Public Forum – Sharrows on Hermosa Ave

A reminder - tomorrow, Wed Oct 20th at 7:00 PM is the Public Works Commissions public forum to discuss the sharrows that have been placed on Hermosa Ave and the potential (and planned) expansion of sharrows to other locations in Hermosa.  As of Monday, the Commission has received input from around 20 people in advance of the meeting and the results are fairly mixed with 35% in favor, 40% against and the remainder neutral.  We need active engagement of the cycling community in the discussions as well as strong support for this key initiative so please attend if you can (and bring supporters as well).   If you can not attend the forum, please submit your comments to the commission at bikemasterplan@hermosabch.org or call the Public Works Dept. directly at (310) 318-0214. Thanks and we look forward to seeing you there. Details are found: http://e-govmail.com/jbin/pages/Bike_Lane_Meeting_Oct_10/index.htm...
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South Bay Metro Green Line Extension Community Meetings

There's another great opportunity for the South Bay's bike advocates to voice their opinions the growth and support of mixed mode transport.  Please follow the link below to see the announcement about the upcoming Metro Green Line extension community meetings: South Bay Metro Green Line Extension Meeting Flyer How the Metro's extension fits into bike planning: Creating a more bike-friendly South Bay means incorporating all modes of transportation.  If you've visited Portland, New York or any number of European cities you know that an abundance of public transportation are more easily navigated by bike.  Multiple forms of connectivity allow pedestrians and cyclists to navigate large regions more conveniently, help decrease automobile dependence and ultimately make adding bike infrastructure easier.  Not to mention, a rail line provides a perfect location for an adjacent bike lane. We hope you'll join us at one of the meetings below. Wednesday, October 20th, 2010, 6-8pm Nakano Theater 3330 Civic Center Dr, Torrance, CA 90503 Thursday, October 21st, 2010, 6-8pm Lawndale Christian Church 4234 W 147th St, Lawndale,...
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Seven Cities Adopt Supporting Resolutions

As of Tuesday, October 5th 2010 all seven of the South Bay Bicycle Master Plan partnering cities adopted resolutions formalizing each cities' support of the project.  The support will come in the form of a staff and council liaison that will be available to provide input into the plan, help garner municipal support going forward and provide technical expertise.  As a result, the South Bay Bicycle Master Plan is sure to be one of the most well-informed master plan documents in our region! We thank the staff and council from the cities of El Segundo, Gardena, Hermosa Beach, Lawndale, Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach and Torrance for their continued support and enthusiasm.  We look forward to a successful partnership!...
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Our Local 10-10-10 Event – the South Bay PedalPalooza!

We are joining forces with the 350.org and pedaling to promote the South Bay Bicycle Master Plan to link the first 7 cities of the South Bay with bikeways: Redondo Beach, Manhattan Beach, El Segundo, Hermosa Beach, Torrance, Lawndale and Gardena. This is a great local alternative to the larger cicLAvia that is taking place the same day in LA.   Come out and join us!  Space is a little limited so please RSVP.  For more info and status updates please check the Up Coming Events page here....
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Seven-City Bike Master Plan Update

Latest Accomplishments: On Tuesday, September 14th, the City of Hermosa Beach adopted the resolution to provide staff and Council support throughout the South Bay Bicycle Master Plan process.  The South Bay Bicycle Coalition thanks Mayor Tucker, the City Council and staff of Hermosa Beach for their continued support. Next Up: The Cities of Lawndale, El Segundo and Torrance will also be reviewing similar resolutions later this month.  The outlook so far is very positive and with support from all of you we are sure to keep succeeding! As most you are aware, this initiative is a bicycle master planning effort that will connect seven cities within the South Bay: Redondo Beach, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Torrance, El Segundo, Lawndale and Gardena. The effort is made possible by the RENEW grant from the Department of Public Health and is being headed up by the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition and your very own South Bay Bicycle Coalition....
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