LACBC
Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition Newsletter

October 4, 2012 

In this issue
Bike, Walk, Enjoy CicLAvia this Sunday
Bike Updates from Around the County: York Blvd. Bike Lane Extension Complete
Governor Brown Signs 2 Bike Bills Infrastructure Bills into Law, Vetoes the 3-Foot Passing Bill
New Bike Crash Support Group to Start Meeting Soon, Call to Join
Thanks for Biking Carmageddon with Us
What's Ringing Our Bike Bells: I Put My Bike on the Bus
Events, Meetings, & Volunteer Opportunities
Bike, Walk, Enjoy CicLAvia this SundayCicLAvia

When: Sunday, October 7; 10 AM to 3 PM
Where: Downtown LA, South LA, MacArthur Park, Chinatown, Little Tokyo, Boyle Heights

LA's biggest block party is this Sunday and features a modified route that hits South LA and explores more of Boyle Heights. Visit 
CicLAvia.org for more info.

Volunteer! Volunteers make CicLAvia possible. LACBC is once again partnering with CicLAvia for volunteer coordination, and there are several opportunities available. Whether you want to get a group together to  Check our 
CicLAvia.org/volunteer to volunteer! Volunteers get a CicLAvia shirt and an invite to the exclusive CicLAvia after party.


To get you ready, here are a few CicLAvia quick links:
Bike Updates from Around the County: York Blvd. Bike Lane Extension Complete

Highland Park: This Summer, we spread the news about the bike lane extension coming to York Blvd. to connect it to Figueroa. LACBC Member Ryan Johnson gives us word (and this photo) that the extension (.89 miles from Avenue 55 to the intersection of York Boulevard and North Figueroa Street) is complete! Take a look on the LACBC Facebook page.

   

PomonaCount
Pomona:
LACBC, the Pomona Valley Bicycle Coalition, the City of Pomona, and the LA County Department of Public Health will be conducting bike and ped counts this October in Pomona in order to collect data to improve biking and walking. Counts will be held on Saturday, October 13 from 11 AM to 1 PM, and Wednesday, October 17 from 7 AM to 9 AM and 4 PM to 6 PM. The next training session will be Saturday, October 6 at 10 AM. To volunteer, sign up on our VolunteerSpot page. Questions? Please email volunteer@la-bike.org or call us at the office at 213-629-2142.

LynwoodCount

Lynwood: LACBC, the City of Lynwood, and the LA County Department of Public Health will be conducting bike and ped counts this October in Lynwood in order to collect data to improve biking and walking. Counts will be held on Wednesday, October 24 from 7 AM to 9 AM and 4 PM to 6 PM, and Saturday, October 27 from 12 noon to 2 PM. Training sessions will be held on Saturday, October 20 at 10 AM or Monday, October 22 at 6:30 PM. To volunteer, sign up on our VolunteerSpot page. Questions? Please email volunteer@la-bike.org or call us at the office at 213-629-2142. 

Malibu: The City of Malibu and SCAG are currently conducting a safety study along PCH that will examine current road conditions and determine accident patterns based on roadway geometry, adjacent land-uses, and/or other factors that may be unique to Malibu. Please attend the final meeting tonight, October 4, to be held at City Hall from 6-8 PM. Visit malibucity.org for more details. You can also read up on the first meeting in the Malibu Times
Governor Brown Signs 2 Bike Bills into Law, Vetoes the 3-Foot Passing Bill

AB 2245 has been signed by Governor Brown, meaning that the process for implementing  will be more efficient with an exemption
 of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). Bike facility projects will still require traffic and safety impact assessments and related hearings, but full Environmental Impact Reviews (EIRs) will not be required.Thanks to LADOT and Metro for pushing for this law.

 

AB 819 was also signed by Governor Brown and requires Caltrans to develop an 'experimentation' committee and process for new bikeway designs. AB 819 may allow for some infrastructure project that might normally be delayed to go forward. This new law will help California incorporate innovative bikeway designs like cycletracks, green paint, etc.

As you may have heard, Governor Brown unfortunately has vetoed AB 1464, also known as the 3-foot passing bill, citing liability concerns about motorists crossing the double-yellow line. We share in CalBike's disappointment. If you want to voice your displeasure to Governor Brown, please contact him.

You can read more about these bike bills at Los Angeles Streetsblog.
New Bike Crash Support Group to Start Meeting Soon, Call to Join

Have you been in a bicycle collision and not feeling quite the same?

 

Join us in a space for individuals who have been involved in a bicycle collision, and come together to learn, heal and support each other.

  • Share your experiences and resources with others who may be suffering from similar symptoms.
  • Gain insight and understanding about emotional and psychological trauma and grief. 
  • Develop new coping strategies.
  • Participate in a safe, supportive and nonjudgmental environment.
  • All are welcome.

When: This group meets Saturdays, 11:30 AM - 1 PM
Where: 6310 San Vicente Blvd, Suite 401, Los Angeles, 90048

Contact: Aurisha Smolarski, MFT Intern # 68603, at 323.203.1526 or aurisha.smolarski@gmail.com for more information.

 

This support group is brought to you by The Aten Group Comprehensive Psychological Services and LACBC.

 

Current LACBC members receive a discount.

 

The group will begin meeting soon, so call Aurisha to join!


Special thanks goes to ride organizer Jim Shanman, the founder of Walk 'n Rollers, a group that LACBC is proud to fiscally sponsor. Thanks to our super volunteer ride marshal team for guiding our riders. Thanks to Metro for sponsoring the ride. And thanks to in-kind sponsors like Rush Street in Culver City!

Read more about it on the LACBC blog. Check out photos on the CCBC Facebook group.
What's Ringing Our Bike Bells: I Put My Bike on the Bus
I Put My Bike On The Bus
I Put My Bike On The Bus

This Sunday's CicLAvia presents the perfect opportunity to encourage your friends and family who may not normally ride their bikes to ride the streets of Los Angeles free of motor vehicles. Our newsletter has a link to directions on how to get to CicLAvia, including several light rail options. But what if you want o put your bike on the bus?

We suggest two things for you travelling by the powerful bus and bike combo: 1) check out this Metro guide to putting your bike on the bus before you board, and 2) listen to this song "I Put My Bike on the Bus" out of Vancouver to pump you up!

(Editor's note from Carol: A bus driver laughed at me the first time I put my bike on the bus because it took so long. To all the bike-on-bus-riding rookies out there: it'll get better.)
Events, Meetings, & Volunteer Opportunities

   

PVBC Fundraiser at Dale Bros. Brewery 
When: Friday, October 5; 5 to 9 PM

Where: Dale Bros. Brewery - 2120 Porterfield Way, Upland 
Help the Pomona Valley Bicycle Coalition raise funds at Dale Bros Brewery in the Upland Cable Airport. 10% of all beer sales will go to us. Dos Chinos food truck will be there as well. See Facebook event.  


14th Annual Eagle Rock Music Festival
with LACBC Bike Valet 
When: Saturday, October 6; 2 PM - 11 PM (bike valet opens at 4 PM)
Where: Coloardo Blvd. between Argus and Eagle Rock Blvd, Eagle Rock, 90041 
Enjoy over 70 bands & DJ's, 11 unique stages, food trucks, local Eagle Rock businesses, arts & crafts, and more! LACBC will once again provide bike valet for this event. The festival starts at 2, but the bike valet opens at 4. Bike Valet volunteer shifts are 3:30 - 6 PM, 6 - 8:30 PM, and 8:30 -11 PM. If you'd like to volunteer, email bobby@la-bike.org. More info.

CicLAvia 10.07.12

When: Sunday, October 7; 10 AM to 3 PM
Where: Downtown LA, South LA, MacArthur Park, Chinatown, Little Tokyo, Boyle Heights
More info in newsletter.

Pomona Bike & Pedestrian Count
When: Saturday, October 13; 11 AM to 1 PM & Wednesday, October 17; 7 AM to 9 AM and 4 PM to 6 PM
More info in newsletter.

Orange-A-Thon Walk/Run/Bicycle & Fund Raiser 
When:
Saturday, October 20
Where: Chatsworth Train Depot - 10046 Old Dept Plaza Road, Chatsworth, 91311
The Orange-A-Thon, hosted by YES, Inc., provides an opportunity to introduce families to biking and walking to help lower emissions and improve the environment. Features 1.5-3 mile rides and walks, plus a 25-mile Fixie Ride. All participants receive t-shirts, THRIVE Water Bottles, and a raffle ticket for prizes. The registration fees: $20 for adults, $15 for teens ages 15-18, $5 for kids ages 10-14 and $0 for children ages 1-9, or a family package $25 for 2 parents and 2 children. All but $5 is donated to the school or Police Activities League of the register's choice. More info.

Lynwood Bike & Pedestrian Count
When: Wednesday, October 24; 7 AM to 9 AM and 4 PM to 6 PM 7 Saturday, October 27; 12 PM to 2 PM
More info in newsletter.
Other Events Around Town

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Contact Information

Carol Feucht
Membership & Communications Director
Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition

carol@la-bike.org

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