Election season has had it official kick off in Long Beach. And this election will have a major impact on the future of Long Beach as a bike friendly community.
In April the City of Long Beach will elect a new Mayor and up to seven new council members (there are nine council members in total). These newly elected officials will have a profound impact on the future of bicycling in Long Beach.
They can help Long Beach continue its meteoric rise in becoming bike friendly. They can help keep Long Beach in the national light as a place that is unique in Southern California. They can be proactive in helping to improve our community by making it a place where people want to Live, Bike and Work.
Or they can say “bikes are fine…but let’s not make them a big deal. Bikes are fine…but let’s not continue to put in new bike lanes. Bikes are fine…but let’s not push for more education. Bikes are fine…but we all know that cars rule.”
|Posted By: acrawford||November 27th, 2013||Advocacy||Comments: none|