North-south travel will soon be a lot easier for cyclists in the Florence and Broadway-Manchester neighborhoods.
In recent weeks, crews from LADOT and the Bureau of Street Services have repaved and restriped segments of both Broadway and Avalon Boulevard to include new segments of buffered and protected bike lanes.
The Avalon Boulevard lanes, which replaced automobile travel lanes, extend between 120th Street and Jefferson Boulevard. Streetsblog reports that the 6.3-mile corridor includes a mix of buffered and protected lanes with plastic bollards.
The project serves as a prelude to a more expansive $17.5-million improvement project planned for the 2.2-mile segment of Avalon between Manchester Avenue and 51st Street, which would add permanent infrastructure including concrete curb extension and pedestrian islands.
Less than one mile west on Broadway, crews recently resurface large segments of street and have restriped them to include bike lanes protected by a combination of parked cars and plastic bollards.
The lanes run along a roughly one-mile stretch of Broadway between Manchester in the north and Century Boulevard in the south.
Roughly 2.8 miles of Broadway and Manchester are slated to receive a more expansive suite of improvements - including upgraded sidewalks and nearly 500 street trees - through a $46-million project announced in 2019.