Biking In Culver City
The 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 providing more on-street bike lanes each year to assist bikers get around town more easily and safely and connect with public transportation.
We also have active improvement projects to provide Culver City residents and students with safer routes and safety programs to teach how to bike and walk safely and confidently.
Bicycle and Pedestrian Action Plan
The City of Culver City Public Works Department is responsible for developing and implementing the Culver City Bicycle and Pedestrian Action Plan, which was adopted by the City Council in 2020 and guides City mobility improvements.
Learn more about and view the Bicycle and Pedestrian Action Plan.
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.
Culver Boulevard Bike Path is a short rail-trail located in a nicely landscaped median park in Culver City and Los Angeles.
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.
Culver City offers educational programs to help adults and children build safety skills and habits as pedestrians and bicyclists. Students are encouraged to walk or ride to and from school through school-based activities and programs.
The City is working has recently completed or is working on multiple mobility safety improvement projects.
Bicycle Traffic Signals
Several bicycle signal have been installed along Culver and Washington Boulevards as part of the Move Culver City Project.
Section 4D.104 of the California Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (CA-MUTCD) allows for the use of bicycle signal faces at signalized intersections. 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, and when the bicycle light is red, a cyclist should stop as other vehicle movements (right and left turns across the bike path) are allowed.
The City has installed over 100 bike racks in locations that were recommended by the 2010 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.
Learn about how to request a bike rack at a location in Culver City
Bike Share in Culver City
The Culver City Shared Micromobility Program allows Culver City residents and visitors to rent dockless e-scooters and e-bikes from permitted private operators.
Learn more about the Shared Micromobility Program
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 and other rider information
- 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.
- 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.