Department of Transportation ReferenceCouncil FileNos.:
Central City, SouthLos Angeles,Southeast LosAngeles
August 19, 2013
Public Hearing heldFebruary 14, 2013.
The project area is located in portions of the Central City, South Los Angeles, andSoutheast Los Angeles Community Plans. The project is located in the public rights-of-way along the sidewalk and roadway segments identified in the project descriptionbelow.
The Figueroa Streetscape Project (Proposed Project) consists of 4.5 miles of newbicycle facilities and streetscape improvements. The new bicycle facilities consists of three miles of a combination of new buffered bicycle lanes and cycle tracks along S.Figueroa Street, from 7
Street to Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard; a one-waywestbound buffered bicycle lane along six blocks of 11
Street, from Broadway toFigueroa Street; and new buffered bicycle lanes along Bill Robertson Lane betweenMartin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Exposition Boulevard. Cycle tracks are dedicatedbicycle lanes with additional separation form the adjacent travel lane. They are typicallyinstalled within the existing roadbed in the direction of adjacent traffic, either betweenthe curb and on-street parking, or separated from vehicular traffic lanes by physicalbarriers. Buffered bicycle lanes are similar to standard Class II bicycle lanes though withan additional painted buffered striping next to the adjacent travel lane. The Proposed Project also includes, where cycle tracks area installed, modified trafficsignals to provide separate bike signal heads combined with two-stage left-turn queuingspace at signalized intersections to allow bicyclists to safely turn left from FigueroaStreet onto perpendicular streets. Demarcations, using colored paint and signage, willbe provided through intersections and conflict zones, such as driveways or at otherpotential bicycle/vehicle and bicycle/pedestrian mixing areas. Outboard bus platformswould be constructed between the cycle tracks and travel lanes to facilitate boardingand alighting of passengers without requiring buses to cross or block the cycle tracks.