SBBC members Steve Montalto (behind the table) Jim Hannon (seated under the SBBC banner) and Monica Van de Wouw (standing in orange jersey next to banner)

I attended the Redondo Beach Police Department’s 2010 Annual Public Safety Fair at Civic Center yesterday afternoon as a volunteer with the South Bay Bicycle Coalition’s bike corral service.  I was there to help provide a safe and easy place to park your bike and to do some outreach on behalf of the South Bay Bicycle Master Plan, for which Redondo Beach is the lead city.

As always, I’m focused on cutting our pollution and greenhouse gas emissions here in the South Bay by encouraging people to take advantage of our typically great bike riding weather and use their bicycles instead of their cars whenever they can.

It was heartening to see so many kids turn out with their bicycles for the bike rodeo and safety lessons the RBPD offered.  As a bicycle advocate I know how important it is that our children have safe, easy places to ride and that they get confidence that encouragement from their heroes, the police men and women gives them.

Read the rest of the story and see the hostage rescue video at Redondo Beach Patch.com

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