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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

How about this on your park trails?

This video was shot at a park near you (Canyonback Trail, Santa Monica Mountains).

Want this on your City park trails? If not, read this.

Because this actually highlights the real nature of hard core mountain biking, IMBA -- who has been far from forthright about what they do -- may pull this video. Check it out while you still can.

(GP Wayist says)   Before everyone gets their undies in an uproar, here is some up-to-date information on the process:

...City staff will take comments on the draft Bicycle Plan (which can be read on line at until January 8th, 2010.

After January 8th, staff will begin to prepare a revised Plan (including the maps) based on all of the input that has been received through the website, at workshops, in letters, e-mails, and on comment cards.  We anticipate releasing a staff report and a revised Draft Bicycle Plan in February 2010 and giving all interested parties two months to review the revised plan.  We will then hold 2 public hearings on behalf of the City Planning Commission (one in the Valley and one near downtown) to hear your comments on the revised Plan. 

Following the 2 hearings, the City Planning Commission will hold a public meeting in the spring to act on the revised plan.  Staff will provide the Commission with information about the comments made at the two public hearings and any additional proposed modifications based on input received. 

Following the City Planning Commission's action, two City Council committees will act on the City Planning Commission's recommendation for the Bicycle Plan:  the Planning and Land Use Management Committee (PLUM) and the Transportation Committee.  Their recommendations will then be considered by the full City Council.

Please contact Jordann Turner at 213 978-1379 if you have any questions.

Jane Blumenfeld
Acting Deputy Director
Los Angeles Department of City Planning
213 978-1272