Workshops a Success…Now Comes the Hard Part

With an aggressive round of seven community open houses officially done, I am proud to report that they were a smashing success!  Upwards of 300 community members across our seven partnering cities joined us to share their knowledge and experiences as both cyclists and motorists in the South Bay. We heard about the various challenges that we all face on our streets.  Workshop participants ranged from the experienced and confident to the hesitant and skeptical; and thus we collected a broad range of opinions.  Our consultant, Alta Planning + Design, will spend the next few months compiling all the data collected, analyzing our streets and subsequently proposing a series of interconnected bikeways across our region.  A DRAFT of the master plan with associated policy language and signage will be available at the end of April.  A second round of workshops featuring the draft will occur in May. Next to getting 300 people to enthusiastically spend a weekday evening learning about a bike...
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It’s Time for YOU to Weigh in on the Bicycle Plan – from Redondo Beach Patch.com

Our very own Joe Galliani has been there from the inception days of the South Bay Bicycle Coalition, which truth be told wasn't really all that long ago.  It all started with just a handful of bicycle advocates in late 2009 and is now a larger handful of advocates, with a $240K grant for preparing a Master Bike Plan for the South Bay.  Joe tells the story in this Green Zone column for Redondo Beach Patch.com and includes a video interview with Marissa Christiansen, Master Plan Initiative Director for the South Bay Bicycle Coalition.  Hear what she has to say about why YOU should attend one of the Master Plan Community Open Houses....
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