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Making a Difference

New Sign on Santa Ana Canyon Road

In today’s world, it’s hard to make a difference, but together we can do it.

Take, for instance, the City of Anaheim.

A few weeks back I wrote about a dangerous area on Santa Ana Canyon Road near my home, where the City had posted a “Bikes Merge” sign just in front of a pretty much blind curve. After calling the City of Anaheim, they have changed the sign to denote a bike lane (see photo) AND painted new bike lane markings on part of Santa Ana Canyon Road. Not a huge step, but one more pebble of sand that has been moved. I say that because the bike lanes are in need of major repairs, as you may be able to see from the photo.

And speaking of pebbles of sand, let’s move to mounds of sand.

Newport Beach is still matching on a $3 to $1 basis all donations to the Bicycle Safety Improvement Fund received by March 31, 2013.

If you or your company have a budget for donations this year, we would greatly appreciate a contribution to the BSIF. All you have to do is write a check to the City of Newport Beach Bicycle Safety Improvement Fund and mail it to the city at: 3300 Newport Blvd., Newport Beach, CA 92663. Donations are tax deductible. Every $1 becomes $4 with the City’s match. To understand what the City has done and has in store for future bicycle project improvements, over and above the Bicycle Master Plan that is in process, take a look at this list: Attachment A – BSIF Project Summary 1-7-13.

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