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Bike Buzz: December 2020 news from Bicycling Monterey

🎶 “Whatever it is you may be going through, don’t let it get the best of you!” Hang on, this pandemic won’t last forever. And please feel free to phone us anytime! Here’s to a brighter, healthier future, for all the world.

If your circumstances are better than those of many right now, and you’d like to help others, consider these Monterey County Gives 2020 campaigns (their linked names here direct to the MCG website): Greenfield Community Science Workshopwhich will hold another bike repair workshop in 2021 and also helps get free bikes to youth without them (learn more:; Communities for a Sustainable Monterey County, which aims to install water bottle refilling stations in high-traffic areas in Monterey and Pacific Grove—to help reduce plastic pollution while helping people who bike, and others, stay hydrated; Sea Otter Classic Foundationwhich is working in partnership with the Veterans Transition Center of Monterey County to provide a fleet of e-bikes as well as safety training, helmets, and maintenance clinics for veterans.

Apart from those Monterey County Gives options, donations are also appreciated to support the work of Bicycling Monterey, and likewise for the California Bicycle Coalition, and its local partners Thank you for supporting bicycling advocacy.

Special thanks to Bicycling Monterey’s 2020 contributors thus far: Andrew Liu; Beverly Prowell; Chris Flescher; Edith Frederick (a Pedal Pusher / monthly contributor)Jennifer Guitart; Kathleen Jones (a Pedal Pusher); Martin Dehmler Fine Cabinetmaking; and five anonymous contributions, including from a contributor in Italy and from a contributor in Santa Cruz, California. Every contributor to this grassroots volunteer effort, from 2009 to the present, is appreciated! See them all:

Monterey County residents, take note:

Photo above: the North Fremont bike lane on Christmas Day 2020. On December 12, 2020, this infrastructure project received a Monterey County Weekly Squid “Uselessness in Transportation Award.” In March 2020, the Monterey County Weekly Editors Picks in the “Best of Monterey County” issue gave the same project a Best Public Boondoggle / Best Way to Anger Commuters award:

As we said in our December 13, 2019 post “Why get involved in infrastructure planning: North Fremont, Monterey— and other projects“: It’s quick and easy to rant online! It takes more effort to effectively advocate for the changes you’d like to see in your community and the world.

Next meeting of the Transportation Agency for Monterey County bike-ped committee (open to the public) is January 6, 2021. Agenda and packet: Note that the January meeting is scheduled to include a presentation by the California Department of Transportation / Caltrans, and a presentation by California Highway Patrol / CHP (including follow-up on a request for information by Mateos Lozano about a 2018 collision involving a Monterey County Sheriff’s Office vehicle; for background, see #7 in ).

Learn more about TAMC bike-ped meetings, and why participate:

Follow @bikemonterey on Twitter:

Happy 2021!

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Beginning December 30, 2020, to help reduce our volunteer hours, we are temporarily disabling the option to post a comment on this website. However, we are still interested in your questions or comments! We welcome you to phone us with them anytime.

This post was published on 31 December 2020.

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