The Venice Neighborhood Council voted 13-3 in favor of a plan proposed by the Los Angeles Department of Transportation to improve safety for bicyclists and pedestrians while calming traffic on Main Street.
The neighborhood council also included two amendments: that the motion approval be made in concept only and the bike lane be widened six inches to five and a half feet in both directions.
According to planners, the ‘road diet’ calls for a reduction in traffic from four lanes to two on Main St. between Windward Circle and Rose Avenue. This will allow LADOT to create a bike lane on either side as well as a two-way turning lane in the middle of the road.
More information on the plan can be found here.