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News Cycle: Ktown townhall TONIGHT, bike safety classes coming up, public transit-adjacent vaccinati


LACBC Newsletter

The News Cycle

March 11, 2021



Bikeways & Planning Sub-Committee Meeting: March 16

The City of LA’s Bicycle Advisory Committee’s Subcomittee on bikeways & planning is meeting on Tuesday March 16 from 1pm-3pm. Click here for the Zoom link.

Metro BEST Bike Safety Classes

Saturday, March 13 | 11am – 12 pm


Wednesday, March 17 | 6pm – 7pm


Thursday, March 18 | 12pm – 1pm

Saturday, March 20 | 10am – 11am


Tuesday, March 23 | 6pm – 7pm


Saturday, March 27 | 10am – 11am


Sunday, March 28 | 12pm – 1pm

Wednesday, March 31 | 6pm – 7pm

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



 Stay in the Know 

Have extra time on your hands? LACBC would love to have you volunteer with us!

We have remote volunteer opportunities available, please sign up here.

We’re excited! We’re launching our LA Rivers Challenge on Monday!

Our annual fundraiser is getting a makeover this year. Go to LARiversChallenge.com on March 15 to see all the details.

If you’re one of the awesome folks who signed up for early bird registration for last year’s LA River Ride and didn’t get a refund we have something special for you (including free registration!). If you’re one of these folks, check your inbox in the next couple of weeks for an email from us.

 


Covid 19 Updates

A public transit-adjacent vaccination site opened up this week. At USC, the site is close to several bus routes, as well as the E (Expo) Line and J (Silver) Line. This is in addition to several vaccination sites around the County. Click here to learn more.

 

Federal Updates with Local Implications


The recently passed $1.9-trilliion relief bill includes $30 billion for transit agencies.


Pictured here is Elsie, Metro’s Tunnel Boring Machine on the D (Purple) Line extension project. Elsie broke through to Wilshire/La Cienega last month after having started boring at Wilshire/Fairfax in May of last year.


General LA Updates


The deadline to submit public comments for the Public Draft of the LA River Master Plan has been extended to May 13, 2021.

Review the plan for yourself and make sure to provide your feedback.

We at LACBC are excited for the new open space, trail improvements and cultural amenities to be added along the river. However, we have concerns around:

  1. Equitable approach to these projects and making sure communities that lack opportunities now get a real chance to close the gap.

  2. Displacement and these projects not having enough anti-displacement measures in place, causing the current community to get pushed out as projects are completed.

  3. Public safety defined only as enforcement and not including a more long-term approach to helping the houseless population currently living along the river as well as preventing more people from becoming houseless.

While we are thrilled to see the LA River Master Plan provide a variety of new recreation and transportation opportunities to our communities, we urge the County to take additional steps to provide added protections for those communities who will likely be most impacted by the plan. If we build new infrastructure that does not serve the communities in which they are built, we are only contributing further to the destruction of our region’s vibrant culture.


Submit your comments on the LA River Master Plan website before the deadline, and feel free to use our comments above for your talking points. 

Streetsblog provides a comprehensive look at upcoming LA County Walk/Bike Projects

Metro is hiring bus operators in order to restore bus service. Check out the job posting.


Caltrans wants your input. Have a moment to provide some feedback to Caltrans on pedestrian/biking issues along some state routes?

Check out their survey! It’s pretty easy.


Updates by Region

San Gabriel Valley

South Bay Cities

FYI: Buses replace the C (Green) Line this weekend between Willowbrook/Rosa Parks & Crenshaw stations. Regular service resumes Monday, March 15.


The South Bay Cities Council of Governments (COG) is seeking nominees to serve during the July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2024 term on the Metro South Bay Cities Service Council.

Check out the link for more info on responsibilities, eligibility and stipend info. Deadline to apply is 5pm Thursday, March 25.

Westside Cities

Santa Monica Spoke

San Fernando Valley

Central Los Angeles

TONIGHT at 7pm: Support Koreatown’s “Reimagine 6th St” project

A proposal to create a pedestrian plaza between Normandie and Vermont along 6th St is being discussed tonight at the Wilshire Center Koreatown Neighborhood Council’s town hall. Learn more about the proposal and share your thoughts. If you miss tonight’s meeting, you can still share your thoughts by filling out their online survey in English, Spanish, or Korean.

The stations in question include areas near LACMA, the future Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, Restaurant Row and access to the Grove and Farmer’s Market. Survey stays live until Friday, April 2.

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!

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

Northeast LA- Show your support for the Beautiful Boulevard proposal


The Beautiful Boulevard proposal is a new comprehensive plan on implementing the Bus Rapid Transit in Northeast LA, specifically on Colorado Boulevard, while still preserving bike lanes, sidewalks and medians. If you support the Beautiful Boulevard proposal, take action by signing the petition and sending a letter to representatives.

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


Support Walk ‘n Rollers’ Bike Repair Hub for Kids in Need

Our partner Walk ‘n Rollers encourages kids to be active by walking and biking more often and now they’re stepping it up with a bike repair hub. They’ve launched a GoFundMe to help them establish their freight container bike repair station. Check it out!


 
 


Pedal Movement Hub and The Harbor are featured stops in this month’s Intersections Self-Guided Ride, Fat Tire Presents: Incredible Women Getting It Done

Check these spots out on your own or ride our 18 mile tour!

Pedal Movement Hub is a full service bike shop that offers Sales, Service, Rentals, and short term membership parking. They provide easy and affordable access to essential bicycle services! Membership service gets you access to additional services, such as secure parking, and deals on repairs and products. To learn more about becoming a member email membership@pedal-movement.com! Located at 223 East 1st Street, Long Beach, CA, 90802.


At the end of your ride, stop by The Harbor for a Fat Tire and raise a glass to the women featured in our Intersections Ride! The Harbor is a fun spot to enjoy great drinks, food, and good times!

Located at 130 Pine Ave., Long Beach, CA, 90802. Sunday-Thursday: 4pm-12am & Friday-Saturday 4pm-2am.


Business Highlight:

Ester Song, CEO Road Runner Bags

“Road Runner Bags came into fruition to fill a void in carrying solutions with cyclists in mind — by cyclists, for cyclists! We are a grassroots

company composed of multi-talented craftspeople hand-making cycling bags in Downtown Los Angeles. We are grateful for the support of the cycling community during these unprecedented times for small businesses. Bicycles have always been a fundamental mode of transportation for all and a way to get fresh air and exercise. It can be tricky trying to figure out how to carry your things and being prepared for your bike rides. We make bags that any cyclist can relate to whether you’re a casual rider or an avid cyclist. Our Burrito Handlebar Bag is a perfect pack to carry your essentials and have it upfront and accessible. If you’re looking to carry more, please check us out at

roadrunnerbags.us. Ride safe & stay healthy!”

– Ester Song, CEO Road Runner Bags


Machines For Freedom is a high-performance cycling apparel brand that is made for women.

Started by Jenn Kriske in 2013, Machines For Freedom is a brand grounded in an amazing community of women and bikes all over the world.

Each piece is designed thoughtfully by women who ride. The

pieces are inspired by the intersection of athleticism and femininity.

Challenge yourself, support each other, spread good vibes. You can find Machines For Freedom gear on machinesforfreedom.com!

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!

 


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.

Israel Ovando Vera

Killed on 3/6/21.

He was 38 years old.

Israel Ovando Vera was struck at 4:20am at Roscoe & Sepulveda by the driver of a dark sedan. Officials are looking for a dark 2007-2011 four-door Toyota Camry. There’s a $50,000 reward. There is a video of the incident which shows the car, which you can see at this link (warning: can be considered graphic content).

If you would like to share a few words about someone you know that passed away while riding, please reach out to us through email (info@la-bike.org) or by using this form

 

The Safety Corner

The Learning Corner

 


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 info@la-bike.org.


Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition

PO Box 17733

Long Beach, CA 90807

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