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Do you feel unsafe riding a bicycle in Beverly Hills? Have you been involved in a collision in Beverly Hills? Have you been seriously injured? Better Bike wants to know! Can we help?Remember that City Hall needs to hear from you directly, too. The next time you hit a big pothole, or get sideswiped by a motorist, can’t find a bike rack or are generally are fed up with the sorry state of cycling here in Beverly Hills, pick up the phone to ask City Hall what our leaders are doing to keep cyclists safe. Find a list of handy numbers below!

Key Contact Numbers for Beverly Hills City Hall

  • City Council is the key policy-making body for Beverly Hills. Five Council members represent every district in the city (it is an at-large system). Talk to more than just one. Reach the City Council at (310) 285-1013.
  • Transportation Division  oversees mobility planning and infrastructure. Staff also supports City Council and the Traffic and Parking Commission where mobility policies and programs are concerned. It is essential that staff hear from you. Reach Aaron Kunz, Deputy Director, at (310) 285-2563 or by email at akunz@beverlyhills.org.
  • Traffic & Parking Commission is advisory to City Council on all matters related to traffic conditions. Reach the Traffic & Parking Commission staff at (310) 285-2452 or transportation@beverlyhills.org.
  • Recreation & Parks Commission oversees parks, cultural landmarks, and summer recreation programming. Commissioners should take an interest in bicycle riding to and from parks, but they don’t. Remind them that parks are an essential component of a citywide bicycle network. Reach the Commission at (310) 288-2220.
  • Beverly Hills Unified School District enjoys significant power as a stand-alone body backed by a fat bond issue. Their facilities master planning process is underway and presents an opportunity to secure bike-friendly improvements. Contact the district at (310) 551-5100.

Let us know what you find out!

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Complete Streets Plan Draft is Posted: We Need Your Input

City of Beverly Hills has released the draft Complete Streets Plan for public review and feedback. We need your help to make this the best plan on the Westside. But we have a long way to go.

The draft plan is 240+ pages of community context and best practices that begins to point the way toward safer streets, but the draft is relatively light when it comes to substance. Look past the pictures, tables, colorful charts and icons to see that the infrastructure, policy and program options comprise only 30 pages. Just three additional pages suggest the proposed implementation.

Despite its heft, this draft is light on vision: it doesn’t even begin to suggest what the bikeways network should look like. Beverly Hills is already a decade or more behind our municipal neighbors when it comes to striped lanes and measures to calm motor traffic. What I see in this draft plan are half-steps and some equivocation over the safest and most efficient crosstown routes. Where is the ambition?

We who ride Beverly Hills streets have a job to do: We must make sure that the final complete streets plan reflects our hard-won seat-of-the-pants wisdom about how to navigate this city safely.

So mark your calendars for THIS WEDNESDAY May 8th at 6pm at Beverly Hills City Hall to hear a presentation from city consultant Iteris. We had great support for Santa Monica Boulevard lanes but we need to get this band back together!

Come to share your perspective on the draft plan. You have your ideas about mobility and we need them in the final complete streets plan.

Please download the draft plan and give a close read to these sections of the technical report:

  • Chapter 7: Recommended infrastructure (p. 85)
  • Chapter 8: Recommended policies (p. 101)
  • Chapter 9: Recommended programs (p. 109)
  • Chapter 10: Implementation plan (p. 115)

Have a few minutes to add a few comments to the online version of the draft plan? Find it here: http://completestreets.beverlyhills.org/draft-plan-technical-report/

There is much work to be done in order to make the final complete streets plan the roadmap to safer streets that we need. Otherwise we will be stuck with only more well-illustrated shelfware. And the shelf is too crowded already!

Got any questions? Give me a shout!

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