Volunteers are needed for the second annual Glendale Bicyclist and Pedestrian Count on Wednesday September 22 and Saturday September 25, 2010. Volunteers will count at 26 locations city-wide during two-hour windows in the morning and evening. The information gathered will help the City to track biking and walking trends in Glendale as well as to determine where there might be greater need for bike and pedestrian infrastructure. The count data will also be used for the City’s upcoming Bikeway Master Plan update.
This year we’re using VolunteerSpot.com to organize all the volunteers. If you can help with the count on September 22 or 25, please click on the button below. You’ll be asked to input your e-mail address, then you will receive an e-mail with instructions and a link to pick the date, time, and location you want.
Let’s Collaborate for More Bike Racks
Guest contributor and Cruise Night bike wrangler, “Cave” Jen, was inspired by Justin Klein’s efforts to get a bike rack installed by Chase Bank. Jen realized that she and Justin had a similar goal in mind – get a better rack installed at Whole Foods. What if other people are trying to do the same thing? What about other businesses in town? So, Jen sent the following idea and we encourage all of you Glendale cyclists to join in!
In the last Safe & Healthy Streets blog post, guest contributor Justin Klein wrote about his (eventually successful) effort to get a bike rack installed at his bank. He’s already initiated a similar effort to get Whole Foods to upgrade their rack to something more secure.
I appreciate hearing Justin has rekindled efforts for this particular location. Approaching Whole Foods now can serve to amplify his effort. BUT WHY STOP THERE? I’ve been asking Virgil’s for a bike rack, too. Maybe we can all help each other out here. Send your pet peeve locations to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll post the list of places. Let’s help each other get it done! Kumbaya, peace out, and safe riding.
Bicycle Safety Awareness Event with L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa
Mayor Villaraigosa, in partnership with the LA County Bicycle Coalition and Midnight Ridazz.com, will be announcing the winner of the bike safety slogan contest and unveil the the much anticipated Bicycle Awareness & Safety Campaign poster designed by Geoff McFetridge at a press event on Tuesday, August 24th at 10 am.
Come and be part of the celebration as the Mayor, just after the Bike Summit, continues his efforts in creating safer streets for cyclists.
Wanna Be in a PSA? You are invited to stay after the press event and take part in the filming of the Bicycle Awareness and Safety PSA, educating motorists that cyclists do have the right to the lane. The filming will take place immediately following the press conference at the same location.
Where: 1st/Main Street Los Angeles, CA 90012
across from new LAPD building map
When: Tuesday, August 24th, 10 am
Please RSVP and bring a helmet!