Monthly Archives: August 2013

Guess what seems to have reduced bicycle crashes in Long Beach by 70%?

Ever since installing sharrows in 2009, there has been a significant reduction of bicycle accidents in this area of Long Beach from a high of 43 in 2009 to 12 in 2012.  According to Long Beach City’s Bicycle Coordinator, Alan … Continue reading

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Just the facts – What Federal and County research says about Sharrows

It was a full house at a town hall meeting last night in Manhattan Beach as both City Staff and Police Chief Irvine educated the residents about Sharrows.  As over 50 cities have already proven, the painting of inexpensive Sharrows … Continue reading

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What a Sharrow does not do!

While Sharrows are becoming more and more popular throughout the United States as a way to create safer communities by reducing accidents, Sharrows, or “shared roads” sometimes it is easier to explain what Sharrows do not do: Sharrows effectively do … Continue reading

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Guess what Newport Beach City Council did within 30 days of two bicycle deaths?

After back to back bicycle deaths last year, Mayor Gardner led the Newport City Council to authorize the painting of sharrows as a first step to prevent further fatalities.  Why sharrows? Because it is one of the cheapest and easiest … Continue reading

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Safety through Education – the President of SBBC, leads the way!

Creating a safer city for bike riders of all ages requires not only more bicycle infrastructure (e.g., sharrows and bike lanes), but improved law enforcement, as well as educating children and adults alike how to ride their bikes safer.  Fortunately, … Continue reading

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59 bike collisions and one death – just in Manhattan Beach alone

From just 2008 – 2012, this was the figure provided to the South Bay Bicycle Coalition (SBBC) from the Manhattan Beach Police Department. Did you like this? Share it:Tweet

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