Founded in 1998, Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition (LACBC) works to build a better, more bike-able Los Angeles County. LACBC is the only membership-based nonprofit organization working exclusively for the millions of people who ride bikes in Los Angeles County. Through advocacy, education and outreach, Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition brings together the diverse bicycling community in a united mission to make the entire L.A. region a safe and enjoyable place to ride.
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For several years, Sgt. David Krumer has been the bicycling community’s main point of contact with the Los Angeles Police Department. Many can attest that he was always consistent and quick to respond to all manner of issues that arose. LACBC was not alone in relying on him for assistance. Sgt. Krumer has been reassigned and we’d like to thank him for all that he’s done for bicyclists in Los Angeles. Sgt. Krumer, we wish you the best. Come ride with us any time!
With Sgt. Krumer’s departure as the LAPD go-to guy for all things bike, the department recently announced four new liaisons to take Krumer’s place. Each liaison will represent one of four traffic divisions in the City of Los Angeles. Their role is to be available to bicycling public. If, for example, you’ve had an altercation with a motorist or if you have an issue with an LAPD officer that you’ve encountered, the liaisons are there for you. You can contact them according to the traffic division you were in at the time of your incident. For a more detailed description of the change at LAPD, you can read blogger and LACBC Board member Ted Rogers' post on LAStreetsblog. A map of the divisions is on the LACBC blog. Starting now, keep this list handy!
- Central Traffic Division: Sgt. Laszlo Sandor 213 972-1853 firstname.lastname@example.org
- West Traffic Division: Sgt. Christopher Kunz 213 473-0215 email@example.com
- South Traffic Division: Sgt. Jon Aufdemberg 213 421-2588 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Valley Traffic Division: Sgt. Steve Egan 818 644-8146 email@example.com
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 7:00am - Saturday, October 27, 2012 - 1:30pm
The Carson Master Plan of Bikeways is currently underway and the city is continually looking for your participation. This month, Carson will be conducting bicycle counts to gather existing bicycling and pedestrian information. Volunteers are needed to capture this data and that is where you come in! The task is simple and it requires just a couple hours of your time. Here are the dates and times we need your help. When you sign up, you can chose from a list of intersections.
Bike Count training session (required to attend just one of these)
Saturday, October 20 - 9 a.m.
Monday, October 22 - 6 p.m.
Bike Count volunteer sessions (pick one, or more!)
Wednesday, October 24 - 7 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Wednesday, October 24 - 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, October 27 - 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
A week ago, we blogged about the NBC Universal Evolution Plan, a $1.6 billion investment in our region’s film and entertainment industry. LACBC, along with our allies in the River Family, was greatly concerned about the project’s failure to include the LA River Bike Path along its northern edge. LACBC was also concerned about the lack of on-street bicycle infrastructure in the project’s traffic mitigation program. We issued an action alert and you responded. Yesterday, the Planning Commission heard you loud and clear. The result is that NBC Universal will invest $3,875,000 to study, design, and construct bikeways in the vicinity of Universal City.
Thanks to everyone who sent in a letter of support to protect the LA River bike path! We'll be updating you in future. The approval of these funds is far from assured and will require a big push from the bicycling community.
Read more about it on the LACBC Blog.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 7:00am - Saturday, October 27, 2012 - 6:00pm
LACBC, the City of Lynwood, and the LA County Department of Public Health will be conducting bike and ped counts this October in Lynwood in order to collect data to improve biking and walking. Counts will be held on Wednesday, October 24 from 7 AM to 9 AM and 4 PM to 6 PM, and Saturday, October 27 from 12 noon to 2 PM. Training sessions will be held on Saturday, October 20 at 10 AM or Monday, October 22 at 6:30 PM. To volunteer, sign up on our VolunteerSpot page. Questions? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at the office at 213-629-2142.
Saturday, October 13, 2012 - 11:00am - Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 6:00pm
LACBC, the Pomona Valley Bicycle Coalition, the City of Pomona, and the LA County Department of Public Health will be conducting bike and ped counts this October in Pomona in order to collect data to improve biking and walking. Counts will be held on Saturday, October 13 from 11 AM to 1 PM, and Wednesday, October 17 from 7 AM to 9 AM and 4 PM to 6 PM. Training sessions will be held on Wednesday, October 3 at 6:30 PM or Saturday, October 6 at 10 AM. To volunteer, sign up on our VolunteerSpot page. Questions? Please email email@example.com or call us at the office at 213-629-2142.