Action Alert: New Manhattan Beach Mobility Plan Deletes Bikeway Implementation Specifics

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The safety of cyclists in the South Bay needs your help! Please act now to preserve the progress that community members like you have worked toward for the last 7 years of the SBBC.

 The City of Manhattan Beach spent about 3 years and $150,000 towards a mobility plan aimed at moving all methods of transportation forward. The SBBC applauds the idea of a holistic approach to transportation, however the latest version has a critical flaw– it deletes actual streets and specific phases for new bikeways that were in the previous version.

In addition, all maps drawn to show new planned BIKEWAYS have been DELETED. This would be a huge step BACKWARD for a city that recently implemented two new bikeways (Rosecrans and Manhattan Ave)

3 Ways You Can Take Action:

  1. Attend the joint City Council/Planning Commission meeting this Thursday at 6pm Sharp. The city council only lets the public talk at the beginning of the meeting, make your voice heard as there is no chance to comment afterwards

  2. Email Council Members and Planning Commission who will be attending the meeting. Click Here our for suggested format.

  3. eComment on the meeting by 6pm November 18, Wednesday

Let city leaders know you are outraged that the City of Manhattan Beach would invest so much time and effort in a plan with no teeth, no streets named, and no firm commitments for new bikeways and pedestrian improvements. The city needs to show leadership, stop the cycle of endless studies, and take action like other cities on the South Bay and Los Angeles.

We need make our streets safer now!  ASK the council to commit to specific projects and timelines so that we can ride our bikes more safely..

Manhattan Beach is relying on you! #BikewaysNow

Download the Manhattan Beach mobility plan versions: June 2014November 2015

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