The City of Los Angeles will install new bicycle lanes on four major boulevards in South L.A., according to a case filing with the Department of City Planning.

Hoover Street

The Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) intends to reconfigure a three-mile stretch of Hoover Street between Vernon and Manchester Avenues to incorporate bicycle lanes in each direction.  This new configuration removes one vehicle lane in each direction, resulting in two travel lanes and a center turn lane.


The one-mile stretch of Broadway between Manchester and Century Boulevard currently features three vehicle travel lanes in each direction.  LADOT proposes reducing this to two travel lanes in each direction, allowing for the installation of a full mile of buffered bicycle lanes.

Bicycle lanes are already in place along Broadway between Century and 117th Street.

Avalon Boulevard

LADOT proposes 6.4 miles of bicycle lanes in each direction along Avalon Boulevard between Jefferson Boulevard and 120th Street.  This would be achieved by removing one vehicle travel lane in each direction, leaving two travel lanes and a center turn lane.

Main Street

The four-mile stretch of Main Street between Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and West 92nd Street currently features two vehicle travel lanes in each direction.  LADOT plans to reconfigure the street with one vehicle travel lane in each direction, a center turn lane and bicycle lanes in both directions.

This proposal would extend an existing stretch of bicycle lanes along Main Street between 92nd and 108th Street.

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