LADOT is a proud partner in the Northeast LA Bicycle Friendly Business District (NELA BFBD) kickoff event: SHOP – RIDE – NELA Holiday Edition. The bicycle ride, led by C.I.C.L.E., will take place on Saturday December 13th, from 9:30am-12:30pm, and traverse 3.6 miles of Northeast LA’s most vibrant shopping corridors. The ride will meet at METRO’s Highland Park Gold Line Station and make shopping and dining stops at LADOT’s two local business-sponsored Bicycle Corrals: the York Bl Corral located at 5000 York Bl (sponsored by Cafe de Leche) and the Colorado Bl Corral soon to be installed at 2136 Colorado Bl (sponsored by Core Club). Riders of all ages and abilities are encouraged to join this leisurely ride!
“I’m proud that the City’s first Bicycle Friendly Business District is here in Northeast Los Angeles, including a large portion of Council District 14,” said Councilmember José Huizar. “Creating a safe and comfortable environment sets the table for an economically vibrant neighborhood. The addition of a bike corral on Colorado Boulevard compliments our improvements designed to increase safety, foot and bike traffic, while bringing more customers to local businesses. Those improvements include buffered bike lanes, the first three Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon pedestrian crosswalks in the City’s metro area and speed indication signs. A Big thanks to the bike corral sponsor, Core Club LA!”
The event has been spearheaded by the NELA BFBD Steering Committee of local stakeholders and represents a collaboration and partnership between businesses, the community, and the LADOT Bicycle Program. The primary goal of the partnership is to bring more people to local businesses by bicycle. The NELA BFBD does this by implementing bicycle infrastructure enhancements to the neighborhood like bike lanes, corrals, and repair stations; offering promotional incentives to people arriving by bicycle; and overall, encouraging customers and employees to take local trips to business corridors on bicycles rather than in cars.
LADOT General Manager Seleta Reynolds says, “We applaud our partners in the Northeast Los Angeles Bicycle Friendly Business District for their support of safe, beautiful streets that offer a wide variety of choices to people getting around the neighborhood. In particular, we celebrate the connection between strong local businesses and walkable, bikeable streets. Hope to see lots of people out on Saturday morning, December 13th, enjoying the SHOP RIDE – NELA Holiday Edition!”
When: December 13th
Meet: Highland Gold Line Station, 203 N Ave 58, Los Angeles
Time: 9:30 am arrive, depart 10:00 am, finish by 12:30 pm