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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Workshops a Success…Now Comes the Hard Part

With an aggressive round of seven community open houses officially done, I am proud to report that they were a smashing success!  Upwards of 300 community members across our seven partnering cities joined us to share their knowledge and experiences as both cyclists and motorists in the South Bay. We heard about the various challenges that we all face on our streets.  Workshop participants ranged from the experienced and confident to the hesitant and skeptical; and thus we collected a broad range of opinions.  Our consultant, Alta Planning + Design, will spend the next few months compiling all the data collected, analyzing our streets and subsequently proposing a series of interconnected bikeways across our region.  A DRAFT of the master plan with associated policy language and signage will be available at the end of April.  A second round of workshops featuring the draft will occur in May. Next to getting 300 people to enthusiastically spend a weekday evening learning about a bike...
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What I Learned at the Great South Bay Bike Count of 2010 – from Redondo Beach Patch.com

When I bought my first bike as an adult back in 1991 the salesman at the bike shop asked me what kind of helmet I wanted."Oh, I don't need a helmet," I told him. "The bicycle and other accessories are already costing me enough." The salesman smiled and nodded and said, "Sure, no problem.  What did you say you do?" "I'm a writer and a creative director," I proudly told him. "Oh, so you use this," he said pointing at his cranium. "To make a living." It only took me about a millisecond to get it and say, "Show me where those helmets are." Read the rest of the story on Redondo Beach Patch.com...
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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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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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