Less than two weeks after Los Angeles transportation officials announced plans for new protected bike lanes on 7th Street, installation of the project is now underway.
The project - which spans a .6-mile stretch of 7th Street between Figueroa and Main Streets - adds new bollards to isolate existing bike lanes from vehicle travel lanes. Plans also call for relocating some curbside parking and loading zones.
In addition to the bike lanes, a new parklet is also slated to be added at the southwest corner of 7th and Hope Streets. Installation is scheduled to begin in August.
The 7th Street bike lanes will provide a direct connection between existing protected bike lanes along Figueroa, Spring, and Main Streets. LADOT officials have noted that the completed project will create a direct path for cyclists between Union Station and the southern part of Downtown Los Angeles.
The current improvements to 7th Street will eventually be replaced by permanent infrastructure in 2021. The bike lanes will eventually extend as far east as Alameda Street.
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