Community Invited To Try Out Roxbury Drive Protected Bike Lane
“Protected” and “bike lane” are two words that go nicely together. But still bring a helmet.
On Sunday, July 25, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the city of Beverly Hills is inviting cyclists to ride over to Roxbury Drive to test out a protected bike lane proposed to run southbound on Roxbury Drive, next to Roxbury Park.
As part of its Complete Streets Plan, a recently adopted initiative to make city streets more friendly to cyclists and pedestrians, the city is considering adding a protected bike lane to the segment of Roxbury Drive south of Olympic Boulevard alongside the park. On July 25, the city is presenting the community with a simulated version of the lane, which will be protected from traffic by temporary signs, markers, and planters. Cyclists are encouraged to ride through the lane and share their thoughts on its safety, aesthetics, and functionality.
The Complete Streets Action Plan, adopted by the City Council on April 20, identified the segment of Roxbury Drive as a high priority due to its width and ability to connect with existing bike lanes without reducing parking spacing or compromising vehicular lanes.
The City Council will review the feedback and findings from the demonstration as they consider a plan for a one-year-pilot project. For more information, contact the Public Works Department at 310-285-2467 or email AskPW@beverlyhills.org.