HIGHLAND PARK — NELA, which is already home to one of Los Angeles’ pilot Bike Friendly Business Districts, has now gotten even a bit more bike-friendly. New bike lanes have opened up on the eastern edge of York Boulevard, adding 0.7 miles of bikeway between Highland Park and South Pasadena, says LADOT Bike Blog.
“This project connects the York Blvd. bicycle lanes directly with existing bicycle lanes on Avenue 66, San Pascual Ave and on the west, to north-south bicycle lanes on Eagle Rock Blvd. thereby providing bicyclists with a significant network of lanes for traveling in both directions, establishing access through Northeast L.A. and towards the City of South Pasadena.”
The bike lane addition, which crosses the York Bridge over the 110 Arroyo Seco Parkway, was part of a larger project that saw the area’s streets updated for the first time since the 1950s. Motorists can now enjoy resurfaced streets while cyclists get their own lanes. Will these improvements help encourage camaraderie between bicyclists and motorists?
Marni Epstein Epstein is an entertainment, music, and lifestyle Journalist and resident of Echo Park. She has previously worked in the film and digital media industries with FOX and Sony Pictures Entertainment. She is currently also pursuing a Masters in Historic Preservation.