Biking In Culver City

Children bikingThe City Of Culver City is a great place to ride bikes and the City is working to make it even better. We have three popular bike paths and are striping more on-street bike lanes to help people get around town more easily. We also have an active Safe Routes to School program to help Culver City students learn how to bike and walk safely and confidently. On your next trip to work, school, or around town, consider biking!

The City of Culver City Public Works Department is responsible for implementing the Culver City Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan, which was adopted by the City Council in 2010. (You can read the approved Bicycle Pedestrian Master Plan here(PDF, 9MB).) For questions about the City’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Program, please contact the Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator Naomi Iwasaki,, at (310) 253-5616.

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Bike Paths 

  • The Ballona Creek Bike Path follows the channelized Ballona Creek for 7 miles, from Syd Kronenthal Park in east Culver City (National Boulevard) to the Pacific Ocean, where it connects with the Santa Monica Beach and South Bay Bike Path. 
  • The Culver Boulevard Bike Path is a short rail-trail located in a nicely landscaped median park in Culver City and Los Angeles.
  • The Expo Bike Path runs parallel to the Metro Expo Line from Los Angeles to Santa Monica. It makes a convenient connection from the Ballona Creek Bike Path to both the La Cienega and Culver City Expo Line stations.

Safe Routes to School Program

  • Bicyclist Educational programs to help children in grades K-8 build safety skills and habits as pedestrians and bicyclists.
  • Students are encouraged to participate and walk or ride to and from school through planned school-based activities, programs, contests and prizes.
  • For information on walking, biking, skating, scooting, and carpooling to school, visit the Culver City Walk & Rollers website.
  • To get involved with the City’s Safe Routes to School Program, please contact Jim Shanman at (310) 869-3723.

Bicycle Traffic Signals on Culver and Washington Boulevards 

Bike SignalSection 4D.104 of the California Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (CA-MUTCD) allows for the use of bicycle signal faces at signalized intersections.  Several bicycle signal have been installed along Culver and Washington Boulevards as part of the Move Culver City project. 

Per the CA-MUTCD, the bicycle signal face shall not be in conflict with any other motor vehicle movement at the traffic signal, including right turn on red.  This means that when the bicycle light is green, a cyclist has an exclusive, protected phase to proceed through the intersection.  When the bicycle light is red, this means a cyclist should stop as other vehicle movements (right and left turns across the bike path) are allowed.  For additional information please contact

Bike Lanes and Safety Projects (Since 2010)

  • 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).Walk and Roll event participants
  • 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.
  • Sharrows on Sepulveda Boulevard between Culver Boulevard and the City boundary south of Culver Boulevard in February 2013.
  • Bike lanes and Sharrows on Washington Boulevard from Sepulveda Boulevard to the western city limit in May 2016.
  • Bike turn lane at Duquesne Avenue and the Ballona Creek Bike Path in May 2017.
  • Bike lanes on Duquesne Avenue from Washington Boulevard to Lucerne Avenue in August 2017.
  • Read the approved Bicycle Pedestrian Master Plan(PDF, 9MB)

New Bike Parking Throughout the City

  • The City has installed over 100 bike racks in locations that were recommended by the Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan and members of the public.
  • The City invites businesses and residents to request a bike rack wherever one is needed. To request a bike rack, please contact Christopher Evans.

Bikes on Culver City Buses

  • All Culver City Buses are equipped with bike racks and they are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. If the bike rack is full, please wait for the next bus.
  • Only foldable bikes are allowed inside buses.
  • Learn more about Culver City Bus bike racks.

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