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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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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Labor Day Fiesta Hermosa Bike Valet (Corral) Is Again a Big Success!

With 3000 bikes parked (at least), and as many smiles generated - it was a great weekend!  Thanks to everyone that helped out to make this an unqualified success - partners and volunteers alike! Want to see some solicited (but definitely not coerced...we would of course never stoop to that - there was no need!) feedback from the folks who pedaled over, down or up to use the corral?  Then check out these pieces prepared by our very own Joe Galliani, aka The Creative Greenius. Fiesta Hermosa Bike Valet Day 1, Sept 4, 2010 Hermosa Patch: Bikers Praise Free Valet as Fiesta Ends...
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