Voice Your Opinion to Make Lankershim a Great Street

(image from la.greatstreets.org)

If you’re a person who goes by Faith No More’s credo of “You want it all, but you can’t have it”, then you probably gave up on bike lanes on Lankershim a long time ago.

This has been a fight that has not made progress in a linear fashion and has been stamped with setbacks.

But all this hard work has paid off and has put us in position to reach our ultimate goal, we just need to finish the job.

The Great Streets project for Lankershim has reached the final stages of the planning process and the last steps needed is having your voice heard.


A before and after of what Lankershim could be.


If you’ve looked at the proposals, getting protected bike lanes on this stretch is a big deal and is an opportunity we can’t let slip through our hands.

The fact that Lankershim holds the Valley’s busiest transit hub, a number of vibrant business and is gaining more housing around its periphery having a viable option to getting around without finding a parking spot is imperative.


Riders testing out the protected lane pop up at the Great Streets event in December.


Starting this week, there will be a couple of meetings with presentations where you can voice your opinion, but the big meeting to be at is next week.

On Wednesday, April 12th, there will nighttime meeting at the Mid-Town NoHo Neighborhood Council Senior Citizen Center starting at 7pm which I will definitely be at that you should be at as well.



I’m sure no one has forgotten how popular CicLAvia was on Lankershim.


If you can’t make any of these four, you can also voice your opinion online by filling out the short form on the http://lagreatstreets.org/lankershim/ website.

I know people have put in a lot of work just to get some bike lanes, but this effort will make future efforts easier once people get to see its success.

Valley folk, there are very few occasions I make a call for action, but now is that time.