7th Street Bike Lane Campaign

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After working to ensure that the City of Los Angeles' 2010 Bicycle Plan included corridors utilized by low-income bicycle users, City of Lights partnered with the Bus Riders Union, CARECEN, and the Korean Workers Center to campaign for the installation of a bike lane on 7th Street through MacArthur Park. We believed that the best way for the plan to be equitable was to prioritize implementation in communities like MacArthur Park.

The campaign culminated in a press conference with then-Councilmember Ed Reyes (CD-1) on September 7, 2011. For the press release, Reyes commented that, "By eliminating a car lane in favor of a bike lane we, as a city, are solidifying our commitment to the bicycle as not only a recreational vehicle, but as a legitimate form of daily transportation. That is what is most significant about today's announcement."