2014 – A year in review of progress

As we start 2015, thought we share a few highlights from last year that were definitely an improvement from the prior year! Please remember we are a 100% volunteer local organization that would be happy to hear your thoughts and suggestions as well as any time you may have to volunteer!! Redondo Beach - Perhaps the largest Bicycle infrastructure project ever in the South Bay as the Harbor and Herondo Gateway Project will not only create new bike lanes, but significantly improve the safety of pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists alike. Manhattan Beach places Sharrows along Manhattan Avenue as well as East Bound along Rosecrans El Segundo approves Sharrows for West Bound Rosecrans Free Bike Education Classes by the SBBC and the BCCC had over 200 adult and child graduates Free Bike Parking as over 10,000 bikes parked for free at multiple  Beach City events Free Bike Safety Pamphlets provided to schools, police, bike shops, etc. Recognition of eight bike friendly businesses in the South Bay Multiple Multiple bike commute/alternative...
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Great turnout for first bike safety/bike education class at American Martyrs

Thanks to a grant from the Beach Cities Health District, the Beach Cities Cycling Club (BCCC) and South Bay Bicycle Coalition (SBBC) held its first Bike Education class at American Martyrs last week. Current SBBC President, and certified instructor, Jim Hannon led the efforts and is looking forward to many more throughout our beach cities.  See here for more coverage Check back in the future for more classes....
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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 Crawford, “We really wanted to go in and see what the data showed us,” Crawford said. “Having six full years has given us confidence that the sharrows are working as intended.” While correlation does not necessarily prove causality, it sure seems to be one heck of a coincidence.  See full story here Again, Sharrows do not change any rules of the road, but allow bike riders and automobile drivers alike to better share the road together.  ...
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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 create a safer city for bike riders, pedestrians, as well as drivers.  These Sharrows have been painted on busy roads, residential streets, narrow streets, wide streets, and even streets with small hills. While both sides agreed that Manhattan Beach is deficient in safe streets for riding bicycles as well as a desire to improved enforcement for both drivers and motorists to follow the rules, most of those in support expressed the very real opportunity that the Master Bicycle Plan presents - a desire to see more children and residents choosing to ride their bikes around town once the recommendations could be implemented. For further reference, here are two reports, one Federal, and one by LA County...
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