The Eagle Rock Chamber of Commerce released the results Monday of a survey it conducted of whether or not business owners along Colorado Boulevard support the Los Angeles Department of Transportation’s installation of bike lane on the thoroughfare or if they prefer “sharrows”—lanes shared by both automobiles and bicycles.
Respondents were also given the option of offering their own ideas for installing bike lanes.
Of the 108 responses received, 43.5 percent said they wish to retain Colorado as it is, without the addition of bike lanes, according to Chamber Vice President Allen Yap, who informed members of the organization about the vote in an e-mail blast Monday.
Just 17.5 percent of respondents opted for the installation of a bike lane in both directions of the boulevard, while 28.7 percent preferred sharrows—an option that is not part of the city’s 2010 Bicycle Master Plan.
Slightly more than10 percent of respondents abstained from participating in the survey or were undecided on the issue, Yap said.
The survey was conducted by a Chamber volunteer who walked both sides of Colorado Boulevard from Loleta Avenue to the Glendale 2 freeway bridge from May 6 to May 10, Yap said, adding that the survey was an “an effort to assure that we were correctly representing the feelings of Colorado Boulevard businesses in Eagle Rock.”
The survey follows a unanimous 17-0 vote by the Chamber’s executive board on March 26, opposing bike lanes in Eagle Rock.