LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A stretch of the Silver Lake District just got safer thanks to new bike lanes.

Councilmember Tom LaBonge announced the new bike lanes along Rowena Avenue during a Friday press conference in front of Fire Station 56.

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“This is a key element of Mayor Villaraigosa’s and the city council’s plan to make the city more bike-friendly where appropriate,” the councilmember said.

The lanes were pushed through after a pedestrian was killed last April while crossing Rowena Avenue near West Silver Lake Drive.

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The road changes are expected to be studied in three months to determine if any adjustments will need to be made.

“I think we’re gonna see a safer street for all users, not just for bicyclists. For motorists and for pedestrians and that’s the most important thing,” said Tim Fremaux with the Los Angeles Department of Transportation.

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Construction along the roadway took a little less than a year to complete.