BPAC Meeting Discussed Vision Zero, La Ballona SRTS Elenda Bikeway

Person places dot on Elenda Street board

More than 30 people attended the Culver City Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) meeting on November 16, 2017 to learn about a number of projects currently underway in Culver City. Before the bi-monthly BPAC meeting, the BPAP team held an Open House from 5:00 – 6:00 PM, where we shared the materials from the previous outreach event at La Ballona Elementary Fall Festival again, in case anyone wasn’t able to attend the first meeting.

The presentation boards, showed the overview of the Bicycle & Pedestrian Action Plan, Vision Zero and the High Injury Network (HIN), and the project around La Ballona Elementary, including a two-way protected bikeway along Elenda Street. After the 1-hour open house, the BPAC officially began their meeting, where the BPAP team provided a formal presentation of the projects, including public Question & Answer, followed by hearty discussion from the citizen-members of the BPAC.

The Vision Zero presentation was similar to the one given to Culver City City Council in early October, where the Councilmembers voted to instruct staff to move ahead with developing the Vision Zero goals and process. At the BPAC meeting, the members followed the lead of the Council and voted to adopt a 10-year goal of zero traffic deaths by 2028.  Vision Zero will return to the City Council in the coming months, and you can stay informed on the project and the rest of the BPAP by signing up for our mailing list.

After Vision Zero, the consultants presented on the proposed changes near La Ballona Elementary, including the proposed bikeway along Elenda Street. At the request of city staff, a more detailed parking study was completed and additional collision analysis was completed. The detailed numbers can be found in the presentation in our Documents Section. Overall, the parking study provided a more accurate number of existing parking spots, and the collision analysis detailed the high number of collisions along Elenda Street, including at least 3 injuries of school-aged children likely traveling home from school.

If you were unable to attend the meeting, we still want to hear from you. Please see our main page at CulverCity.BikePedPlan.com for numerous opportunities to provide feedback on existing and proposed street elements.

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