Last night, Tuesday October 18th, marked the second major milestone in the approval process for the South Bay Bicycle Master Plan. The Redondo Beach City Council unanimously voted to adopt the bike plan AND to get it implemented in 12 years instead of the suggested 20! Redondo Beach is the second city after El Segundo to adopt the South Bay Bicycle Master Plan. Next up: Hermosa Beach (Oct. 25th), followed by Lawndale, Gardena, Manhattan Beach and Torrance in November.
Watch the Redondo Beach City Council meeting here: http://redondo.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=2&clip_id=232
The City of Redondo Beach has been a constant leader in the South Bay’s bike movement. Long before the fruition of the South Bay Bicycle Master Plan, the City development its own (non-BTA compliant) bicycle plan and won $1.5M from the Metro Call for Projects. More recently, the City Council voted to dedicate 10% of its Measure R funding to bike infrastructure, amounting to $58,000 for FY 2012.
When the opportunity arose to win a grant that would fund the South Bay Bicycle Master Plan, it was the City of Redondo Beach that stepped up as the Bicycle Coalitions’ municipal partner on the grant application, and has been the City that’s housed yours truly for the past year-and-a-half. For these reasons we are extremely optimistic that the City of Redondo Beach will continue to lead the way in bike plan implementation.
With heartfelt gratitude and enthusiasm, we thank the cities of El Segundo and Redondo Beach!