Steel yourself, Beverly Hillsers: construction on the city's first two bike routes is about to begin. On Monday, work will start on bike lanes on either side of Burton Way from Crescent Drive to the city's eastern border, where they will connect to LA's bike system. On the western end, the lane will lead into a new bike route with sharrows (those painted markings) on Crescent between Wilshire and Park Way, and a full-on bike lane north of Park Way up to Sunset, says Beverly Hills Patch. When the one-year pilot program was approved last year, it was estimated that it would cost between $65,000 and $80,000 to implement. The city will monitor the routes over the next year, and is also planning on beefing up the number of bike racks available around town. The BH bike plan may not have set complete streets fans' hearts aflutter last year when three routes (but no protected lanes) were proposed, but hey, you gotta start somewhere.
· Beverly Hills Pilot Bike Project to Begin With Installation of Two Routes [BHP]
· Beverly Hills Scales Back Already Sort-of-Weak Bike Plans [Curbed LA]