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News Release

Monday, March 28, 2011

Media Relations

Bicycle Lanes to Enhance Local Community

WHAT:            
Press Conference - Life Lanes Bicycle Safe Passage Project

WHEN:    
Saturday, March 26, 2011
10 a.m.

WHERE:    
Watts Labor Community Action Committee Center
10950 South Central Avenue
Los Angeles

WHO:     
Watts Labor Community Action Committee
Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department Commander Eric Hamilton

WHY:    
The Watts Labor Community Action Committee (WLCAC) and the East Side Bike Riders Association (ESBRA) will be providing details of their latest project: Life Lanes, a Safe Passage Project. With the support of the Los Angeles Police Department, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and the California Highway Patrol, this project will provide the residents of Watts with greater mobility through an outdoor recreational activity in a safe and convenient environment.

Life Lanes will provide designated bicycle lanes while providing educational programs modeled after the Bicycle Education and Registration (BEAR) program that was developed by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.   

The Life Lanes route will follow Central Avenue north to 92nd Street; east to Wilmington Avenue; south to Imperial Highway; and west to Central Avenue.  Expansion of the program is planned for the future.  

CONTACT:    
For more information please contact Sergeant Emada Castillo, LAPD Operations-South Bureau at 213-485-4251.