Training to be a Bike Counter

Thanks to all of you who turned out this morning at 11am for our bike counting training session at the Redondo Beach library.  Jessie Holzer from Alta Planning + Design did a great job going through the easy-to-understand instructions with us and we captured the session on video to share with you here.  If you missed the live training, or would just like a reminder check out this six minute video for everything you need to know. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7-Lxg4r_QE There's still time to volunteer to be a bike counter if you'd like to help us! Here's the link to sign up: http://www.volunteerspot.com/login/entry/11023456340771940100 If you've got any questions about the bike count you can contact Jessie at jessieholzer@altaplanning.com ...
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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Become a Bike Count Expert!

SBBC Volunteers, Here is your chance to gain some free bike planning expertise! We are recruiting volunteers to conduct the bike counts for our South Bay Bike Master Plan. This data is vital to our Master Plan...we need your help! Please follow the link to sign up. See below for more info. http://www.volunteerspot.com/login/entry/11023456340771940100 Our consultant will be hosting a 1 hour training session on Saturday, October 30th at 11:00 in Redondo Beach (exact location TBA). You will learn how to conduct a valid bike count from the experts at Alta Planning + Design. You'll then be ready to go out into the field and conduct these very important counts. The bike counts themselves will be conducted on Thursday, November 4th from 3:00-6:00pm and Saturday, November 6th from 10:30am-1:30pm. Locations will be assigned to volunteers at the October 30th training and will span our seven cities: El Segundo, Gardena, Hermosa Beach, Lawndale, Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, Torrance. We ask that...
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Public Forum – Sharrows on Hermosa Ave

A reminder - tomorrow, Wed Oct 20th at 7:00 PM is the Public Works Commissions public forum to discuss the sharrows that have been placed on Hermosa Ave and the potential (and planned) expansion of sharrows to other locations in Hermosa.  As of Monday, the Commission has received input from around 20 people in advance of the meeting and the results are fairly mixed with 35% in favor, 40% against and the remainder neutral.  We need active engagement of the cycling community in the discussions as well as strong support for this key initiative so please attend if you can (and bring supporters as well).   If you can not attend the forum, please submit your comments to the commission at bikemasterplan@hermosabch.org or call the Public Works Dept. directly at (310) 318-0214. Thanks and we look forward to seeing you there. Details are found: http://e-govmail.com/jbin/pages/Bike_Lane_Meeting_Oct_10/index.htm...
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South Bay Metro Green Line Extension Community Meetings

There's another great opportunity for the South Bay's bike advocates to voice their opinions the growth and support of mixed mode transport.  Please follow the link below to see the announcement about the upcoming Metro Green Line extension community meetings: South Bay Metro Green Line Extension Meeting Flyer How the Metro's extension fits into bike planning: Creating a more bike-friendly South Bay means incorporating all modes of transportation.  If you've visited Portland, New York or any number of European cities you know that an abundance of public transportation are more easily navigated by bike.  Multiple forms of connectivity allow pedestrians and cyclists to navigate large regions more conveniently, help decrease automobile dependence and ultimately make adding bike infrastructure easier.  Not to mention, a rail line provides a perfect location for an adjacent bike lane. We hope you'll join us at one of the meetings below. Wednesday, October 20th, 2010, 6-8pm Nakano Theater 3330 Civic Center Dr, Torrance, CA 90503 Thursday, October 21st, 2010, 6-8pm Lawndale Christian Church 4234 W 147th St, Lawndale,...
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October Monthly Meeting Postponed – Come to the Hermosa Beach Forum on Sharrows

Our regularly scheduled monthly meeting which was to have taken place on Tuesday, October 19 is being postponed this month so that our members can instead attend an important meeting the following night in Hermosa Beach. We ask you to please join us at the Wednesday, October 20 public forum on bike Sharrows in Hermosa Beach.  The forum is being hosted by the Hermosa Beach Public Works Commission at  7 p.m. in City Council Chambers to determine the success of the bicycle sharrows implemented on Hermosa Avenue earlier this year.  We urge all members of the cycling community to weigh in on this key issue. The Public Works Commission also hopes to assess the potential of adding sharrows to other major Hermosa roadways with the help of riders and residents' input.  The following questions will assist in the discussion: • If you are a cyclist, do you feel safer with the sharrows on the road? • If you are a motorist,...
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PedalPalooza Pumps Up South Bay Cyclists – from Hermosa Beach Patch.com

... Those of us who were riding through the five beach cities had the easy route. From RAT Beach in Torrance to Redondo Beach, we were on the beach bike path. The day was tailor-made for a coastal bike cruise. No wonder El Segundo Mayor Eric Busch and his wife Andrea rode their electric bikes down to join us from the start. As we reached each new city limit line we picked up more riders.  Councilman Duclos joined us at Hermosa Avenue and 35th Street. So did Redondo Beach City Councilman Steve Diels who had his young son in the seat behind him. More riders joined us in El Segundo as we tackled the only hill on our route heading up Grand Avenue from the beach. We reached Main Street at the same exact moment as our east-to-west riders were arriving from Gardena and Lawndale. They were rolling in with a sheriff's department escort of...
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