About

Vision
BikeSGV envisions a San Gabriel Valley where:

  • our diverse communities are connected by a cohesive network of bike lanes, paths and bicycle-friendly streets;
  • the development of bike-friendly infrastructure increases cycling as a mode of transportation, and thereby promotes public health, supports local commercial districts, encourages community connections, and improves quality of life for all members of the public;
  • riding a bicycle is a viable, safe means of transportation for people of all ages and riding abilities.

Mission
BikeSGV promotes cycling as a form of healthy transportation and recreation in the communities of the San Gabriel Valley by:

  • Educating the community about bicycle safety and the many benefits of cycling, including physical/mental health, air quality, and personal finance.
  • Partnering with community groups, cycling clubs, public health agencies, and other parties to promote active transportation, improve air quality, and support multi-modal transportation planning.
  • Informing city staff and decision makers about internationally tested and proven forms of bike infrastructure that create safer streets for all road users: cyclists, motorists and pedestrians.
  • Representing local cyclists and bike advocacy groups in the San Gabriel Valley on issues of regional significance.
  • Developing strong working relationships with city staff and government agencies to ensure that local transportation policies and projects safely accommodate bicyclists and pedestrians.
  • Organizing public events to promote bicycling in the San Gabriel Valley.
  • Supporting policies and legislation to increase funding for bicycle-friendly improvements.
  • Recognizing individuals, cities and staff persons who set the standard for promoting cycling in the San Gabriel Valley.

History/Leadership

BikeSGV is an all-volunteer group and official chapter of the LA County Bike Coalition (LACBC). The brainchild of Monterey Park resident and Environmental Commissioner Vincent Chang, the coalition arose out of a collective desire to realize a cohesive network of bicycle infrastructure in the communities of the San Gabriel Valley.

The group was founded and is now led by a Steering Committee composed of the following local advocates:

  • Vincent Chang (Monterey Park)
  • Efren Moreno (Alhambra)
  • Alice Strong (El Monte)
  • Wesley Reutimann (Pasadena)


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