Success in Commission…Now Comes the Final Push with City Councils

Last Tuesday marked a monumental milestone for the South Bay Initiative; we made it through the eleven different Commissions across all seven cities! With the exception of one, all of the Commissions unanimously recommended that their City Council approve the South Bay Bicycle Master Plan. And even that one exception still gave us a majority vote to approve the plan; but one of the Commissioners didn’t seem to understand the importance of a bike friendly future for their city...can't win them all, I suppose.  The Commissions all had various questions, concerns and considerations that were heavily weighed and discussed before they moved to recommend plan approval. Among the most commonly approached topics are the following: Question: How will this remain a coordinated regional effort? Answer: Once the plan is adopted, it becomes a city document. This means that each city is in charge of its own implementation. The plan outlines several proposed policies that outline different mechanisms for continued regional coordination. One of the...
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Torrance Transportation Commission votes to move the plan forward. Let’s keep the momentum going!

Last week the South Bay Bicycle Coalition announced, with great excitement, that we had received the support of three Manhattan Beach Commissions, Parks and Recreation, Planning and Parking and Public Improvement, who came together and UNANIMOUSLY voted to recommend the Bicycle Master Plan to the city council.  Feeling encouraged, we went into our next commission meeting hopeful that we would be met in Torrance with similar excitement.  Today, we are happy to report that the Torrance Transportation Commission also unanimously voted to move the plan forward City Council’s Transportation Subcommittee.   The plan will be presented to the subcommittee on Tuesday, September 13th, and ultimately to the entire city council, whose vote is the last step in the city’s process of adopting the plan.   Torrance is the largest South Bay city affected by the plan and the support of their Transportation Commission is very significant as 76.9 of the 213 proposed miles of bikeway will be implemented in the city of...
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