Friday, March 11, 2011

Awards for Bike Friendly Universities and Businesses Announced

The 2011 awards are out. We are happy to see six awards going to California schools, with the top award going to Stanford. UC Irvine was given a "silver," making OC proud!

See the list of schools awarded.

The League of American Bicyclists had this to say in their press release:

"Promoting bicycling is a simple solution to many challenges we face as a nation - improving sustainability, physical activity and quality of life. The League of American Bicyclists’ Bicycle Friendly America program has helped communities, businesses, states and now universities improve conditions for bicycling, creating the types of places where people want to live, work and visit."

What are your ideas for making Laguna Beach a more bike friendly city? Here are some of ours:
- Bike racks at grocery stores, schools and City Hall (what other locations?)
- Support for commuters (lockers, racks, etc. at bus depots)
- Dedicated bicycle-only streets (and more one-way streets with bike lanes)

1 comment:

  1. Sharrows for narrow streets or streets with on-street parking, a shared lane alerts drivers the lane is shared with cycling traffic. Glenneyre, PCH, Catalina meet this description provided posted speed is reduced. Public outreach is vital for educating both cyclists and drivers to be aware of each other and to follow vehicular driving rules. Drivers:share the road, Cyclists: don't ride stupid.