The News Cycle
February 25, 2021
Free e-bike class moved to March 18!
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.
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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
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
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.
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
Thank you to all of you who have supported LACBC by opting in to donate a slice of your Lime ride!
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
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
LADOT’s survey for intersection improvements at Telfair and Montague in Pacoima is still open. Provide your feedback!
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
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
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.
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!
Coffee Del Mundo is a Black and Afro-Latino owned non-european specialty coffee company based in South Los Angeles.
Their mission is to help people rediscover true coffee the way it was meant to be enjoyed without all of those unnatural ingredients. To do this, they traveled and established relationships with many small farms around the world and created a 100% dairy free menu designed in our community. Their bottled cold brews are energy packed and made with natural ingredients to #fuelyourmundo. Make a pit stop and refuel with their bottled cold brew while on our 2021 Self-Guided Black History Ride.
Visit Coffee Del Mundo at 7414 S Vermont Ave, 90044, Wednesday – Friday from 7am to 1pm and Weekends 8am to 3pm and let them know #BikesMeanBusiness!
Krystyl Wright and Cynthia Washington, a mother-daughter duo, founded LOT XI to serve communities with limited access to quality self-care products.
LOT XI collaborates with local farmers to incorporate fair trade and non-toxic ingredients in their products. LOT XI was established in 2014 for the love of community and all things self-care. Show some support and shop online at lotxi.com!
Click here to learn more on what to do if you are involved in a bicycle crash. If someone you know was killed in a bicycle crash, here are some resources to guide you through this difficult time.
The Safety Corner
This edition of the safety corner is brought to you by Cohen Law Partners.
The Learning Corner
SCAG Scholarship Program – $4,000 for high school or community college students interested in urban planning, public policy, and/or public service.
League of American Bicyclists’ National Bike Summit starts this Sunday Feb 28 and goes until Wednesday March 3. Will you be there? LACBC will be tuned in.
A new report from the UK: “For Disabled People, Inclusive Transportation Is About Much More Than Lifts And Ramps”
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