California Bicycle Advisory Committee Agenda Item: Bike Boxes

Bike Box. Image from the PBIC Image Library.
Bike Box. Image from the PBIC Image Library.

This is a news item from up north, but note worthy to readers here as well.

Bike Boxes are listed on the agenda [pdf] for the meeting of the  California Bicycle Advisory Committee to be held on April 8, 2010 up in Sacramento. The agenda item surrounding bike boxes relates to Caltrans request to experiment with a bike box at the intersection of Madonna Road and Higuera Street in San Luis Obispo, CA.

At present, San Francisco and Long Beach are the only cities in California that have bike boxes.

The California Bicycle Coalition, League of American Bicyclists, San Francisco Bicycle Coalition and the City of Long Beach have sent in letters of support to install a bike box. If you would also like to add your voice to the chorus, the contact information is noted below:

Ken McGuire
Secretary, CBAC
California Department of Transportation
P.O. Box 942874
Sacramento, CA 94274-0001