VC Reporter: Ventura’s new cycling lanes, safety award (7 June 2017)

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VC Reporter highlights Ventura City's big bronze win!  That streak of green Ventura residents are seeing along Seaward Avenue is nothing to be envious about, but rather proud, as the city has implemented the first in a series of safety lanes for cyclists. On Sunday, June 4, BikeVentura celebrated the lanes with an inaugural ride while also observing the city’s recognition by the League of American Bicyclists. The city began installing the green bike lanes in April, beginning with Main Street and Mills Road, and have recently completed addition of the lanes to Seaward Avenue and Sanjon Road. In an April release, the city cited the National Association of City Transportation Officials’ Design Guide, which states that “colored pavement within a bicycle lane increases the visibility of the facility, identifies…
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VC Reporter: Protected bike lane opens in Ventura (12 April 2017)

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VC Reporter discusses the FIRST Class IV protected bike lane in Ventura! Whether zipping off to work or out for an afternoon ride, cyclists in East Ventura have a new, safe option to travel, thanks to the launch of a new protected bike lane on Telephone Road. The lane stretches the length of road between Kimball Road and Clinton Avenue and features a single-lane dedicated bike path with clear markers and pylons separating vehicular traffic. On Tuesday, April 11, the city of Ventura and the Ventura Bike Hub christened the new lane with its first ride, attended by city staff and volunteers. “Physically separated lanes are a key component to getting more people to ride as well as making it safer for the people who already ride,” said Tobias Smith,…
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VC Star: It’s spring — and that means bicycles are out: Be safe

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VC Star discusses the HUB Club Youth Program and cycling partnerships for safety in Ventura County. (30 March 2017) Springtime traditionally brings bicyclists out to enjoy the warm sunshine, and local bicycle advocacy groups want to make sure they ride safely. At a recent launch of BikeVentura, Yvonne Adan, the group’s chairman, explained that the group formally known as VCCool — Ventura Climate Care Options Organized Locally — has changed its focus to safe bicycling in Ventura County. That covers everything from teaching kids bike safety and bike mechanics to pushing for master plans that emphasize bike paths. At the Ventura Bike HUB, located at 1150 N. Ventura Ave., bicyclists can repair their bikes and youngsters can learn safety tips. “We not only teach bike safety, we teach kids to be bike…
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Ventura Breeze: BikeVentura is having a launch party

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Ventura Breeze shared the launch party news! (1 March 2017) VCCOOL, a grassroots climate change organization is launching a new initiative, BikeVentura. A launch party is planned at the Bell Arts Factory, 432 N. Ventura Ave., on Saturday, March 4th from 7-10pm. Entertainment will be provided by The Salty Suites and there will be hors d’oeuvres provided by Scratch Ventura. There will be a cash bar with beer provided by Topa Topa Brewery. All proceeds benefit BikeVentura, a 501(3C) organization. The public is welcome, please RSVP for the event on The Ventura Bike HUB’s Facebook page. BikeVentura is a political action and advocacy initiative, tasked with coordinating with city and county government throughout Ventura County to insure bicyclist safety, bicycle-centered active transportation and road use. Readers may be familiar with…
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