Roxbury Park Protected Bike Lane Demonstration on July 22nd

City of Beverly Hills will host a demonstration to show off what we hope will be a protected bicycle lane on Roxbury Drive south of Olympic adjacent to Roxbury Park. Drop by Sunday July 25th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m to chat with city transportation officials and at 10:30 a.m. sharp join fellow riders in a bike ride with our Mayor Bob Wunderlich.

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One Beverly Hills Goes to City Council [updated]

Exactly a month after the city council of Beverly Hills adopted the complete streets plan, our leaders are now facing the first next test: will bicyclists find safe access to and through the proposed One Beverly Hills project? The project comprises 600 hotel rooms and 340 housing units (not a single one of them affordable!) in three towers plus a conference center and retail — 2 million square feet in total. This Thursday May 20th city council reviews the project. Will city council require bicycle lanes as a condition of approval?

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Beverly Hills Adopts Complete Streets Plan

City of Beverly Hills has finally adopted a complete streets plan. City council finally gave the nod on Tuesday, April 20th after having bottled-up a very good draft plan for eighteen months. We can now move forward on some of the first-year projects identified in the associated Action Plan: bikeway corridors, model bikeway design guidelines and the hiring of a mobility coordinator. Could safer streets for bicyclists be just around the literal corner?

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Beverly Hills Puts the Brake on Shared-Mobility Devices

Beverly Hills City Council adopted a total ban on shared-mobility devices, an action that came in an evening ‘special’ meeting to impose this ad-hoc regulation targeted at device companies Bird and Lime. The ordinance would also ban all ‘dockless’ devices including motorized bicycles. Penalties include impound and fines. Enforcement will target users as well.

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Beverly Hills City Council UNANIMOUSLY OKs SM Blvd Bike Lanes

In an incredible turnabout, all five Beverly Hills councilmembers agreed to include bicycle lanes on our segment of Santa Monica Boulevard. The unanimous vote demolished the specious claims put forth by NIMBY opponents. And it recognized the solid arguments brought forth by forty speakers and scores more comments: bicycle lanes not only make riders feel safe, they actually make us more safe!

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