Seven Cities Adopt Supporting Resolutions

As of Tuesday, October 5th 2010 all seven of the South Bay Bicycle Master Plan partnering cities adopted resolutions formalizing each cities' support of the project.  The support will come in the form of a staff and council liaison that will be available to provide input into the plan, help garner municipal support going forward and provide technical expertise.  As a result, the South Bay Bicycle Master Plan is sure to be one of the most well-informed master plan documents in our region! We thank the staff and council from the cities of El Segundo, Gardena, Hermosa Beach, Lawndale, Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach and Torrance for their continued support and enthusiasm.  We look forward to a successful partnership!...
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Hermosa Could Take Bike Lessons From Long Beach – From Hermosa Beach Patch.com

I have seen the future of Hermosa Beach transportation and one of the secrets to transforming not just this city, but all of the South Bay beach towns into healthier, wealthier and wiser places to live, work and play. I only had to ride my bike to Long Beach to witness it. I was part of a group of more than 50 riders from the Beach Cities Cycling Club and the South Bay Bicycle Coalition who left the South Bay at 8 a.m. on Saturday to pedal a carefully plotted route from Redondo Beach to downtown Long Beach where we were met by that city's mobility coordinator, Charlie Gandy. Gandy is a highly respected expert in community design, trail planning, pedestrian advocacy and everything about bicycles. Read the rest of the story on Hermosa Beach Patch.com...
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SBBC Volunteers Run Bike Corral At Redondo Beach Safety Fair – From Redondo Beach Patch.com

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...
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Charlie Gandy Talks to South Bay Riders on 2nd Street, Belmont Shore Long Beach

On Oct 2, 2010 56 riders from the Beach Cities Cycling Club and the South Bay Bicycle Coalition rode their bikes from Redondo Beach to Long Beach to meet with Charlie Gandy, the City of Long Beach Mobility Coordinator. We got a tour from Charlie of his city's bicycle infrastructure, and the inside story on how it got built and how well it works. Of particular interest was the green painted sharrow lane down 2nd Street in Belmont Shore. Charlie talked about that lane to our group after we rode it for ourselves. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLdIkR_-vR4...
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Our Local 10-10-10 Event – the South Bay PedalPalooza!

We are joining forces with the 350.org and pedaling to promote the South Bay Bicycle Master Plan to link the first 7 cities of the South Bay with bikeways: Redondo Beach, Manhattan Beach, El Segundo, Hermosa Beach, Torrance, Lawndale and Gardena. This is a great local alternative to the larger cicLAvia that is taking place the same day in LA.   Come out and join us!  Space is a little limited so please RSVP.  For more info and status updates please check the Up Coming Events page here....
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