What I Learned at the Great South Bay Bike Count of 2010 – from Redondo Beach Patch.com

When I bought my first bike as an adult back in 1991 the salesman at the bike shop asked me what kind of helmet I wanted."Oh, I don't need a helmet," I told him. "The bicycle and other accessories are already costing me enough." The salesman smiled and nodded and said, "Sure, no problem.  What did you say you do?" "I'm a writer and a creative director," I proudly told him. "Oh, so you use this," he said pointing at his cranium. "To make a living." It only took me about a millisecond to get it and say, "Show me where those helmets are." Read the rest of the story on Redondo Beach Patch.com...
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Training to be a Bike Counter

Thanks to all of you who turned out this morning at 11am for our bike counting training session at the Redondo Beach library.  Jessie Holzer from Alta Planning + Design did a great job going through the easy-to-understand instructions with us and we captured the session on video to share with you here.  If you missed the live training, or would just like a reminder check out this six minute video for everything you need to know. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7-Lxg4r_QE There's still time to volunteer to be a bike counter if you'd like to help us! Here's the link to sign up: http://www.volunteerspot.com/login/entry/11023456340771940100 If you've got any questions about the bike count you can contact Jessie at jessieholzer@altaplanning.com ...
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PedalPalooza Pumps Up South Bay Cyclists – from Hermosa Beach Patch.com

... Those of us who were riding through the five beach cities had the easy route. From RAT Beach in Torrance to Redondo Beach, we were on the beach bike path. The day was tailor-made for a coastal bike cruise. No wonder El Segundo Mayor Eric Busch and his wife Andrea rode their electric bikes down to join us from the start. As we reached each new city limit line we picked up more riders.  Councilman Duclos joined us at Hermosa Avenue and 35th Street. So did Redondo Beach City Councilman Steve Diels who had his young son in the seat behind him. More riders joined us in El Segundo as we tackled the only hill on our route heading up Grand Avenue from the beach. We reached Main Street at the same exact moment as our east-to-west riders were arriving from Gardena and Lawndale. They were rolling in with a sheriff's department escort of...
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Hermosa Could Take Bike Lessons From Long Beach – From Hermosa Beach Patch.com

I have seen the future of Hermosa Beach transportation and one of the secrets to transforming not just this city, but all of the South Bay beach towns into healthier, wealthier and wiser places to live, work and play. I only had to ride my bike to Long Beach to witness it. I was part of a group of more than 50 riders from the Beach Cities Cycling Club and the South Bay Bicycle Coalition who left the South Bay at 8 a.m. on Saturday to pedal a carefully plotted route from Redondo Beach to downtown Long Beach where we were met by that city's mobility coordinator, Charlie Gandy. Gandy is a highly respected expert in community design, trail planning, pedestrian advocacy and everything about bicycles. Read the rest of the story on Hermosa Beach Patch.com...
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SBBC Volunteers Run Bike Corral At Redondo Beach Safety Fair – From Redondo Beach Patch.com

I attended the Redondo Beach Police Department's 2010 Annual Public Safety Fair at Civic Center yesterday afternoon as a volunteer with the South Bay Bicycle Coalition's bike corral service.  I was there to help provide a safe and easy place to park your bike and to do some outreach on behalf of the South Bay Bicycle Master Plan, for which Redondo Beach is the lead city. As always, I'm focused on cutting our pollution and greenhouse gas emissions here in the South Bay by encouraging people to take advantage of our typically great bike riding weather and use their bicycles instead of their cars whenever they can. It was heartening to see so many kids turn out with their bicycles for the bike rodeo and safety lessons the RBPD offered.  As a bicycle advocate I know how important it is that our children have safe, easy places to ride and...
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Charlie Gandy Talks to South Bay Riders on 2nd Street, Belmont Shore Long Beach

On Oct 2, 2010 56 riders from the Beach Cities Cycling Club and the South Bay Bicycle Coalition rode their bikes from Redondo Beach to Long Beach to meet with Charlie Gandy, the City of Long Beach Mobility Coordinator. We got a tour from Charlie of his city's bicycle infrastructure, and the inside story on how it got built and how well it works. Of particular interest was the green painted sharrow lane down 2nd Street in Belmont Shore. Charlie talked about that lane to our group after we rode it for ourselves. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLdIkR_-vR4...
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