Wednesday, May 27, 2015

LA Planning Commission Reviews Mobility Plan

The city of Los Angeles is poised to approve and adopt their Complete Streets Policy Mobility Plan, a component of the GENERAL PLAN for LA. The plan will be reviewed by the LA Planning Commission 28 May 2015. The city of Laguna Beach is also working on a mobility plan, here is how Los Angeles and Laguna Beach compare.

Planning Document (click)
Los Angeles
Laguna Beach
Mobility Plan 2035 May 2015 complete
Complete Streets Design Guide complete
Final Environmental Impact Report complete
Availability Notice Environment Impact Report complete
Mobility Plan Staff Report Summary complete
Mobility Plan Staff Reports A-F complete
City Planning Commission 5-year Strategy complete
Mobility Plan Network complete
Bicycle Pedestrian Master Plan complete
More Planning Documents complete
Enhanced Mobility and Complete Streets Transition Plan ***

Unlike the Los Angeles plan, the Laguna version is not a component of the city General Plan and legally non-binding.

*** The LB plan includes this disclaimer :

The latest update to the Laguna Beach Mobility Plan appears here.    -LS

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

DecoBike Bikeshare

San Diego got DecoBike

  • Annual Membership $99 
  • Or hourly rental
  • Unlimited 30-minute rides
  • Find a bike (use the App)
  • Visit bike station
  • Go

Friday, May 22, 2015

Laguna's First Ride of Silence 2015

LA Times Coastline Pilot Photo

The Ride of Silence is an international event to recognize those killed and injured in bicycle collisions with motorists around the world, and to draw awareness for all roadway users to Share-the-Road.  This year the event was held in 335 locations in 20 countries on 6 continents and the first participation in Laguna.
Where were these guys?

See the International Ride of Silence Organizers here.

See the Route through Laguna Beach here.

Read full coverage at the LB Coastline Pilot here.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

The Ride of Silence

Records show 13 cycling fatalities occurred in Orange County alone since the same event in 2014. 

To HONOR those injured or killed
To RAISE AWARENESS that we are here
To ask that we all SHARE THE ROAD

       Jordan Ames, 21 (May 30, 2014, Santa Ana)
       John Colvin, 55 (June 17, Laguna Beach)
       Rafael Correa, 19 (July 5, Fullerton)
       Artemio Ortiz, 56 (August 1, Orange)
       Michael Bastien, 55 (September 1,    Huntington Beach)
       William Rowland, 61 (September 5, Huntington Beach)
       Shaun Eagleson, 30 ( October 19, Newport Coast)
       Daniella Palacios, 44 (November 1, Anaheim)
       Cesar Labastida, 74 (November 15, Laguna Woods)
       Hassan Davoodiara, 69 (November 15, Santa Ana)
       Vihn Tran, 36 (December 27, Fountain Valley)
       Timothy Binau, 41 (April 1, 2015, Anaheim)
       Robert Horton, 62 (May 4, 2015, Santa Ana)

At 7 pm local time Laguna will join other communities in 335 locations in 20 countries on 6 continents around the planet in a unique bike ride to raise awareness for bike safety in our home towns - to alert all road users to the number of cyclists killed and injured by motorists unwilling to safely share the road.

Wednesday 20 May 2015
Heisler Park, Laguna Beach, CA
Gather: 6:00pm  Assemble: 6:30pm  Ride 7:00pm

This ride is the first group ride to follow Laguna's new bike route completed in February 2015, so come join us!

The ride is somber, quiet, single-file pacing out for several city blocks ... we will share this hour with each other knowing thousands across the planet joined us.


LBPD will not assist at crossings
Gathering Point: Heisler Amphitheater
Closing Circle: Sculpture "In Central Park" 

The ride is at dusk so prepare:

Day-glow Gear - Lights - Reflectors - Armbands
 Wear an arm band; Black in solidarity - or Red if you suffered injury.

Bike Route Map

For the latest ride information:

Route Cuesheet, elevations, regroup flags,  GPS Map here.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

May is Bike Month

The League of American Bicyclists
Are you bracing yourselves for traffic frustration, delays and auto congestion soon to arrive in our town? Have you considered better alternatives to the automobile for making short trips around Laguna like the Municipal Bus, the Trolley or Uber? Laguna's first bike-route was completed in February marked by pavement Sharrows and bike-route sign posts showing the way. May is National Bike Month so why not give the bike-route a try-out?

Consider the benefits of getting around Laguna by bike: it's healthy, door to door service, no traffic delays, many alternative routes and you never look for parking. To get started watch for bike events this month: May 11-15 is National Bike to Work Week sponsored by The League of American Bicyclists. The Ride of Silence is Wednesday May 20 6:00pm starting from Heisler Park, organized by the Orange County Bicycle Coalition.

Mobility by bicycle addresses many of our most pressing societal and environmental problems. Bicycling is fun!  For more event information follow the links.  -LS