The Bumpy Road to a Failed Mobility Planning Process in Beverly Hills

The effort to update the Beverly Hills Bicycle Master Plan (1977) hit a snag when a few NIMBY naysayers were allowed to derail a planning process underway over the past two years. Despite hundreds of supportive comments in three complete streets workshops and two city commission meetings, it took only a few human scarecrows to get city officials and staff to bottle-up a perfectly good draft complete streets plan last year. Here’s a bit about that draft plan a few suggestions to get us back on track.

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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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