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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Los Angeles City Council approves plan to add bike lanes


August 11, 2015

A bike lane is shown in this file photo.

The Los Angeles City Council approved a 20-year mobility plan Tuesday aimed at encouraging Angelenos to walk, bike or use public transportation when getting around the city.

The Mobility Plan 2035, championed by Councilmen Mike Bonin and Jose Huizar, was approved 12-2. It calls for adding about 300 miles of protected bike lanes and increasing housing density, despite objections from some that it may worsen traffic and increase response times.

The plan is expected to help the city obtain grants to help pay for proposed changes. Future projects will still need to be individually approved.

"While the automobile remains a vital part of our transportation future, so too is our goal to make our roads safer, more efficient and accessible with increased public transportation, pedestrian and bike-focused options. Mobility Plan 2035 does just that," Huizar said in a statement.

About 47 percent of trips taken in the city are less than 3 miles. Of those trips, 84 percent are taken by car, according to city officials.