The Department of Transportation's Bikeway Engineering Group is responsible for the design and oversight of new bike path and bike lane projects throughout the City of Los Angeles. Utilizing the City's Bicycle Plan as a roadmap and the Bicycle Advisory Committee's guidance:
- New projects are selected for preliminary design
- Working with Council offices and community groups
- Funding sources are investigated and pursued
- Striping plans are developed, and/or civil design begins, in compliance with state and federal standards
- Bike lanes or sharrows are marked
- On construction projects (bike paths and Bike Friendly Stree, with the assistance of the Department of Public Work's Bureaus of Street Service and Engineering, a bid package is developed
- Bids are solicited and a contractor is selected for construction
- Bikeway construction begins!
The Los Angeles Department of Transportation, following the City's Bicycle Plan develops, seeks funding for, and engineers bikeways with the support of the Department of Public Works Bureaus of Engineering, Street Lighting, and Street Services.
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The "Bike Plan Implementation Team" was created as a program within the LA Bike Plan to help bike lanes, bike paths, and bicycle friendly streets get built. The main goals for the BPIT are threefold:
- Provide a consensus approach to implementation of the bike plan
- Serve as a trouble-shooting body for issues getting in the way of specific projects.
- Improve interdepartmental communication and public participation in implementing the bike plan.
The Bike Plan Implementation Team meets on the first Tuesday of every month. It is held at 2PM in City Hall, room 721 (in the City Planning Department's offices). For more info, visit the Bike Blog's BPIT page.