TODAY! Tuesday, Sept. 3 from 5 to 6 pm, the City of Newport Beach will hold its Bicycle Master Plan Oversight Committee Meeting at 100 Civic Center Drive in Newport Beach. For agenda, location, map details see the calendar: http://www.newportbeachca.gov/index.aspx?page=72&recordid=7522
SURVEY! In order to ensure that the Bike Master Plan considers the type of bicycle safety improvements that we believe will help minimize the deaths of our cyclist friends, please take theNewport Beach Bicycle Survey AND show up to this meeting to voice your opinion.
WHO'S NEXT? As most of you know, we lost another cyclist in Newport Beach this week, Debra Deem. Debra was the wife of Paul Deem, an Olympic Cyclist and owner of Cycle Werks. On 8/27 at 4:27 pm, Debra was westbound on East Coast Highway, according to a police news release. A minivan also traveling westbound collided with her. Debra was taken to Mission Hospital where she passed away from her injuries.
ADDITIONALLY, one year ago in September is the month where we lost two women cyclists and a third injured in three consecutive days. We all remember and now we mourn another death. PLEASE WEAR YOUR NEWPORT BEACH MEMORIAL RIDE T-SHIRT
-April Morris, Anaheim