Manhattan Beach City Council Meeting

Manhattan Beach City Council Meeting

Manhattan Beach City Council Meeting Help the South Bay Bicycle Coalition approve a $100k bike lane plan for the city of Manhattan Beach. This plan would greatly expand the network of bike lanes in Manhattan Beach and help increase accessibility for bicyclists. Join us on October 3rd from 6pm-8pm at the Manhattan Beach City Hall to show your support on this matter and help push this plan forward. If you plan on coming to the City Council Meeting, please send an email to giancoli_rd@yahoo.com in order to keep this event more organized. If you are not able to attend this meeting, you can still help us by sending an email of support to CityCouncil@citymb.info. Below is a template you may use/modify and send to the city council. Dear __________________: We know that you will be voting to approve bike route infrastructure improvements at your September 5 meeting.  I hope to see you there.  I wanted to let you know that your efforts to make our city safer for riders...
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MB Commissioners Unanimously Vote to Support the South Bay Bike Plan

After a year of collaboration with community members, city staff, elected officials and bike planning dream-team Alta Planning + Design, the South Bay Bicycle Coalition (SBBC) and Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition (LACBC) are proud to present the final draft of the South Bay Bicycle Master Plan. The final draft of the South Bay Bicycle Master Plan features over 213 miles of proposed bikeways and policies to support a bike-friendly future across the seven cities (El Segundo, Gardena, Hermosa Beach, Lawndale, Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach and Torrance). The 213.8 mile proposed network is nearly three times the amount of bikeways that exist on the ground in these seven cities today. Compared to the 876-mile street network, these proposed bikeways represent bike infrastructure improvements to the equivalent of over 24% of the existing roadways across the seven partnering cities at a fractional cost of the cities’ infrastructure improvement budgets ($10M over 20 years across seven cities). Most notably, plan adoption would make...
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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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPK2cV8UOZU&feature=youtu.be...
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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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Bike Advocacy Gains Momentum in the South Bay

Before I get into today’s topic, please be sure you take our bike survey and check out our schedule of upcoming community open houses.  Both the survey and the open houses will largely inform our master plan proposals and survey participants will have a chance to win a $100 gift certificate to Hermosa Cyclery! Back to business…in September, the City of Redondo Beach adopted Measure G; a controversial land use measure that will affect future development of the RB harbor area.  The specifics of this ballot measure proved to be imminently controversial.  Members on both sides of issue fervently expressed their opinions.  As such, I have no plans to discuss my own opinion here.  What I will say about Measure G is that it is actually a victory for the South Bay’s bike planning world.  The Measure calls for a minimum of a 10-foot wide “promenade” along the waterfront.  This promenade is reserved for pedestrian and…wait for it….BIKE TRAFFIC!  As it...
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