Thursday, June 25, 2009

new 'sharrows' in belmont shore

Hello CSU Long Beach Cyclists!
We want to urge all members and friends of cycling to come out on this Saturday the 27th of June to experience the latest high profile improvement in bicycle facilities in Long Beach for quite some time.

The shared lane markings, or 'Sharrows' will be unveiled at 10:00 am at Polly's Gourmet Coffee located at 4606 E. 2nd Street. Ride in the lane, like we have a right to, and see the Sharrows announce to all roadway users that we are riding where we belong, Bikes Belong!

Come celebrate, spend some money and show merchants how happy we are to shop where we are respected and valued as normal people using our bikes to enjoy where we live, work and play.

The Long Beach Cyclists played an important roll in helping to make sure that this lane marking was placed correctly and will be effective in helping cyclists to be recognized as legitimate users of our roads and streets.

Additionaly, we have also helped to document use patterns before the markings were applied so that later we can determine the effects on encouraging motorist and cyclist safe driving behaviors. Long Beach Cyclists are working with the City of Long Beach to help it achieve the goal of being the most bicycle friendly place in North America.

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