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Tuesday, September 16th, 2014, 08:52 AM by San Diego County Bicycle Coalition [0 Comments]

News: California Road-Sharing Law Goes Into Effect September 16th

The “Three-Feet-for-Safety Act” legally mandates that California motorists give bicyclists at least three feet of space when passing them on the road and also provides a way for law enforcement to enforce safe passing.  The San Diego County Bicycle Coalition, the Automobile Club of Southern California,   California Highway Patrol-Border Division and San Diego Police Dept. will launch locally the “I GIVE 3 FT” safety awareness campaign on Tuesday, Sept. 16, the day the law goes into effect.  The traffic safety groups are urging motorists to give bicyclists at least 3 feet clearance when passing. Read more…

The San Diego County Bicycle Coalition was proud to play a role in getting this law passed by supporting the “Three-Feet-for-Safety-Act” in conjunction with the California Bicycle Coalition, who led the state-wide efforts to get it passed. 

View the new California Vehicle Code Section 21760.

Now that we have this important safety measure as law, the Bike Coalition will continue to work with local law enforcement to help educate the public about the new law and its importance to all of us who share the road. 


Support our “I Give 3 Ft” bicycle safety awareness campaign by donating or becoming a member of the San Diego County Bicycle Coalition today.

Spread the word on Facebook + twitter

Friday, September 12th, 2014, 02:55 PM by San Diego County Bicycle Coalition [0 Comments]

SAN DIEGO ORGANIZATIONS LAUNCH “I GIVE 3 FT”  BICYCLE SAFETY AWARENESS CAMPAIGN  

WHAT:    The “Three-Feet-for-Safety Act” legally mandates that California motorists give bicyclists at least three feet of space when passing them on the road and also provides a way for law enforcement to enforce safe passing.  The San Diego County Bicycle Coalition, the Automobile Club of Southern California,   California Highway Patrol-Border Division and San Diego Police Dept. will launch locally the “I GIVE 3 FT” safety awareness campaign on Tuesday, Sept. 16, the day the law goes into effect.  The traffic safety groups are urging motorists to give bicyclists at least 3 feet clearance when passing. 

Similar awareness campaigns are being launched by law enforcement, cyclist groups and non-profits in other counties to get the word out about the law.
                       
 SEE:       Visual demonstrations including 3-ft measurement tips and ride-a-long demos with passenger vehicles and bicyclists; Safety tip cards being distributed to 200,000 motorists via AAA Roadside Assistance statewide and safety groups. I GIVE 3 FT window clings affixed to AAA and other vehicles.

WHO:     
      • Assemblyman Steven Bradford, author, 3 Feet for Safety Act
      • CHP-Border Division Chief Jim Abele
      • San Diego Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman
      • San Diego County Bicycle Coalition Executive Dir. Andy Hanshaw
      • Auto Club Public Affairs Specialist and Bicyclist Marianne Kim  
WHEN:     10 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 16, press conference, b-roll and post-press conference interviews.

WHERE:   Auto Club San Diego branch parking lot, 2440 Hotel Circle North, San Diego  92108.  Branch telephone: 619-233-1000.

WHY:        California’s new bike-passing law will go into effect Sept. 16 and is designed to increase road safety and reduce crashes by reminding motorists to give bicyclists more safe space while passing on the road.  Twenty-five other states have similar laws. 
                 
Contact: Auto Club, Jeff Spring and Elaine Beno, 714-885-2333
                      CHP Public Information Officer Armando Garcia, 858-650-3669

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Wednesday, September 10th, 2014, 10:21 AM by San Diego County Bicycle Coalition [0 Comments]


Have you heard?!  On September 21st people from around the nation and the world will come together in an unprecedented citizen mobilization for the People’s Climate March in New York City. As world leaders meet at the United Nations climate change summit, hundreds of thousands of marchers will demand the world we know is within our reach: a world with an economy that works for people and the planet; a world safe from the ravages of climate change; a world with good jobs, clean air and water, and healthy communities. Other marches will take place around the world as we collectively call on our leaders to act now on climate change. 



The People’s Climate March San Diego will be on Sunday, September 21. We will gather at City Hall at 12:30 to call for a strong Climate Action Plan, stop at America Plaza / Santa Fe Station to highlight transportation alternatives, and end at the County Administration Waterfront Park, where we will hear from local leaders representing different communities. Confirmed speakers include San Diego City Council President Todd Gloriaand Secretary-Treasurer of the San Diego-Imperial Counties Labor Council AFL-CIO, Richard Barrera.

One of the key issues we are raising is transportation - getting people out of their cars and switching to biking, walking and transit.  We are inviting cyclists to be in a big group up at the front of the march to emphasize this. Biking, walking, and transit will be addressed specifically at our stop at America Plaza. 

There are four organized bike rides to this event: two from the North (University City and Mission Bay); from the East (SDSU); and from University of San Diego. Each bicyclist attending the march will receive a special People’s Climate March Bib (see below).

Click here for more information and to RSVP for a bike ride.

The People’s Climate March San Diego has been endorsed by a coalitionof over 35 environmental, health, labor and civic organizations, including the San Diego County Bicycle Coalition.

Help make sure our leaders get the message loud and clear! Join us on September 21.

Click here to RSVP, for all the details, and for resources to share the information with your friends, family and colleagues. Together, we can make sure our leaders take serious climate action!

See you there,

Friday, August 29th, 2014, 12:17 PM by San Diego County Bicycle Coalition [0 Comments]

iCommuteSD's website hosts a great resource of information regarding bicycling and commuting. They also have an interactive map of San Diego County, introduced this spring,  outlining bicycle friendly routes and paths.  The map shows San Diego's 1,340-mile bikeway network, that stretches across of the county, north to San Onofre, south to the Mexican border, and east to Ramona and El Cajon. SANDAG's plan encourages commuters to ride their bikes to work or use public transportation and then pedal that "last mile" from a bus or trolley stop to their job.

There will also be a printed version of the new map available late this summer. From the website -This free publication is produced by SANDAG and includes the latest updates to bikeways in the San Diego region, transit station locations, and bicycle parking facilities.


below is are screenshots of the interactive map. You can zoom in to see areas in detail.
(Del Mar in detail)

Thursday, August 21st, 2014, 10:55 AM by San Diego County Bicycle Coalition [0 Comments]

Carlsbad will be updating their master plans for 3 parks over the next few weeks. Aviara Park has a 1 acre site which will be a great pump/jump park. Please take a moment to make a positive change for cycling in the county. Please call to reserve a spot in the focus groups, attend the public meetings and provide input through the web. Carlsbad has the space and money to build a bike park. They need you to tell them you want it. This is the time for your to make a difference!
See below for more information.


You are invited to attend one or more park specific focus group meetings for the Parks & Recreation Department master plan updates for Poinsettia, Aviara, and Pine Avenue Community Parks.

To schedule a park specific meeting time, please call 760-434-2826 to make a reservation. If you’re unable to attend one of the focus group meetings, please join us for one of our park specific community meetings.


Key Events

  • Wed, Aug. 27 (5:30 p.m - 8:45 p.m)

    Community Meetings
    Aviara and Poinsettia Community Parks.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 3 (5:30 p.m - 7:00 p.m)

    Community Meetings
    Pine Avenue Community Park.
  • Monday, Sept. 15 (3:00 p.m)

    Progress report presentation
    Senior and Parks & Recreation Commissions.

For more information, or to provide online feedback, please visit the project website.

http://www.carlsbadparksplan.com/index.html 


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