The News Cycle
November 12, 2020Stay In The Know
AIR QUALITY throughout the County is being reported as good to moderate. Stay up to date with air quality in your area.
ELECTION UPDATE: A huge number of local races for both elected officials and state and local ballot measures were decided in the recent election. Congratulations to all local elected officials who won their races and we look forward to working with you and your teams to make the LA region a more livable community through walking and biking. See your local voting results by visiting the election results page of the LA County Registrar.
NEED HELP WITH UTILITY BILLS? Sunday, November 15 is the last day to apply for a $500 grant from LADWP and City of LA to help pay bills such as gas, cell phone, internet, or cable tv due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Details here.News From Our Chapters
Call To Action by Northeast LA Bike Ambassador, Michael McDonald:
Attend Metro’s Noho-Pasadena BRT hearings! Metro’s proposed project eliminates existing buffered bike lanes on Colorado Blvd that advocates spent 3 years to win and have widespread community support. Ask Metro to: 1) Retain or upgrade existing bike lanes; 2) Adhere to LA’s Mobility Plan; 3) Enable achievement of LA’s Vision Zero goals.
Tonight: Thursday 11/12, 6-8pm
Online via Zoom: zoom.us/j/93362737314
Phone: 877.853.5247; Access code: 933 6273 7314#or
This Saturday 11/14, 11am-1pm
Online via Zoom: zoom.us/j/93255094044
Phone: 877.853.5247; Access code: 932 5509 4044#
Santa Clarita Valley Bicycle Coalition says word on the street is the new BMX track is open at the (also new) Santa Clarita Bike Park.
Stop by El Prado Bar at 1805 Sunset Blvd in Echo Park. Ride your bike with your helmet and receive a dollar off each item you order! Stop by and enjoy some great craft beers, select wines, and vinyl music. Let owner/operator Nick Fisher know that #BikesMeanBusiness!
And don’t forget – Ride On! Owner & Co-Op Leader Adé Neff is offering a free water bottle with your bike tune up through the month of November.
To learn more visit lacountybikematch.funraise.org
Monday, 11/23, 5pm-6pm – Bicycling 101: Adjusting your Fit on a Bike – Online Video Class
We’re excited to reconnect with you all at our annual holiday party.
Hope to see you there! Register here.
Learn more & get involved in outreach efforts to improve biking, walking and transit use within Culver City.
Hollywood Walk of Fame Master Plan is now in schematic design. Check out their Virtual Community Open House next Thursday, 11/19 at 3:00 PM. The open house will be held via Facebook Live. To RSVP to next week’s meeting, or to ask questions in advance, email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Park to Playa Trail connecting Baldwin Hills to the Ocean is open! That’s 13 miles of mountain biking and hiking.
Via Streets 4 All: City Council passed a motion to allow LADOT to spend $800,000 to make existing slow streets more permanent through things like metal signs, metal posts, and other more wind-proof treatment. To apply for a Slow Street in your neighborhood and see where they’re currently located visit LADOT’s website.
My Strava Commute: LACBC’s Kevin Shin compares his short 1-mile bike commute from 2019 from his home in Long Beach to the Wardlow Metro Station against Strava Metro, the largest active travel dataset on the planet.
Peak traffic at 6AM and 7AM, though traffic seems to fade throughout the day and then peak again at 3PM and 4PM
92% of the rides are not flagged as commutes with highest traffic on Saturday
Most people ride in May (corresponds to bike to work month)
86% of riders identify as male
Most riders between 35-54 years old
Kevin’s Thoughts: Surprised that most rides are on Saturday and are actually early in the day. The rest of the information seems to match with my experience when I was commuting.
Want to share your commute? Email us at email@example.com!Policy & Advocacy Updates
Long Beach receives $275,000 state grant for pedestrian and bicycle safety. With a lot of the funds being allocated to distribute reflective items & education to cyclists and pedestrians vs. structural changes in engineering and infrastructure.
Metro is gathering feedback from the community about the possibility of modernizing the highway program and opening up the funding to more active transportation projects. Joe Linton of StreetsblogLA does a great job of providing some detail. Keep an eye out for an action alert coming soon.
Live, work or commute near the Slauson Rail to River Corridor in South LA? Provide feedback and get involved in creating solutions to address environmental inequities in this area. Attend the third Transportation, Air Quality and Community Health work group meeting Monday, November 16th, 2:30PM – 4:00PM. Hosted by SLATE-Z & Brotherhood Crusade. Register here.
Honoring Those Who Have Passed
This Sunday, November 15 is World Day of Remembrance For Road Traffic Victims. Families for Safe Streets is hosting a variety of events. Learn more here.
If you or someone you know has recently suffered a loss due to traffic violence, here is a resource guide for those dealing with a sudden loss made by families who have gone through a similar experience: http://bit.ly/SafeStreetsResourceGuide
If you would like to pay tribute in our newsletter to a cyclist you know, send us your thoughts by going here: LACBC Memorials.
Did we miss something? Send us your LA County bike-related updates and events, and we’ll include them in the next newsletter (two weeks from now). Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition
PO Box 17733
Long Beach, CA 90807