would be a lot more lines on the map."

And things could be taken away. A lawsuit was recently filed against the nearly 6-mile Expo Line bikeway.