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.READ MORE: Thousands Attend Procession Carrying Remains Of 20-Year-Old Lance Cpl. Kareem Nikoui, Killed In Kabul, To Riverside Mortuary
“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.READ MORE: Robert Durst, New York Real Estate Scion, Convicted Of 1st Degree Murder In Death Of Longtime Friend Susan Berman
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.MORE NEWS: Stars Show Out To Celebrate Emmy Nominations Ahead Of Big Show
Construction along the roadway took a little less than a year to complete.