Thursday, March 24, 2011

Bike and Transportation News Claremont...

There is a lot of cycling related news coming out of the city, (City Managers weekly report) and I will briefly list most of it here, then return at a later date for additional information on some of the more eventful ones:

First off, a workshop for the Claremont/Montclair Gold Line Extension is scheduled for Monday April 11, from 6 to 8 pm at the Alexander Hughes Center. This is slated as an opportunity to learn more about the proposed Claremont station.

Grinding of existing pavement and then repaving along the Citrus Regional Bikeway route will take place over the next couple weeks, weather permitting. The repaving is tentatively scheduled for the week of April 4. That is on 1st, College, and Bonita.

The Day of Champions will be taking place on April 23 at Sycamore Elementary School. This community event will include rides of two different lengths (unfortunately there seems to be an age limit, so families with younger, but able children, are probably out of luck), bike rodeo, a bike license station, tricycle races (for all ages), a repair and maintenance booth sponsored by Coates, track stand competition sponsored by Jax, a bmx exhibition, a barbeque, an other activities. 11 to 3 pm, could be a fun afternoon. This event is looking for additional volunteers, contact John Howland at As soon as I can find a downloadable flyer I will post it here.

Claremont has been awarded a $356,530 in Federal Safe Routes to School (SRTS) funds for the implementation of a bicycle/pedestrian safety program to be implemented at each of the Claremont’s public schools (K-8) over a three-year period. These funds do not require local match and are 100% reimbursable. The City Council awarded this project at the March 22, 2011 meeting to the firm of Birge Engineering, Inc. of Upland. The purpose of this program is to significantly increase the number of students who safely ride and walk to Claremont schools. The program will be implemented through parent communication, student training (lectures, parking lot skill sessions and ride/walk along group events) as well as incentive/motivation activities. The program will also include community outreach efforts to bring all stakeholders together to ensure program effectiveness and sustainability. The goal is to create a Safe Routes to School model that can be self-sustaining after the funding has been expended.

And finally, the Claremont Hills Wilderness Park will apparently be subject to a temporary closure on May 21 for the Amgen Tour of California.

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