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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Public Forum – Sharrows on Hermosa Ave

A reminder - tomorrow, Wed Oct 20th at 7:00 PM is the Public Works Commissions public forum to discuss the sharrows that have been placed on Hermosa Ave and the potential (and planned) expansion of sharrows to other locations in Hermosa.  As of Monday, the Commission has received input from around 20 people in advance of the meeting and the results are fairly mixed with 35% in favor, 40% against and the remainder neutral.  We need active engagement of the cycling community in the discussions as well as strong support for this key initiative so please attend if you can (and bring supporters as well).   If you can not attend the forum, please submit your comments to the commission at bikemasterplan@hermosabch.org or call the Public Works Dept. directly at (310) 318-0214. Thanks and we look forward to seeing you there. Details are found: http://e-govmail.com/jbin/pages/Bike_Lane_Meeting_Oct_10/index.htm...
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South Bay Metro Green Line Extension Community Meetings

There's another great opportunity for the South Bay's bike advocates to voice their opinions the growth and support of mixed mode transport.  Please follow the link below to see the announcement about the upcoming Metro Green Line extension community meetings: South Bay Metro Green Line Extension Meeting Flyer How the Metro's extension fits into bike planning: Creating a more bike-friendly South Bay means incorporating all modes of transportation.  If you've visited Portland, New York or any number of European cities you know that an abundance of public transportation are more easily navigated by bike.  Multiple forms of connectivity allow pedestrians and cyclists to navigate large regions more conveniently, help decrease automobile dependence and ultimately make adding bike infrastructure easier.  Not to mention, a rail line provides a perfect location for an adjacent bike lane. We hope you'll join us at one of the meetings below. Wednesday, October 20th, 2010, 6-8pm Nakano Theater 3330 Civic Center Dr, Torrance, CA 90503 Thursday, October 21st, 2010, 6-8pm Lawndale Christian Church 4234 W 147th St, Lawndale,...
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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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