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Bike Path Master Plan Community Meeting to Be Held

The Horace Mann PTA will hold a community meeting Wednesday night to gather public input on the Beverly Hills Bicycle Master Plan.

The Horace Mann Parent-Teacher Association will host a community forum in the school's cafeteria on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. to support the implementation of the City of Beverly Hills Bicycle Master Plan, according to a school press release.

The meeting is public and will gather community input on where a new southeast bike route should be placed.

Scheduled to attend are Horace Mann parent and Beverly Hills Vice Mayor John Mirish; Councilwoman Lili Bosse; Sgt. Gregg Madder of the Beverly Hills Police Department; Jessica Meaney, Southern California policy director for The Safe Routes to Schools National Partnership; Jennifer Klausner, executive director and Eric Bruins, planning and policy director for the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition; as well as other representatives from the BHUSD, City of Beverly Hills, and PTA's.

Avid bicyclist, UCLA faculty member, newswriter and founder of Power of Story Jeffrey Courion—also a Horace Mann parent—will moderate the forum.

Mark Elliot October 07, 2012 at 02:03 AM
A needed correction: the event was not intended to support or otherwise address the 1977-era Beverly Hills Bicycle Master Plan but rather to talk about creating safer routes to schools to encourage bike riding. You can find my wrap up of the meeting here on Patch:http://beverlyhills.patch.com/blog_posts/blog-pta-forum-for-a-bike-friendly-beverly-hills And note that 'bike path' has a specific meaning: it describes an off-road facility on which cyclists are explicitly allowed; it can be shared with pedestrians but not motor traffic. Bike 'route' is probably the term here: a designated street that is shared, whether improved with bike-friendly markings or not.

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