Councilmembers Bill Rosendahl and Ed Reyes joined the Department of Transportation General Manager Jaime de la Vega to celebrate a well deserved status for the City of Los Angeles.
The League of American Bicyclists recently designated the City a Bicycle Friendly Community at the Bronze level. This award is presented to communities with remarkable commitments to bicycling.
Rosendahl had this to say back when the City received the designation on October 18:
The conversation at City Hall has changed. A couple years ago, cyclists came to City Hall to make the case for more bicycling infrastructure and safer streets. The argument was compelling. I brought together the cycling community and the Los Angeles Police Department in a town hall to start a conversation about making our streets even safer. I worked to bring together the bike community and City staff to update the City’s bike plan. I worked with bike advocates to create the first in the nation Bike Anti-harrassment ordinance. Working collaboratively with City staff and advocates we have drafted new bicycle parking standards for private development. And I continue to work to make sure our expanding public transportation system is integrated with the our network of bike lanes. This is a positive moment to reflect on our accomplishments but I am just as driven, if not more so, to push this City to an even higher standard.
LADOT captured the celebration in this video which you can watch here:
A recap of the Bronze level announcement and reaction from the bike community can be found on LA Streetsblog.