More Students Push for Cypress Park Bike Lanes

Posted on 05/01/2012

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Letter from Jesse F to Councilmember Ed Reyes requesting bike lanes

In the face of some official lies and general disdain from city officials and departments, Nightingale Middle School students continue to push for new bike lanes on Cypress Avenue and Avenue 28.

This campaign, begun by student Jackson Huang after a school visit by Bikas’ Joe Linton (me) and Flying Pigeon’s Josef Bray-Ali, was initially covered at Flying Pigeon L.A., with additional coverage at LAist, Highland Park Mount Washington Patch, Echo Park Now, and the Eastsider. The city’s dismal official responses were posted at L.A. Streetsblog and analyzed at L.A. Eco-Village and at Patch websites.

The bike lanes on Cypress Avenue and Avenue 28 haven’t materialized. No city response has included any sort of planned implementation dates… despite the fact that the city’s 2010 bike plan and it’s 5-year implementation plan designate new bike lanes there.

Jackson Huang and Nightingale Middle School’s D3 Lab have been getting the word out to other students, and now they’re getting in the act! Above is a letter from Jessie F. and below is one from Jennifer Soto:

Letter from Jennifer Soto to Councilmember Reyes requesting bike lanes

So… what should bicyclists (and other people who breathe air) do? Let your city representatives know that you want to see the new bike lanes on Avenue 28 and Cypress Avenue. Ask them for the date when these lanes will be implemented.

Email Honorable Los Angeles City Councilmember Ed Reyes: councilmember.reyes@lacity.org

Email Honorable Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa:  mayor@lacity.org

Email LADOT: ladot@lacity.org

Write about it online and tweet your post or your message to @villaraigosa @mobilitymaven @ladotbikeprog @BikasLA #bikela

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