On August 1st and August 9th the Torrance Traffic Commission and Transportation Committee respectively, will be reviewing the South Bay Bicycle Master Plan and making their recommendations to Council.  This is a crucial step in seeing the plan successfully adopted in the City of Torrance. 

Now is your time to shine!  Please take a moment to email Ted Semaan, Staff Liaison to the Torrance Traffic Commission (TSEMAAN@torranceca.gov) or the Council Members on the Transportation Committee to encourage their support of the plan (Cliff Numark CNumark@torranceca.gov, Susan Rhilinger srhilinger@torranceca.gov, Tom Brewer tbrewer@torranceca.gov).  Feel free to use the template below. 

Stay tuned for information on important upcoming City Council review dates!

For Torrance residents, consider using this letter as your template:

Dear ______,
 
I understand that you have an opportunity to review the South Bay Bicycle Master Plan at an upcoming meeting.  I am writing to strongly urge you to support the approval of this plan in its entirety.  The plan addresses the safety, environmental and connectivity issues our city so greatly needs and reflects the community’s desires.  I also am aware that approval of this plan will open up the City to additional funding, which seems imperative in these trying times.
 
I am excited to see that Torrance has joined six other cities in this endeavor and am proud to be part of a community that is taking a necessary step forward.  I hope that we can be an example to the other six communities by demonstrating enthusiasm and support for this unique and important effort! 

For residents from other cities, consider using this option as your template:

Dear ______,
 
I understand that you have an opportunity to review the South Bay Bicycle Master Plan at an upcoming meeting.  I am writing to strongly urge you to support the approval of this plan.  The plan addresses the safety, environmental and connectivity issues our communities greatly need. 

As a resident of ______(your city’s name), I can confidently say that I would ride my bike to Torrance’s numerous amenities and spend more time in Torrance if there were improved bikeways, such as those being proposed by the South Bay Bicycle Master Plan.  I’m excited to see a plan that actually provides connectivity across seven of the South Bay cities and applaud Torrance for particpating in such a collaborative and effective effort.

I encourage you to support the South Bay Bicycle Master Plan and look forward to a more bike-friendly furture for Torrance!   

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