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Statement from Councilmember Huizar endorsing the transformation of Colorado Boulevard - June 7, 2013

Colorado Boulevard Bike Plan Moving Forward

Councilmember Huizar put his full support behind the Colorado Bike Lane plan after lengthy community discussion at three meetings, including two well-attended meetings sponsored by Council District 14.

After the second meeting at Occidental College in March yielded several community suggestions to improve the plan, Councilmember Huizar worked with the Department of Transportation to incorporate those suggestions and other improvements into the Colorado Bike Plan, which calls for bike lanes along Colorado Boulevard, and reducing six lanes of traffic to four - parking along Colorado Boulevard will remain, with the exception of few select spots.

"I want to first and foremost thank all the community members who came out to our meetings to express their opinions," said Councilmember Huizar, who moderated last week's final meeting on the Colorado Boulevard Plan at the Eagle Rock Center for the Arts. "For me, this is about much more than a bike lane. This improvement plan is designed to increase road safety, improve access to our local businesses and support increased pedestrian and bicycle use along Colorado Boulevard. With the added flashing safety lights at our Hermosa Avenue crosswalk, and the possibility of two additional crosswalks, and the widening of our median stripe lines to increase space so autos making a left-hand turn don't block traffic, we have a plan here that will benefit many needs and interests."

Traffic/safety upgrades include speed feedback signs as traffic approaches Dahlia Heights Elementary School, re-striping the medians to provide more room for left turns and the installation of crosswalks at Glen Iris Avenue and El Rio Avenue.

The Colorado Boulevard Bike Lane Plan also has the support of the Eagle Rock Neighborhood Council, TERA and the Take Back the Boulevard initiative - public comment at all three meetings yielded stronger support in favor of the lanes.

DOT also announced last week that they are completing the bike lanes soon on Eagle Rock Boulevard, which do not affect any additional traffic lanes.

Installation of the Colorado Boulevard Bike Lanes could begin as early as late summer. Councilmember Huizar intends to work with LAPD and DOT on a bicycle/auto safety plan to alert drivers to the rules of the road for bikes and cars.

Click here to see TERA's Position on the Conditional Use Permit Request for a Proposed 7-11 at 1507 North Tonawanda Avenue   



See the presentation from the Take Back the Boulevard public meeting (Sept 21, 2011) at the Women's Twentieth Century Club.

 

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Photos from TERA's Public Meeting 5/8/2011

TERA Summer 2011 newsletter (PDF)

Welcome

Welcome to TERA -- The Eagle Rock Association – an all-volunteer organization dedicated to improving the quality of life in the Eagle Rock community.

Eagle Rock is one of the most vital, creative and eclectic communities for living, working, playing and educational pursuits of any area in the city today.  For more than 20 years, TERA has served as a vigorous advocate, working to preserve and improve the great things we have here.  TERA’s advocacy is focused on beautification of our public areas and preservation of our historic resources, positive and appropriate commercial and residential land-use and planning, stable and safe neighborhoods, education on important local issues and fostering a sense of community through events, forums and public meetings.

Our membership is made up of residents, merchants, business and property owners who share a common appreciation for the unique qualities of Eagle Rock.  We welcome you to join with us at TERA to make Eagle Rock an even more enjoyable place to live, work, play and learn.



Center for The Arts, Eagle Rock

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