What a Sharrow does not do!

While Sharrows are becoming more and more popular throughout the United States as a way to create safer communities by reducing accidents, Sharrows, or "shared roads" sometimes it is easier to explain what Sharrows do not do: Sharrows effectively do not create anything new as the painted markings on the street only mean to reinforce existing law. Sharrows do not create any new laws or rights-of-way for bike riders. ...
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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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The Final Draft of the South Bay Bicycle Master Plan is here!

After nearly a year of public workshops, collarboration with our city partners and intense technical work; SBBC, LACBC and Alta are proud to present the Final Draft of the South Bay Bicycle Master Plan.  The final draft reflects the revisions that your comments helped to shape.  Now we need your help in getting it approved in our partnering cities.  Join us at an upcoming City Council meeting to show your support or write an email to your City Council members to ask them urge them to approve this plan.  This plan's success depends on your support in front of City Council.  So please, spread the word and help ensure that the path to plan adoption is a success!...
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The South Bay Bicycle Master Plan is coming!

Just a quick note to everyone - this coming Monday, June 13th, the draft of the South Bay Bicycle Master Plan (SBBMP) will be available to the public for review and comment.  It will be housed here on our site and the plans are for it to be up around mid day.  So keep an eye out on this space for more info....
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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Become a Bike Count Expert!

SBBC Volunteers, Here is your chance to gain some free bike planning expertise! We are recruiting volunteers to conduct the bike counts for our South Bay Bike Master Plan. This data is vital to our Master Plan...we need your help! Please follow the link to sign up. See below for more info. http://www.volunteerspot.com/login/entry/11023456340771940100 Our consultant will be hosting a 1 hour training session on Saturday, October 30th at 11:00 in Redondo Beach (exact location TBA). You will learn how to conduct a valid bike count from the experts at Alta Planning + Design. You'll then be ready to go out into the field and conduct these very important counts. The bike counts themselves will be conducted on Thursday, November 4th from 3:00-6:00pm and Saturday, November 6th from 10:30am-1:30pm. Locations will be assigned to volunteers at the October 30th training and will span our seven cities: El Segundo, Gardena, Hermosa Beach, Lawndale, Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, Torrance. We ask that...
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October Monthly Meeting Postponed – Come to the Hermosa Beach Forum on Sharrows

Our regularly scheduled monthly meeting which was to have taken place on Tuesday, October 19 is being postponed this month so that our members can instead attend an important meeting the following night in Hermosa Beach. We ask you to please join us at the Wednesday, October 20 public forum on bike Sharrows in Hermosa Beach.  The forum is being hosted by the Hermosa Beach Public Works Commission at  7 p.m. in City Council Chambers to determine the success of the bicycle sharrows implemented on Hermosa Avenue earlier this year.  We urge all members of the cycling community to weigh in on this key issue. The Public Works Commission also hopes to assess the potential of adding sharrows to other major Hermosa roadways with the help of riders and residents' input.  The following questions will assist in the discussion: • If you are a cyclist, do you feel safer with the sharrows on the road? • If you are a motorist,...
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