Cycling Cities for Los Angeles
The COVID-19 pandemic has further revealed access and mobility inequities in Los Angeles that have been present for decades. Safe, affordable non-car transport options, like cycling, have not been prioritized which limits access for those without a car and contributes to congestion, air pollution, and collisions that affect all Angelenos.
People of all backgrounds cycle in Los Angeles and more would consider cycling if they had access to safe routes. The future of Los Angeles depends on investing in local neighborhoods and providing safe, affordable alternatives to a private car.
Los Angeles County Bike Coalition (LACBC), Streets for All, and Streets are for Everyone (SAFE), join ITDP and 28 cities throughout the Global South in calling for 25 million more people near safe cycle lanes by 2025 as part of the global Cycling Cities campaign. We believe Los Angeles can continue to permanently redesign streets and adopt key policies to become more cycle-friendly.
ITDP’s Cycling Cities Campaign aims to provide governments, planners, advocates, and others the tools to make cycling a safe and affordable transportation option in cities worldwide. Composed of a global coalition of cities, civil society organizations, and private sector partners, ITDP’s Cycling Cities Campaign calls for 25 million more people near safe cycle lanes by 2025.