After months of hard work by a small, dedicated squad of South Bay Bicycle Coalition volunteers and a nimble and responsive team of elected officials on Friday morning, March 19 in downtown Los Angeles we got the great news that we’ve been awarded a $240,000 federal stimulus grant to fund creation of a Master Bicycle Plan for participating cities in the South Bay! The grant money is federal CDC funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and the grant is administered and awarded through the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.

Here’s some exclusive photos from Friday’s big announcement:

South Bay Bicycle Coalition members and County Officials upon awarding of the grant. From left to right: (unknown); Dr. Paul Simon Director, Division of Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health; Todd Dipaola, Chair South Bay Bicycle Coalition; Steve Diels, Councilman, Redondo Beach, Dr. Jonathan E. Fielding, Director of Los Angeles County Department of Public Health and the County Health Officer, and Supervisor Mark Ridley Thomas, LA County Supervisor, 2nd District (which includes Gardena and Lawndale)
From left to right: Jean Armbruster, Director Policies for Livable, Active Communities and Environments, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health; Louisa Franco, Policy Analyst, PLACE Progam, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health; Todd Dipaola, Chair South Bay Bicycle Coalition; Steve Diels, Councilman, Redondo Beach

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