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Mobility Plan Approved, But It’s Not Over Yet

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Stakeholders across the board got fired up during yesterday’s Mobility Plan 2035 meeting at City Hall between the Transportation Committee and the Planning and Land Use Management (PLUM) Committee. We heard from homeowners, city officials and various members of the UCLA community. Grad student Daniella Ward handed over a giant stack of postcards from fellow […]

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Motorists Want Bike Lanes on Westwood Too

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Contrary to public perception, placing bike lanes on Westwood Boulevard is not about bikes versus cars, cyclists versus drivers, the minority in favor versus the majority against. The case of bike lanes on Westwood Boulevard is about safety. Plain and simple. That’s why both bicyclists and motorists support Mobility Plan 2035. It’s the minority who […]

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Students: Bike Lanes on Westwood Will Keep Us Safe

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Amid the Westwood bike lane tug-of-war, we’ve heard arguments from both sides all circling around the issue of safety. A handful of anachronistic curmudgeons and an LA City Councilmember pitted against transportation experts, UCLA and many Westwood businesses. But what about our students? College life often results in cash-strapped students. They can’t afford cars, and in […]

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Westwood Bike Lanes Would Improve Safety

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Recently, opponents of Westwood bike lanes have used “safety” as a specious argument to why they are opposed to them. Perhaps BikingInLA author Ted Rogers said it best: “Why is it that people who oppose improving safety for bike riders always seem to stress how concerned they are about the safety of bicyclists, while doing […]

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Westwood Bike Lanes Spark Controversy

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The ongoing battle surrounding the proposed Westwood bike lanes was highlighted in an LA Times article published this week. Supporters argue that bike lanes will improve the safety of cyclists, especially in an area where 3,100 students, faculty and staff bike to UCLA every day. Up to 800 of these cyclists use Westwood Boulevard, according to […]

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