Thursday, September 25, 2014

Laguna Beach Shunned by PCH Bike Tour!

The California Surf N Turf bicycle tour follows PCH Santa Barbara to San Diego

 SoCal By Bike 2014 Bike Tour • “Surf N Turf” • Oct. 31-Nov. 5

 

 

 Ride promoters know the road dangers through Laguna Beach, best to avoid that city altogether.

How pathetic of Laguna Beach but hey they are consistent!

For tour details contact The California Bicycle Coalition.

 

Saturday, September 20, 2014

New Motorist Passing Law




















Now it's the Law





California Vehicle Code Text:

CVC 21760 subsections of interest:
(c) A driver of a motor vehicle shall not overtake or pass a bicycle proceeding in the same direction on a highway at a distance of less than three feet between any part of the motor vehicle and any part of the bicycle or its operator.
(d) If the driver of a motor vehicle is unable to comply with subdivision (c), due to traffic or roadway conditions, the driver shall slow to a speed that is reasonable and prudent, and may pass only when doing so would not endanger the safety of the operator of the bicycle, taking into account the size and speed of the motor vehicle and bicycle, traffic conditions, weather, visibility, and surface and width of the highway.
 

Monday, September 15, 2014

San Clemente Mobility Plan Wins Best in California


The city of San Clemente planned for the transportation plan of 2050. In recognition of vision and execution they won the American Planning Association Award of Merit for the city's Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan. The city's "walk-the-talk" advocate for balanced mobility planning Brenda Miller won the Advocate of the Year award. The awards recognize the pair are distinguished as the  two best in the entire state of California.   Is Laugna Beach too NIMBY to look south?  -LS


Award Ceremony
WHEN: Tuesday, Sept. 16, 6-ish pm (6:15 should be ok, but parking may be tight).
WHERE: San Clemente City Council chambers

AFTER TOAST: "Tall Can Tuesday" Special at Nomads 
Canteen (thanks to the OC Bike Coalition!)

MAP: Meeting Awards Map (with bike route if you want to arrive via Metrolink)

Friday, September 5, 2014

"E-Bike Sales Surging in Europe" NY Times



Deutsche Post' Iris Marossek delivers to 1500 residents daily
"David Stellini recently bought an e-bike with a cargo carrier in front to carry his two small children around. He works as a spokesman for the European People’s Party, the largest center - right political party in the Parliament, and has been commuting to work by car.
A recent traffic snarl during a visit by President Obama pushed Mr. Stellini, 37, over the top."  "E-Bike Sales Surging in Europe", NY Times, 18 August 2014.