Rendering of Sunset with reconfigured bike lanes

A rendering of Sunset Boulevard in Silver Lake, if the bike lanes were reconfigured - under a proposal from last year by Sunset4All.

Protected bicycle lanes could be developed in and around Echo Park, Silver Lake and East Hollywood under a pair of proposals introduced to the City Council this week.

The first proposal by calls for city departments to develop and implement ideas with the group Sunset4All, which has called for protected bicycle lanes on Sunset and Santa Monica boulevards through Echo Park, Silver Lake, and East Hollywood.

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