Victory! The LA City Planning Commission voted unanimously last week to preserve the Westwood bike lanes provision of Mobility Plan 2035.
Of the 32 people who offered public comment on implementing bike lanes on Westwood, 27 voiced their support, pointing to its many benefits, the most important of which is the safety of bicyclists, motorists and pedestrians.
According to Streetsblog LA, Koretz testified that the protected bike lanes would be "pretty dangerous," calling the thousands of bicyclists who use Westwood every day (UCLA staff and students alike) "aggressive people." Opponents lamented that the bike lanes would increase traffic and make it less safe for motorists and bicyclists, despite numerous studies to the contrary.
Check out our full coverage of the Westwood bike lane tug-of-war.
Mobility Plan 2035 now awaits approval from City Council before landing on the mayor's desk for its final checkpoint.