West Hollywood will celebrate the completion of new bicycle lanes on Fairfax Avenue with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and inaugural bike ride on Thursday.
It will begin at 11 a.m. at Hollywood Electrics, 901 Fairfax Ave. near Willoughby. The ceremony will mark the opening of a continuous link between Hollywood Boulevard and Melrose Avenue for cyclists traveling in both directions along Fairfax Avenue. After the ceremony, at 11:30 a.m., the West Hollywood Bicycle Coalition will lead a “loop ride” on the new lanes.
The event will also provide an opportunity for a preview demonstration of the city’s upcoming bike share program, WeHo Pedals, which is scheduled to launch this Summer. The program and the demonstration will be operated by CycleHop,LLC. Users will be able to find bike share bicycles near transit stops, businesses and other major destinations within the City of West Hollywood. The system will also be linked to the Westside Regional Bike Share program, which includes the cities of Santa Monica and Beverly Hills, and will provide combined access to more than 1,000 bikes.