Just what is a “Sharrow” anyway?

A Bicycle Sharrow is a "shared road" that has bicycle symbols placed on the roadway lane to remind motorists that there may be people riding bikes.  Unlike bicycle lanes, they do not designate a particular part of the roadways for the exclusive use of bicycles.  In other words, automobiles can continue to drive on same part of the road. Bike Sharrows are designed primarily for safety as it tends to have a calming effect on traffic as well as keeping bikes off of sidewalks.  Moreover, bike sharrows also benefit pedestrians as drivers become more aware of their surroundings.  ...
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A to Z Cycling Course Coming in April for Beginners & Novices!

The South Bay Bicycle Coalition is excited to announce that our great friends at the Beach Cities Cycling Club have just announced a terrific new 10 week cycling course for beginners and novices that is a must for new and less experienced riders.  There's never been a course like this offered in the South Bay before for riders who want to improve their cycling skills and techniques or who simply want to improve their health and make new friends.  It's free to all members of the Beach Cities Cycling Club, and if you're not already a member you should be.  The course starts on Sunday April 15 and will meet every Sunday from 9am to 11am.  It's co-sponsored by the BCHD Center for Health and Fitness and fits in perfectly with their Vitality City program and our own SBBC Master Bike Plan goals. Click on the flyer above to read all the details and we hope to see you there!    ...
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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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Bikers Praise Free Valet as Fiesta Ends – From Hermosa Beach Patch.com

South Bay bicyclists jammed the free bike valet parking lot for the third consecutive day as Labor Day crowds soaked up the sunshine, music, food and beach culture at Fiesta Hermosa on Monday. It was all smiles, good times and another perfect day on the sand for me and my fellow volunteers from the South Bay Bicycle Coalition and the Beach Cities Cycling Club as we watched over a sea of bicycles, while we also watched dolphins play in the waters just south of the Hermosa Pier. Once again the gang from Hermosa Cyclery put in a full day overseeing the operation and making sure hundreds of bicyclists got their tires properly inflated before they rode off. Read the rest of the story on Hermosa Beach Patch.com...
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