Fourth District Councilman Tom LaBonge and a young entourage celebrated the opening of new bike lanes on Rowena Avenue this morning by taking a short bike ride down the Silver Lake street. After a new water line project was completed, Rowena was re-striped to add bike lanes and remove two lanes of traffic as part of a “road diet,” which is intended to reduce speeding traffic and create a safer environment for pedestrians and cyclists. The road diet on Rowena between Hyperion Avenue and Glendale Boulevard will be tested for 90 days to determine if any changed need to be made.
“It doesn’t take much paint to make a big difference,” LaBonge said said in a statement. “Rowena Avenue is now a better street.”