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July 2020

Smart Cycling Going Virtual

The COVID-19 pandemic has prevented FCBC from offering in-person Smart Cycling classes.  The focus of this year was going to be partnering with the US Green Building Council Central California to provide bicycle education at schools and community centers.  Instead plans are underway to develop a series of online training, still partnering with USGBCC, tailored for our area, and also bolstering the FCBC website with more educational materials.  With the number of new bicyclists, and those who have not ridden in years, bicycle education is more important than ever.

Bicycle Refurbishing and Matching

FCBC has accumulated a cache of donated bikes from individuals and bike stores and is working on plans on having them repaired and then giving them to individuals who need them for transportation.  FCBC is looking to work with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation and local bike shops for the repairs and possibly starting up a Bike Match program.

Fresno Slow Streets Update and Potential Road Diets

One June 26, the Fresno City Council unanimously passed a motion to approve the Fresno Slow Streets initiative. Some cities have elected to make the soft street closure permanent to continue to allow residents to recreate within their neighborhoods.

For more information on Slow Streets in Fresno, see the petition and survey below:

Fresno Slow Streets Petition:


Fresno Slow Streets Survey:


In other City of Fresno news, the City applied for an Active Transportation Program grant to have road diets on Belmont Avenue between Palm and Blackstone Avenues and on Palm Avenue between H Street and Dakota Avenue.  Class IV cycle tracks would be placed.  Fresno County is also considering placing bike lanes on Palm Avenue from Dakota to Shaw Avenues.  These projects would help bicyclists get to Woodward Park and the San Joaquin River Parkway.


Next Board Meeting

The next Board meeting is scheduled for Thursday, July 18 at 7:30 pm via Zoom.  Topics include the virtual Smart Cycling classes, Bike Match program, and Bike to Work Day activities planned for September 22.  Everyone is welcome to join the web conference.  If you would like to participate, please send an email to info@fresnobike.org, and the login information and call-in number will be sent to you.

Have a comment or suggestion?  Contact us at info@fresnobike.org

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