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...
Read More

Hey Hermosa – how about a bridge over PCH?

Join Hermosa Beach Mayor, Jeff Duclos, as he leads a discussion about the idea of having a bridge over PCH.  As urban planners have shown across the country, the more accessible and safer you make walking and biking, the more residents tend to keep their cars at home and enjoy a little more exercise! On Wednesday, October 24, 2012 from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM at the Second Story Theater, Hermosa Beach Community Center on 710 Pier Ave, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254...
Read More

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  ...
Read More

Moving Planet South Bay is Coming!

Bikeable, Walkable, Livable! Save the Date for Moving Planet South Bay: Saturday, September 24th at 10:00 AM On September 24, 2011 in towns and cities all around the world people will be turning out for "Moving Planet" to demonstrate their concerns about climate change and their support for fossil-free solutions in their communities. Here in the South Bay we have an extraordinary opportunity to embrace two ready-to-roll sustainable solutions that not only address climate change, but will also improve our health, well-being and the livability of our communities. The South Bay Bicycle Master Plan and the Vitality City Livability Plan will make our streets and neighborhoods more liveable by making them more bikeable and walkable. We'll demonstrate our support for the Bicycle Master Plan and Vitality City Livability Plan at a fun, free, uplifting event that will connect us with others who share our passion and interest in more livable neighborhoods, less pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, and ...
Read More

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...
Read More

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!...
Read More