San Vicente Bl.
The San Vicente protected bike lane would:
a) provide a first/last mile solution to help people get to/from the Purple Line station or local trips without having to drive
b) move traffic and pollution away from homes on San Vicente Bl
c) maintain current level of accessibility for emergency vehicles through the area.
d) maintain driveway access
The end result would maintain two vehicle traffic lanes (the same configuration as streets like La Brea, Fairfax, Olympic, Pico, and most other major streets in Los Angeles), parking, and the median as is, while adding a curb side bike lane. It would also reduce the likelihood of speeding cars on San Vicente.
Here are some stats about traffic:
As an example, Pico has 2 vehicle traffic lanes in each direction whereas San Vicente has 3 currently. If San Vicente went down to 2, the street would still serve fewer cars at rush hour than Pico.
From a traffic count in the last few years:
At PEAK, Pico (at Burnside) carries 1,870 cars per hour Westbound and 1,759 cars per hour Eastbound
At PEAK, San Vicente (at Hauser) carries 1,622 cars per hour Westbound and 1,470 cars per hour Eastbound