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News Cycle: 2/25/21 – Women’s history self-guided ride in Long Beach, more funding for a

LACBC Newsletter

The News Cycle

February 25, 2021


Free e-bike class moved to March 18!

Click here to register.

Self-Guided Ride for National Eating Disorders Awareness Week: 4 miles in Northeast LA

NEDA’s National Eating Disorders Awareness Week takes place this year from February 22-28 and their theme is “Every Body To Have A Seat At The Table.” Given that cycling, like many fitness pursuits, can foster a complicated relationship to nutrition, as well as having the potential to be exclusionary towards certain body types, this is an opportunity to raise awareness about these issues. We’ve created a self-guided ride that is short but challenging and centered around a variety of locations that focus on nutrition, nature, positivity, and growth. Click here for more information on National Eating Disorders Awareness Week.


Help us bring bikes to people in need with #LACountyBikeMatch!



Stay in the Know

You can now use your phone to pay for Metro fare using the TAP App

 

Fat Tire Presents: Incredible Women Getting It Done

LACBC is proud to partner with Fat Tire to bring you a ride featuring stories in honor of Women’s History Month.

This 18 mile ride starts in Downtown Long Beach and takes you north all the way to California Heights then to the Long Beach Airport before heading back through Signal Hill. Not totally flat but not a quad blaster by any means, this ride will take you on a tour of Long Beach that honors and remembers the work women have done to make this world a more incredible place. Check it out on the free izi.Travel app.

You can see all the rides in our izi.Travel profile here. Check out the rest of the rides we’ve created so far on our website!

 

State Level Updates with Local Implications

Streetsblog gives a rundown of bike legislation at the California level

General LA Updates

Recommendations have been made for which projects to fund for the Cycle 5 Active Transportation Program. Look for the ATP Cycle 5 Alert below to see updates by region.


From Chapter Areas

Central/Downtown LA

Provide your feedback for the San Vicente Blvd Safety & Mobility Project

Attend an upcoming info session and/or provide comments on LADOT’s online feedback map.


Monday 3/8

6:30pm-8:00pm

Thursday 3/11

10:00am to 11:30am

Make your voice heard!

ATP Cycle 5 Alert: $9.9 million requested for a Safe Routes to School project for Berendo Middle School and three feeder elementary schools

LADOT’s Survey to receive input on the 4th St and New Hampshire intersection improvements is still up. If you live, work or ride in the area, make sure to provide your feedback! It even gives you a chance to select your preferred drought-tolerant plants that should be included in the landscaping!

Sign up to receive LADOT updates on the Mid City Neighborhood Greenways Project

Walk Bike Long Beach

ATP Cycle 5 Alert: $7.5 million requested for Pacific Avenue Cycle Track

ATP Cycle 5 Alert: $7.9 million requested for Downtown Long Beach Walkable Corners

Become an LACBC Lime Hero!

Thank you to all of you who have supported LACBC by opting in to donate a slice of your Lime ride!

Non-Chapter Regions

Northeast LA

Eagle Rock BRT update Eagle Rock Forward’s DIY “Beautiful Boulevard” gains traction.

LADOT’s survey for improvements at the intersection of Avenue 50 and Meridian and other streets in Highland Park is still open. Make your voice heard on what it’s like to use these streets.

San Gabriel Valley

Share your input on the Glendora Ave Complete Streets demonstration project. If you haven’t yet, visit the live demonstration project on Glendora Ave. It goes down on March 20.

ATP Cycle 5 Alert: $1.6 million requesetd for South El Monte Safe Routes to School Pedestrian Safety Project

Active SGV wants to know how El Monte, South El Monte Residents Travel

San Fernando Valley

ATP Cycle 5 Alert: $6.1 million requested for a Safe Routes to School Project at Panorama City Elementary School

ATP Cycle 5 Alert: $30.7 million requested for “safety and urban cooling improvements” in Canoga Park

Sign up to receive LADOT updates on the Reseda Boulevard Complete Streets Project

LADOT’s survey for intersection improvements at Telfair and Montague in Pacoima is still open. Provide your feedback!

South Central

ATP Cycle 5 Alert: $6 million requested for a Safe Routes to School project for Carver Middle School and feeder schools Ascot Ave and Harmony Elementary

Survey is still open to provide feedback on safety improvements at McKinley and 88th Place.

Gateway Cities/Southeast LA County

Norwalk Bicycle Master Plan – If you have experience riding in Norwalk your input is needed! Norwalk is putting together its Bicycle Master Plan. Make sure to let them know what should be included. Check out this map and provide your input on areas in need of bicycle safety improvements.


ATP Cycle 5 Alert: $263K requested for City of Maywood Active Transportation Plan

ATP Cycle 5 Alert: $6.5 million requested for Bell Gardens Complete Streets Improvements Phase 1

Metro Relaunches Rail-to-River Community Engagement Process to Choose New Southeast Cities Route

 

Bike shops open during the pandemic

 

Partnership Highlight


Big thanks to Himiway Bike for sending LACBC an e-bike for us to test ride. We’ve enjoyed using it to make our way to the post office to send out the orders from our LACBC Merch Sale.

Our sale is still going on, so make sure to stop by and pick something up to get ready for a summer of riding.

Use code LACBC50off to get 50% off your online purchase.

Support LACBC while securing your bike

When you make a purchase at Seatylock through this link, a portion of your purchase goes to support LACBC!