A cycling advocacy group plans on taking to the NoHo Arts District on two wheels Dec. 8 to promote a pair of bike lanes that could become a part of Lankershim Boulevard by next summer.
Ride Lankershim, a Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition campaign, is looking for people to join the 3.5-mile trek along Lankershim, Colfax Avenue, which already has bike lanes, and the Chandler Bikeway.
As part of the Bicycle Master Plan's goal of creating a safer environment for cyclists, the city is looking to remove a lane of northbound traffic on Lankershim from Ventura Boulevard to Chandler Boulevard and add bike lines on both sides of the street.
But Alek Bartrosouf, a campaign and policy manager with the bike coalition, says the bike lanes are about more than safety.
"The way NoHo is developing, the people that are coming to the neighborhood, it's more of a community oriented neighborhood," he said. "I think the way Lankershim is used does not lend itself to that community."
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The Ride Lankershim bike ride starts at 10 a.m. on Dec. 8. To RSVP, contact Bartrosouf at email@example.com or 213-629-2142.