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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The South Bay Bike Master Plan Needs Your Help in Torrance!

On August 1st and August 9th the Torrance Traffic Commission and Transportation Committee respectively, will be reviewing the South Bay Bicycle Master Plan and making their recommendations to Council.  This is a crucial step in seeing the plan successfully adopted in the City of Torrance.  Now is your time to shine!  Please take a moment to email Ted Semaan, Staff Liaison to the Torrance Traffic Commission (TSEMAAN@torranceca.gov) or the Council Members on the Transportation Committee to encourage their support of the plan (Cliff Numark CNumark@torranceca.gov, Susan Rhilinger srhilinger@torranceca.gov, Tom Brewer tbrewer@torranceca.gov).  Feel free to use the template below.  Stay tuned for information on important upcoming City Council review dates! For Torrance residents, consider using this letter as your template: Dear ______,   I understand that you have an opportunity to review the South Bay Bicycle Master Plan at an upcoming meeting.  I am writing to strongly urge you to support the approval of this plan in its entirety.  The plan addresses the safety, environmental and connectivity issues our city so greatly...
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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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Seven-City Bike Master Plan Update

Latest Accomplishments: On Tuesday, September 14th, the City of Hermosa Beach adopted the resolution to provide staff and Council support throughout the South Bay Bicycle Master Plan process.  The South Bay Bicycle Coalition thanks Mayor Tucker, the City Council and staff of Hermosa Beach for their continued support. Next Up: The Cities of Lawndale, El Segundo and Torrance will also be reviewing similar resolutions later this month.  The outlook so far is very positive and with support from all of you we are sure to keep succeeding! As most you are aware, this initiative is a bicycle master planning effort that will connect seven cities within the South Bay: Redondo Beach, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Torrance, El Segundo, Lawndale and Gardena. The effort is made possible by the RENEW grant from the Department of Public Health and is being headed up by the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition and your very own South Bay Bicycle Coalition....
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We Got the Grant to Transform the South Bay!

After months of hard work by a small, dedicated squad of South Bay Bicycle Coalition volunteers and a nimble and responsive team of elected officials on Friday morning, March 19 in downtown Los Angeles we got the great news that we've been awarded a $240,000 federal stimulus grant to fund creation of a Master Bicycle Plan for participating cities in the South Bay! The grant money is federal CDC funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and the grant is administered and awarded through the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. Here's some exclusive photos from Friday's big announcement: ...
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