Santa Monica Blvd Recap & Update

Recently we spoke with Aaron Kunz, Deputy Director for Transportation, about Santa Monica Boulevard reconstruction and what to next expect in the process. Recall that back in March, the Council majority seemed unwilling to concede an extra foot of width to accommodate them. But the ballooning cost estimate stalled the project, and the Council deferred action pending more information about costs and traffic mitigation.

CicLAvia Returns!

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This next iteration in the popular LA closed-streets mobility festival returns to Downtown Los Angeles on October 5th with a new route spur deep into the Eastside, for the first time reaching East Los Angeles. Mark your calendar to join the greatest bike fest on the west coast!

Use the Joint Powers Agreement as Leverage

BHHS bicycle rack cluster

City of Beverly Hills can take many steps to encourage safe cycling, but no step would be as formative as making sure our school district plans for safe cycling align with our city’s vision for┬ámultimodal mobility. Today our school campuses are hardly bike-friendly: only a few K-8 plants include a bicycle rack, and our high school (right) is a worst-practice example in how to discourage riding to school. But City Council could leverage our joint-powers agreement with BHUSD to ensure that the school board makes campuses much more bike-friendly.