Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition and the City of Glendale were presented the Southern California Association of Governments 2012 Compass Blueprint top honor – The President’s Award – for the Safe & Healthy Streets Plan which the LACBC and the City of Glendale completed in the Spring of 2011. The award was presented during SCAG’s Compass Blueprint Awards dinner on Wednesday April 4 at the Bonaventure Hotel. LACBC’s Colin Bogart joined Glendale Mayor Frank Quintero and Safe & Healthy Streets co-authors Mike Nilsson and Marc Stirdivant to accept the honor.
The Compass Blueprint Awards are presented in recognition of projects that demonstrate excellence and achievement in the four key elements of Compass Blueprint planning: Livability, Mobility, Prosperity and Sustainability. “We’re honored to be recognized and we’re proud of the Safe & Healthy Streets Plan,” says Colin Bogart. “Creating the plan was a unique and truly collaborative project that involved multiple city departments, community groups, and volunteers. We’re also grateful to the L.A. County Department of Public Health’s PLACE Program for funding the project in the first place.”
Click here to watch a video about Safe & Healthy Streets that was created for the awards ceremony and SCAG’s website.
WALK BIKE GLENDALE E-MAIL LIST & VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Walk Bike Glendale is the official Glendale chapter of the LACBC. They are building their membership and their contact list for keeping the Glendale community informed about important events for bicyclists and pedestrians. We encourage everyone who reads this blog or who is on our Safe & Healthy Streets e-mail list to join the Walk Bike Glendale e-mail list. Join now by clicking here!
Walk Bike Glendale is hosting two bicycle safety events in May – one on May 5th and one on May 19 – and they need volunteers. If you can help, please contact Nathalie Winiarski at firstname.lastname@example.org
HONOLULU ROAD DIET MEETING
The second community meeting for the Honolulu Road Diet Pilot Project will be held next week on Thursday, April 26, 2012, 7:00 pm at the Sparr Heights Community Center. Anyone interested in this project is encouraged to attend this meeting. For more details, visit the City of Glendale’s website here.
MONTROSE HISTORY RIDE MAY 12, 2012
As part of Bike Month and History Month, there will be a Montrose History Ride on Saturday May 12, 2012 co-hosted by Montrose Patch, Walk Bike Glendale, the Glendale Historical Sociatey, Glendale Community Services & Parks, and Glendale Public Works Traffic and Transportation. The ride is free and all are welcome! For more details, visit the Walk Bike Glendale website.