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West Hollywood won’t add bike lanes to Fountain Avenue

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Always take Fountain ... unless you’re on a bike

La Cienega at Fountain Avenue.
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West Hollywood is becoming more bike-friendly with its new bike share system and some new bike lanes, but there’s one place it’s not looking to make room for cyclists: Fountain Avenue.

West Hollywood’s City Council voted unanimously on Monday not to put Fountain Avenue on a road diet, which would shaved the number of lanes available to cars from two to one to make room for bike lanes, reports WeHoville.

“If you were to narrow this to one lane, even at non-peak hours, that’s going to be a disaster,” said councilmember John Heilman, according to WeHoville.

The council did vote to put bike lanes on Willoughby, “an alternate east-west path.” They will link up to existing ones on the stretch of road in the city of Los Angeles’s territory.

It also voted to look into finding ways to make car traffic move quicker on Fountain, including, potentially, eliminating street parking on some “narrow” portions of the street.