It started back in 2009 when Newport Beach Councilwoman Nancy Gardner convened the Bicycle Safety Task Force. She laid the groundwork for what would evolve into the Bicycle Master Plan Committee, chaired by Councilman Petros. The plan goes to the City Council 7pm Tuesday October 28 and it’s likely to enjoy widespread support.
There’s a lot in the plan – read it here – and as it’s implemented over the next few years we’ll see major improvements in safety for cyclists, for all roadway users because studies have shown that improving safety for one class of users benefits everyone.
Make plans now to attend this historic City Council session. Passage of the Master Plan will be a fitting tribute to Gardner as she wraps up 8 years on the Council.