E-mail received from a concerned bicyclist:
I need your help!
Recently, the City of Los Angeles finally got smart and started adding bicycle lanes to the Northridge area. One such lane helps bicyclists on Wilbur Avenue between Rinaldi and Nordhoff. This is one of the few, safe lanes that provides a north/south path for bicycles to travel on.
With the addition of the new lane, the street was reduced from two lanes in each direction to one lane. Now, local residents are complaining that traffic is slower on the streets and they want it returned to two lanes in each direction so that people can drive faster -- thus losing our bicycle lane and creating increased risks for bicycles on the street.
The residents are going to be heard... and I am hoping that the cyclists can too send their voices out to be heard in this matter.
Now is your chance to be heard on this very important subject. We need all the bodies we can get and messages in support of keeping our bicycle lanes in the San Fernando Valley! Please join us for a hearing on the Wilbur Ave re striping project:
Porter Ranch Neighborhood Council – Transportation and Traffic Forum with guest speaker Rita Robinson, General Manager of L.A. City Dept. of Transportation (DOT).
Tuesday, October 5th at 6:00pm, Sheperd of the Hills Church -upstairs (SW corner of Rinaldi and Corbin).
Also, please voice your concerns via e-mail AND phone to:
Rita Robinson, phone: 213-972-8480 email: RITA.ROBINSON@LACITY.ORG
Councilman Greig Smith, phone: (818) 756-8501 email: firstname.lastname@example.org