Though the Expo Line lawsuits seem to have come to an end, bicycle advocates are concerned about bike trails in Cheviot Hills, reports LAStreetsblog.org publisher Damien Newton.
Thought LADOT and federal authorities and "Northvale 7" reached a settlement last year, cyclists are worried about access to the path.
The Westside Neighborhood Council and Council District 5, currently represented by Paul Koretz, will be provided with a presentation and a chance to weigh in on whether or not there should be an entrance to the bike path at Northvale and Dunleer Drive and whether or not the access should be 24 hours.
"The Westside Neighborhood Council isn’t exactly known for it’s support for transportation options," Damien stated. He noted that one member appeared on radio railing against Westwood bike lanes and highlighted Rancho Park Online member Calla Wiemer's report that Council seemed unreceptive to a floating bike lane program on Westwood.
Damien reported Cheviot Hills has a 20-year history of blocking access to public rights-of-way and cited the often locked Dunleer Footbridge as an example. The bridge, operated by the Cheviot Hills Homeowners’ Association, connects Cheviot Hills to Palms Park at Overland and National.
The predicted opening of the Expo Phase II Bicycle Path is summer 2015.