Honoring our Bicycle Hero Julian Katz

Earlier this week the City Council of Hermosa Beach passed a resolution to dedicate the shared roadway “sharrow lane” from Herondo Street to 24th street as the “Julian Katz Bike Route” We thank everyone who came out to express their joy and kind words. Additionally, Rabbi Gila Katz, Julian’s wife, was in attendance to accept certificates from the offices of Senator Ben Allen and Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi.

For those who didn’t know Julian, Julian was a true gentleman with great passion for getting people out of their vehicles and onto the road with their bicycles. Julian had ridden his bike around the South Bay for more than 25 years. He pushed for a healthier and safer South Bay. He was a kind soul who could disagree with you without being disagreeable. At yesterday’s City Council meeting we were able to witness the impact that Julian has left on us and our South Bay community. Julians civic duty carries on with all of us here at the South Bay Bicycle Coalition and is a continuous source of inspiration. Those who were close to him expressed their gratitude and heart warming words. It was wonderful to not only see the folks who knew Julian attend the meeting in his honor but to also see all the folks who support us as an organization. As a coalition we continue to aspire to make the South Bay a safer and more enjoyable space for cyclist and to grow and expand on Julians vision, but as individuals we carry Julians work and commitment in our hearts. Thank you everyone once again for making this possible.

 

Hermosa Beach City Council resolution dedicating shared roadway “sharrow” in the number 2 lane on both sides of Hermosa Ave from Herondo to 24th as the Julian Katz Bike Route

Posted by South Bay Bicycle Coalition on Tuesday, February 12, 2019

 

 

“I will look forward to seeing those signs as I make my way around town and say I knew that person”

“I cannot thank you enough for honoring and recognizing Julian Katz”

“He’s in all of us and I attribute that to him”

 

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