Bicycle Pedestrian Master PlanDevelopment of the BPMP
In July 2008, the City was awarded a grant from the LA County Department of Public Health’s Policies for Living, Active Communities and Environments
(PLACE) Program to fund the creation of its first Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan (BPMP). In order to help ensure community participation in all steps of the BPMP development, the City Council created a Public Advisory Committee (PAC) consisting of residents, business owners, and other interested parties. Over the next roughly two years, the City worked closely with the PAC, Alta Planning and Design
, LA County Bicycle Coalition
, and the community to develop the BPMP.
Approval of the BPMP
The City Council approved the BPMP on November 8, 2010, and Caltrans subsequently determined it to be complaint with the Bicycle Transportation Account (BTA) criteria in 2012. Click here to download the BTA-compliant version of the approved BPMP. Click here to download the Design Guide and Public Comments attachments to the approved BPMP
Implementation of the BPMP
Recently Completed Facilities
- Bike Lanes on Washington Place between Albright Avenue and Tilden Avenue/Washington Boulevard installed in October 2010 (included in street resurfacing project).
- Bike Lanes on Bentley Avenue between Venice Boulevard and Washington Place installed in July 2011 (included in street resurfacing project).
- Bike Route/Shared Lane Markings (sharrows) on Wesley Street, Higuera Street, Lucerne Avenue, Irving Place, A Street, and Van Buren Place installed in June/July 2011 to provide a connection between East Culver City and the Expo Bike Path to the Downtown Culver City and Linwood E. Howe Elementary School (funded by PLACE grant).
- Pedestrian signal at Buckingham Parkway/Sumner Way and a traffic signal at Washington Boulevard/McLaughlin Avenue installed in January 2011 (funded by Developer Fees and Gas Tax, respectively).
- 450 pedestrian countdown heads at 64 intersections installed in October 2011 (funded by Community Development Block Grant).
- Pedestrian signal at Washington Boulevard/Boise Avenue completed in June 2012 (funded through Gas Tax, Community Development Block Grant, and Community Improvement Funds).
- First bike corral in Culver City was placed in a converted motor vehicle parking spot on Washington Boulevard between Madison Avenue and Jean Place in July 2012 (funded by PLACE grant and constructed by City staff).
- Bicycle lanes on Sawtelle Boulevard from approx. Sepulveda Boulevard to the City boundary near Ballona Creek in December 2012 (funded by the Sunkist Park/Playa Vista Mitigation Fund).
- Bike Lanes, sidewalks, traffic signal, crosswalks and curb extensions at or near the entrance to the Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook State Park at the Jefferson Boulevard/Hetzler Road intersection in December 2012/January 2013. Funded by a grant from the Baldwin Hills Conservancy and City matching funds.
Coordination with Neighboring Cities
- Bicycle and pedestrian improvements in the vicinity of Linwood E. Howe Elementary School. Funded by a State Safe Routes to School grant and City matching funds. Currently in design phase. Anticipated completion: 2013.
- Bicycle and pedestrian education, encouragement, enforcement, and evaluation efforts at Culver City schools. Funded by a Federal Safe Routes to School grant. Grant implementation will occur thru 2016.
- Safety and access-related pedestrian improvements at intersections along major arterials with high transit and pedestrian activities. Funded by Metro grant and Measure R. Currently in design phase.
- Sharrows on Sepulveda Boulevard between Culver Boulevard and the City boundary south of Culver. Anticipated completion: February 2013.
- Bike rack installations. Funded by a Bicycle Transportation Account grant.
- Working with the Westside Cities Council of Governments (Cities of Culver City, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Santa Monica and West Hollywood) to coordinate bike infrastructure and education efforts regionally.
For more information on the City’s Safe Routes to School Program, contact Gabriel Garcia by email
or at (310) 253-5633 or click here
For more information on the City’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan, contact Helen Kerstein at (310) 253-5618 or by email