Los Angeles Road Diet Watch: Where All of L.A.’s Protected Bike Lanes Are

os Angeles has protected bike lanes. Few and far between. But they are here.

For the uninitiated, protected bike lanes (sometimes called cycletracks) are European-style on-street bikeways that include some separation between bicycles and cars. Protected bikeways are safer than conventional bike lanes that put cyclists next to fast-moving cars. Conventional bike lanes tend to favor more confident, intrepid cyclists, while protected lanes are considered appropriate for everyone from “8 to 80” – essentially all ages.