Recap of the November 7th Manhattan Beach City Council Meeting

Recap of the November 7th Manhattan Beach City Council Meeting

Recap of the November 7th Manhattan Beach City Council Meeting We did it! On November 7th, 2017, the Manhattan Beach City Council passed legislation that will add sharrows to many streets in Manhattan Beach.  The South Bay Bicycle Coalition was instrumental in pushing this legislation through and we are overjoyed that it was passed. During the meeting, the president of the SBBC, Charlene Dipaola, gave a great speech on the need for sharrows in Manhattan Beach. She referenced the growing need for sharrows for schoolchildren and casual bicyclists. 11 miles of sharrows were approved by the city council, which means that about half of the South Bay Bike Master Plan was implemented. We also had a lot of residents show up and support the passing of this legislation. Without them, our argument would not have been as convincing as it was, so we thank all of them for coming. For more information on this event, visit the links below. Click here for a map of the proposed...
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November 7th City Council Meeting

November 7th City Council Meeting

November 7th City Council Meeting In the last 6 years, we have been pushing for different cities in the South Bay to implement safer routes to schools, parks, churches etc. Our goal is that ALL citizens feel safe in our cities with whatever mode of transportation they choose.   We are at a turning point with Manhattan Beach as the council is finally considering implementing more sharrows in the city. Based on a study from LA Department of Transportation: "Sharrows improved the interactions between drivers and bicyclists in a number of ways: drivers passed bicyclists at greater distances, drivers allowed a greater tailing distance when following behind a bicyclist, tailgated a bicyclist far less often, took fewer aggressive actions, and were less abusive towards bicyclists." --- read the study We need YOUR help to move this initiative forward! The city staff has recommended community outreach instead of implementation. We have already had community outreach 6 years ago when the Bike Masterplan was approved by Manhattan Beach Council. This will cost more than...
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