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August 25, 2015 News 0 Comments

Yesterday, the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition was proud to stand as part of the newly formed Los Angeles Vision Zero Alliance (LA0) as Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti signed the Vision Zero executive directive to end all traffic deaths by the year 2025.

Vision Zero is a policy that aims to eliminate all traffic deaths. While traffic safety campaigns have traditionally focused on changing human behavior, Vision Zero instead places the responsibility on government to using evidence-based strategies to manage the streets to prevent fatalities and serious injuries. Yesterday Los Angeles joined a global movement in altering its approach to traffic safety and proclaiming that the simple act of getting from point A to point B—whether biking, walking, driving, or using other means—should not be "a death-defying act," to borrow a phrase that Councilmember Mike Bonin used yesterday.

LA0 is a strong and diverse constituency that works in partnership with the City. Members of LA0 include: AARP California, Advancement Project, Asian Pacific Islander Obesity Prevention Alliance (APIOPA), Communities Actively Living Independent & Free (CALIF), Community Health Councils (CHC), Los Angeles Walks, Multicultural Communities for Mobility (MCM), PALS for Health, T.R.U.S.T. South L.A., Youth Policy Institute (YPI), and LACBC.

We invite you to learn more about LA0 by visiting visionzeroalliance.org, signing the petition to show your support, and finding LA0 on Facebook and Twitter.

 

Photo by Serena Grace Photo for LA0.

August 24, 2015 Event 0 Comments

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 7:00am - Saturday, September 19, 2015 - 1:00pm

Join LACBC, Los Angeles Walks, and UCLA Lewis Center for Regional Policy Studies for the fourth biennial Los Angeles bike and pedestrian count in 2015. We have over 120 locations throughout the City of Los Angeles and we can't do it without your help. You'll be collecting vital data that will be used to advocate for better bicycle and pedestrian funding for years to come.

You can check locations near you on this MAP. Please sign up HERE for a count location for one (or more!) of the following shifts:

  • Wednesday, September 16, 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.
  • Wednesday, September 16, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, September 19, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

If you have any question about the counts, please email: count@la-bike.org.

August 20, 2015 News 0 Comments

The winners of the 2015 Great Streets Challenge Grant Program were announced. This grant program will award up to $20,000 to eight community-driven projects that re-imagine LA's iconic commercial corridors as dynamic public spaces. Check out all the recipients here.

LACBC is a partner on several of the projects. Read more about the projects below, and donate by Friday, August 21st, to help make them a reality! The Challenge Grant Program will match your donations if fundraisinging reaches $10,000 to provide additional funding for each project.


Make It Mar Vista is a one-day festival, taking place Saturday, November 28, 2015 hosted by Mar Vista Chamber of Commerce, LACBC, and community partners. It envision inviting people from our community and beyond to interact with local businesses, artists and each other for a day of true community engagement along our Great Street of Venice Boulevard. LACBC will lead an inaugural bike ride to open the festival! Visit the Make It Mar Vista fundraising page to support the project!

Connect the Dots (@connecthedotsLA) is a series of public workshops that will inform and visualize environmental dynamics of streets and stormwater system and think about the future of Van Nuys Blvd with community members. Participants will paint blue dots on Van Nuys Great Streets to visualize where and how the water flows underneath. Bicyclists, pedestrians and motorists will experience safe and complete Van Nuys Blvd. Visit Connect the Dots Van Nuys fundraising page to support the project!

YES (Youth Envisioned Streets) for a Healthier South LA is a collaborative effort between National Health Foundation, A Place Called Home, Los Angeles Walks, LACBC, and the Coalition for Responsible Community Development. The project will empower South LA youth to plan and execute a one-day community event to take place on Central Avenue between 33rd Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Through this event, youth will demonstrate innovative interventions along the corridor that will transform this public space to promote healthy lifestyles. Visit the YES for a Healthier South LA fundraising page to support the project!

August 12, 2015 Event 0 Comments

Tuesday, August 11, 2015 - 10:00am - 1:00pm

On Tuesday afternoon, after a long and contentious hearing, the City Council passed Mobility Plan 2035 on a 12-2 vote. Councilmembers Koretz and Cedillo voted against the plan after their amendments to remove bike projects in their district were not accepted.

This plan makes safety the City's #1 transportation priority and includes 300 miles of protected bike lanes and over 100 miles of bus transit improvements. As Councilmember Mike Bonin said, these are the changes that residents need to have walking, biking and transit be safe and convenient choices. Thank you also to PLUM Committee Chair Jose Huizar for championing this citywide complete streets plan and ushering it through Council approval.

Most of all, thank you to the hundreds of you who wrote, called and attended council, committee and commission hearings along the way. This plan is a huge step forward for the City of Los Angeles, and making its benefits real on our streets will require your continued support. Thank you!

You can see the entire Mobility Plan 2035 and EIR here.

July 21, 2015 Event 0 Comments

Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 6:00pm - 10:00pm

The Second Annual Awards Gala

FIREFLY BALL
Celebrating a Bright Future for LA County

Named out of its timing with the seasonal launch of Operation Firefly, an education and bike light distribution program of LACBC, the Firefly Ball is a light-filled evening of art, music, food and drink.
Celebrate with us as we honor community members doing good bike work while raising much needed funds for LA’s largest, full service bike advocacy nonprofit--the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition!

This year's honorees are:

  • Mayor Richard Riordan — Passionate Pedal Award
  • Tafarai Bayne — The Alex Baum Award for Achievement in Advocacy
  • Councilmembers Mitch Englander & Joe Buscaino — The Innovator Award

Join us at 6 p.m. for a cocktail hour and silent auction (in your classy, business attire). Our dinner program commences at 7pm.

WHEN: Thursday, October 29; 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.

WHERE: The Majestic Downtown - 650 S. Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90014

CONTACT: Kelly Martin · kelly@la-bike.org · (213) 629-2142 ext.112

RSVP: Reserve your Tickets Here.

MEDIA KIT: For everything you need to know about being an event/table sponsor coming soon.

TRIBUTE JOURNAL:  Unable to attend, but want to place an ad in our tribute journal?  Coming soon.

DONATE:  Can't make it, but still want to help?  Donate here.

PARKING: TBA.  Bike Valet provided.  Closest Metro Red Line stop is at 7th and Flower.

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