Are Helmets Enough?

          As bicyclists, we’ve all heard of other riders who were involved in an accident with a vehicle. Perhaps you’ve even had experience with aggressive drivers or a dangerous road condition first-hand. Because these incidents are all too common, we know how important it is to wear helmets. However, rarely do we hear about an equally important need; the need to be adequately insured. Most people are unaware that many of the coverages on your automobile policy extend to provide you protection while you’re on your bicycle. Hard to imagine? Let’s look at an example. Tom was an extremely cautious bicycle rider, always wearing a helmet and obeying all the traffic laws. However, one day, he was involved in an accident with a hit and run driver. Tom had extensive injuries that required a several months stay in the hospital and extensive physical therapy. Due to his injuries, he was also unable to work for a year and a half. Fortunately for Tom (and...
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Manhattan Beach & Redondo Beach approve next step for Aviation Bike Lane

Both Manhattan Beach and Redondo Beach are moving ahead with part of the South Bay Bicycle Coalition's Master Bicycle Plan that was approved last year.  This segment is looking at adding bike lanes along Aviation Boulevard from Pacific Coast Highway to Rosecrans Avenue, and along Marine Avenue from Aviation Boulevard to the Redondo Beach Metro Green Line Station.  For more information, you can read local coverage here and here  ...
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SUCCESS!!!! South Bay Bicycle Master Plan Passes in Torrance. 7 for 7!

After the South Bay Bicycle Master Plan was unanimously approved by the Torrance City Council Tuesday night it has now been successfully adopted by all seven City Councils!  Thank you Torrance, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, Lawndale, Gardena and El Segundo! And most of all, a heartfelt thank you to all our supporters and advocates who wrote emails, made phone calls and showed up to the Council meetings, who volunteered to do bike counts, who attended our public workshops, who volunteered at our bike valets and gave so much of their free time to make sure this golden opportunity was seized on behalf of safer, more connected and easier bicycling for all of the South Bay!  We could not have gotten this plan embraced or approved without you. Next up, new bike lanes, bike routes and bike paths interconnecting all seven cities and getting you anywhere you want to go on a bicycle.  We look forward to working with you as we...
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Look Who Supports the Bike Master Plan & Vitality City Livability Plan

Hundreds of people turned out to show their support for the South Bay Bicycle Master Plan and the Vitality City Livability Plan on September 24 at Moving Planet South Bay. To make sure you heard their voices in favor of passing the plan many of them used word balloons to petition for passage of the plans.  Now it's time to make sure YOUR voice is heard at the Tuesday, 6pm October 18 Redondo Beach City Council Meeting and the October 25 Hermosa Beach City Council Meeting. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwQ2p_jlhx8...
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Redondo Beach Harbor Drive Bicycle Solution

Vitality City's Liveability expert, Dan Burden, explains how the proposed Class I Bike Path (Cycle Track) on Harbor Drive in Redondo Beach will work as part of the Vitality City Liveablity Plan and the South Bay Bicycle Master Plan. SBBC Board Member, Joe Galliani, interviewed Dan after their breakfast meeting this morning at Good Stuff in Riviera Village. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPK2cV8UOZU&feature=youtu.be...
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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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