Malibu Could Become 'Bicycle Friendly Community'

The city's potential inclusion in the League of American Bicyclists’ program is among the topics on the agenda for a joint meeting of the Public Safety Commission and the Malibu City Council's Public Safety Subcommittee.

Malibu is already a favorite spot for many bicyclists, and it could earn an official two-wheeler seal of approval if the city pursues the designation of "Bicycle Friendly Community" from the nonprofit League of American Bicyclists . The city's potential pursuit of that designation is among the topics on the agenda for tonight's joint meeting of the Public Safety Commission and the  Public Safety Subcommittee.

The bicycle league will make a presentation on the BFC program at the meeting. According to the league's website, "The [BFC program] provides incentives, hands-on assistance and award recognition for communities that actively support bicycling."

You can find out more about the program from the league's website.

The agenda also includes an update on the city's discussions with the Los Angeles County Department of Beaches and Harbors regarding the underpass at the entrance to . The underpass allows beachgoers to cross Pacific Cost Highway safely. Its future has been a concern for some local public safety advocates.

Another agenda item is a review of "Public Safety Commission procedures and communication with the City Council."

The meeting, which is open to the public, will begin at 6 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room at , located at 23825 Stuart Ranch Road. 

Steve Woods November 16, 2011 at 04:39 PM
Please Note that in the posted picture above that the Bike riders are not riding single file but riding two abreast perhaps having a casual discussion about life and kids and oblivious to the possibility that their lives are at risk from inattentive site seeing Tourist as they pass Morning View Drive .
john visher November 16, 2011 at 04:43 PM
Malibu must take possession of PCH. The highway is a major feature and blight on Malibu and needs to be under the jurisdiction of the citizens whose lives are so profoundly affected by it. Too many of our loved ones have been killed on the highway. The highway should be dedicated to bicycles, and local public transit. Private vehicles should be banned.
Steve Woods November 16, 2011 at 05:18 PM
" Private Vehicles should be banned " ???? Good luck in your campaign !
john visher November 16, 2011 at 05:33 PM
Steve, Thanks for your support. I know I can count on you to man the barricades. The nice thing about cars is that they are so easily discouraged with piles of concrete. We won't even need guns!
Steve Woods November 16, 2011 at 09:02 PM
Since John doesn't drive a car on PCH to see a doctor , can anyone check to see if he is okay ?


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