LACBC/Sunset4All Sign Contracts to Deliver Preliminary Engineering
Sunset4All’s grassroots efforts to install a protected bike lane on Sunset Blvd raised $60,000 this year!
The successful crowdfunding campaign means LACBC, Sunset4All’s partner and fiscal sponsor, just signed the dotted line to begin design of the preliminary engineering.
Mobilization to install 3.2 miles of protected bike lane along one of the most important gaps of LA’s active transportation network is bringing results!
Our design team is led by Rock Miller, one of the most innovative and well-known bikeway designers in the U.S. He is working at the national level to provide guidance for better and safer bicycle infrastructure through his work with various organizations, including the League of American Bicyclists on the Bicycle Technical Committee for the National Committee on Uniform Traffic Control Devices. In California, Rock was a member of the Zero Fatalities Task Force that helped to gain passage of AB 43 that is reforming how California may set lower speed limits. He regularly exchanges advice and guidance on projects with peers across the U.S. including Seattle, Portland, and New York.
Rock’s most well-known local projects include the development of many of the bicycle friendly programs in Long Beach and ambitious trail projects in Orange County and the Coachella Valley. His newest project is the Ocean Avenue Bikeway in Santa Monica, and his next project in Santa Monica is the 17th Street bikeway that will extend from Wilshire Boulevard past the Expo stop to Santa Monica College. Rock has done projects throughout the US and Canada, and his work for Calgary to create a downtown cycle track network is one of his favorite lifetime achievements.
Rock is joined by Rawad Hani. Rawad manages a small traffic engineering design firm and has a passion for active transportation. Rawad and Rock have teamed together on several recent projects, including the 20th Street Bikeway that is now under construction in Santa Monica. This bikeway will extend the City’s Michigan Avenue Greenway across I-10. They have also worked together on projects in Carson and in Hermosa Beach.
The LACBC wants to use Sunset4All as a model to accelerate the installation of active transportation projects throughout LA County. If you would like to help ensure the Sunset4All campaign is successful, Sunset4All will be leading “coffee walks” twice a month starting in December. Supporters will meet at a coffee shop and then visit businesses along the corridor to spread the word about Sunset4All. Come on out for coffee and protected bike lanes! Visit sunset4all.com to sign up for updates!
Sunset4All Coffee Walk Dates:
Dec 18 - Dinosaur Coffee
Jan 8 - Coffee Memes (Polka Dot Park)
Jan 22 - El Unico Pollo Taquero (Virgil & SM) - Breakfast Tacos
Feb 5 - Muddy Paw Coffee
Feb 19- Cafe Tropical
March 5 - Stories Coffee / Book Store
March 12- Woodcat Coffee
More dates TBD