L.A.'s patchwork network of protected bicycle infrastructure could see another expansion, per a motion introduced by Los Angeles City Councilmember Heather Hutt.

In a motion brought forth at the December 1 meeting of the Council, Hutt calls for the L.A. Department of Transportation to report on the costs and feasibility of implementing either Class I or Class IV protected bike lanes along the roughly 3.1-mile stretch of Venice Boulevard between Arlington Avenue to the east and Fairfax Avenue to the west. Class II bike lanes are already located along much of the corridor.

"Venice Boulevard is a major east-west thoroughfare that connects the beach communities to Downtown Los Angeles," reads the motion. "This roadway is also part of the City's High Injury Network and one of the roughly six percent of streets that account for over 70 percent of severe and fatal injury collisions."

The item has been referred to the Council's Transportation Committee for consideration at a future meeting.

Venice Boulevard recently saw a similar upgrade of existing bike lanes along a roughly 2.5-mile stretch located further west past La Cienega Boulevard, which connects to the E Line's Culver City Station and the bike path which runs parallel to the right-of-way. Likewise, the segment sits not far from a 1.2-miles segment of bike lanes recently added to San Vicente Boulevard which terminates at La Brea Avenue - roughly a half-miles from where it intersects with Venice.

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