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Should bike lanes or parking spots be a priority in Los Angeles?

Asked by Trulia Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA Sat Mar 23, 2013

With a petition that is hoping to strike down current plans to convert parking to bike lanes, one wonders, which do Angelinos value more?…

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Dorene Slavitz’s answer
I think we have to make room for alternative modes of transportation in a way that provides stress free travel for all.
The Metro needs to be expanded so that it's a viable option for travel as it is in other major cities.
Bike lanes are great, but not when they compete with car traffic. Some bike lanes are downright dangerous not to mention, clogged with exhaust from the cars.
In my opinion, bike lanes should be set up in a way that protects the bikers, such as the bike route that goes along the Los Angeles River...No Cars! Perhaps an expansion of the beach bike paths all the way to Ventura :). and a protected no car bike lane where the Red Cars used to travel from downtown to the beach. Now that would be nice!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri May 10, 2013
More bike lanes would be great!!! It may get more folks to park their cars at home and ride a bike for short trips. It would also be good for more folks to get out and exercise more.

That being said, hunting for a parking space can be a headache!

Kawain Payne, Realtor
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Nov 25, 2013
We are seeing more & more bike friendly attitude come recently, with the formation of more mixed used - commercial / residential use , there are a lot more people using bikes as a mode of transportation.We need both parking & bike lanes .
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Nov 23, 2013
Los Angreles is a huge business center not a recreational area. There are very "chilled" kinda like "yoga" style beachy areas where bike lanes would be perfect, like Venice, Marina Del Ray and Naples. Centinela Ave is a big street that a lot of LA drivers use to get to 405 Hwy. I personally don't think it would be a great idea to convert one of the lane into bike lane. More traffic!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Nov 22, 2013
Bike lanes are necessary at the same time neighborhoods such as Miracle Mile can't afford to give up car lanes for bikes because of the heavy concentration of businesses and housing. It is important not overbuild in areas that can't sustain such growth.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri May 10, 2013
It is a double edged sword. If we can get more people to walk, bike or use public transportation or a combination thereof, then less parking is needed. So which comes first, the chicken or the egg?
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Mar 24, 2013
Angelenos prefer parking but would give that up to protect the natural landscape of the area. Really depends on what part of Los Angeles you are referring to.
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