The City of West Hollywood will be hosting a WeHo Mobility Pop-up event on Monday, November 27, 2023, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., along Santa Monica Boulevard at Hilldale Avenue (Westbound) and at N. San Vicente Boulevard (Eastbound). The City and the West Hollywood Bicycle Coalition are teaming up to share information and opportunities for public input on mobility projects underway in the City while encouraging safe cycling by helping bicyclists light the way and be more visible during nighttime riding with free bike lights.
Bicycle lights will be given to people who have their bikes with them, on a first-come, first-served basis and supplies are limited. Other complimentary giveaways will be available to everyone, along with information available about several mobility projects underway in West Hollywood, as well as opportunities for public input. Projects represented will include the City’s ongoing Dockless Mobility and Autonomous Delivery Programs, City-operated transit services such as the West Hollywood Cityline and The PickUp, and new bikeways being designed concurrent with two related planning initiatives.
While riding a bike at night on a highway, sidewalk, or bikeway, California Vehicle Code § 21201(d) requires that your bicycle be equipped with a white light that is visible from a distance of 300 feet from the front and side of your bicycle. Alternatively, this white lamp can be attached to the bicycle rider, such as to a helmet, so long as it is still visible from 300 feet.
Additionally, your bicycle must be equipped with the following lights: a red reflector or solid or flashing red light with a built-in reflector on the rear of the bike that is visible from a distance of 500 feet when in front of headlights on a motor vehicle; a white or yellow reflector on each pedal, shoe, or ankle that is visible from both the front and rear of the bicycle at a distance of 200 feet; a white or yellow reflector on each side of the bicycle on the forward portion of the bicycle and a white or red reflector on each side of the bicycle on the rear portion of the bicycle.
For more information about mobility projects in the City of West Hollywood, please visit www.weho.org/mobility.