Images from this July and August's #BikeInstead #WalkInstead social media outreach campaign in collaboration with Bike Metro of the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Click here to learn more about our campaign and our wonderful models Sofia and Ryan Johnson.

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Vision Zero Day in Long Beach with Leah Shahum of the Vision Zero Network

  • Briefing on Vision Zero with Leah Shahum Friday Sept. 18th Noon to 1:15 pm - This is a free public event but we have space for 45 max - click here for details and to RSVP (required).
  • Media + public bike tour of Long Beach through the learning lens of Vision Zero with Leah Shahum and Charlie Gandy (Vice Chair of the California Bicycle Coalition) 2:00 to 4:00 pm from Bikestation in downtown Long Beach. Limited to 30 riders. RSVP required - click here to sign up!
  • Vision Zero Happy Hour - 4:30 - 6:30 at Hamburger Mary's 330 Pine Ave. in Long Beach 90802 - on the streetdeck out front. Everybody welcome!


Our August 2015 Pedal Love Podcast includes an update our #BikeInstead #WalkInstead social media campaign for Bike Metro, the California Bicycle Summit, California Dream Ride, and an interview with Leah Shahum the Executive Director of the Vision Zero Network for North America.

Leah will be visiting Long Beach on September 18th and Los Angeles on September 24th. Learn more about this dynamic leader and how the Vision Zero initiative brings the opportunity dramatically making our streets safer.

In Memoriam - Deb Hubsmith

June 5, 1969 - August 18, 2015

This is a special Pedal Love podcast honoring the life and work of biking and walking advocate extraordinaire Deb Hubsmith. Deb is the founder and former Executive Director of the Safe Routes to School National Partnership.

Host Melissa Balmer revisits her November 2014 interview with Deb which so beautifully illustrates Deb's passion, her expertise and remarkable charisma as one of the top national advocates making the world safer and more convenient for those who want to bike and walk. This past July, after dealing with acute myeloid leukemia twice, Deb has decided to stop treatment and has entered home hospice care this August. Image by Andy Peri, Deb's husband. Because of Deb's vision, talent, collaboration and team building skills children all across the country are finding it safer and easier to both bike and walk to school.


From Melissa Balmer - Pedal Love Blog

From Charlie Gandy - Travels with Charlie Blog

Meet Our 2nd Place Storytelling Winner Judi Tentor & Our 3rd Place Storytelling Winner Emily K. Olson!


Leen Isabel Wins the Electra Amsterdam in our "Why I Need a New Bike" Storytelling Contest by Creating a Pedal Love Comic

From Sonya Lovine - Walk Love

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