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Bike Lanes And Movie Shoots, It All Comes Down To The Color

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(FOX 11 / AP) The Los Angeles City Council is scheduled to vote today on repainting bike lanes on Spring Street a darker, less reflective shade of green to appease the film industry.

Bike lanes along a 1.4 mile portion of the downtown street were painted a fluorescent green as part of a pilot program to make bike lanes more inviting and conspicuous to cyclists, but film industry representatives say the color is too reflective and can interfere with lighting during location shoots.

Spring Street's historic, urban look also makes it a popular on-screen stand-in for Chicago, Philadelphia, and New York streets. The green stripes are distinctive to Los Angeles, and can be expensive to remove digitally, according to film industry representatives.

The council will vote on whether to instruct the Department of Transportation to repaint the Spring Street lanes as quickly as possible.

The City Council may also discuss other design issues related to the pilot program. First Street in Boyle Heights also sports the bright green lanes.

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