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...
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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 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!...
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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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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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