Caving to pressure from the film industry, the LA City Council directed the LADOT to remove the green paint from the Spring Street bike lane in Downtown LA. (This is in contrast to simply letting the green paint chip away, which has been a problem for this particular bike lane since its inception.) However, the buffered space adjoining the lane will remain. A previous study revealed that bike usage increased, especially during the weekends, when the new bike lane was painted on Spring Street, both buffered and green. How safe and inviting the Spring Street bike lane will be just as a buffered lane remains to be seen.