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Bike Safety – Sharing the Road

April 20, 2012
Bike Safety – Sharing the Road

Bike Safety – Sharing the Road AAA is Committed to improving the lives of 51 million members across North America. When you think of AAA, you probably think of maps and directions and emergency roadside assistance, some of our top services. But did you know that AAA offers many services to help with your travel […]

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City’s First Bike Corral Ready for Use

November 14, 2011

The first bike rack corral installed by the city was officially dedicated last week. Located in front of the Beverly Hills Public Library , the six racks accommodate two bicycles each. The inverted u-shaped design is preferred by the cycling community over older styles because the chance of damage to bikes is lessened and security is increased when the bikes are attached correctly to the posts. When board members of Friends of the Beverly Hills Public Library first learned about the proposal for new bicycle racks, they realized that they could honor their recent past president—avid bike rider Barbara Linder—by dedicating the corral to her. Friends board members presented Linder with a plaque that will be attached to a building pillar next to the racks. The plaque reads:                    The Friends of the Beverly Hills Public Library                                   fondly dedicates this                       Bike Rack Area in honor of Barbara Linder            President of the Friends of Beverly Hills Library 2009-2011 “Barbara has been riding her bike to the library since she was a young girl growing up in Beverly Hills and she is committed to the environment,” said Charlotte Skura, current Friends president. “We hope this encourages more people to ride here.” Linder is especially appreciative of the honor and added that if there were more similar racks in the city, she “wouldn’t have to lock my bike up to a lamp post.” “I’ve had parking lot attendants and business owners threaten to have it removed,” Linder said. Efforts to replace the older racks began in earnest more than a year ago by library staff, Public Works and the  Beverly Hills Farmers’ Market , along with residents Mark Elliot of BetterBike.org and Ron Dugin, a certified bicycle safety instructor and the founder of SustainableStreets.org. “We are thankful for the help that the community gave us in designing the new system,” Assistant Director of Community Services Nancy Hunt-Coffey, who is also a city librarian, told Patch. “The library is particularly grateful to the Friends who contributed about $2,600 for the concrete pad that was necessary for the proper installation.” The city’s contribution was about $800 for the racks.  This first corral is also significant in that it represents the hope of the Beverly Hills’ bicycle community that more residents will do their local errands by bicycle, and that businesses in turn will request more racks.  Installing additional racks is one of the items on the to-do list of the ad hoc bicycle committee of the Traffic and Parking Commission, which is striving to make Beverly Hills a more bike-friendly city. Be sure to follow Beverly Hills Patch on  Twitter  and “Like” us on  Facebook . Visit link: City’s First Bike Corral Ready for Use

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Get Out: Moroder’s Metropolis, Bikes on Parade and Coin-Operated Art That Might Get You to First Base

October 8, 2011
Get Out: Moroder’s Metropolis, Bikes on Parade and Coin-Operated Art That Might Get You to First Base

Get out to watch an old classic with a synthpop soundtrack, ride your bike while drinking brews and test out coin-operated art pieces loaded with baseball metaphors. more › Here is the original post: Get Out: Moroder’s Metropolis, Bikes on Parade and Coin-Operated Art That Might Get You to First Base

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