The Public Works Department launched its 2024 Transportation Safety Campaign. Each quarter in 2024 will focus on a different transportation safety theme. Under the campaign slogan – Traffic Safety Starts with Me – the campaign aims to teach all road users how to travel safely and keep each other safe on Beverly Hills streets. CLICK HERE for more information.
- In December 2022, the League of American Bicyclists honored 32 cities and towns with a Bicycle Friendly Community (BFC) award, with an additional seven places earning an Honorable Mention, including the City of Beverly Hills. The full list of award recipients can be viewed HERE. Beverly Hills received the Honorable Mention award for starting efforts to address the need of bicyclists in the community. The League of American Bicyclists recognized that the City has made considerable accomplishments since the recent adoption of the Complete Streets Plan in 2021 and has a strong potential for an upgraded award level once more improvements from the plan have been made. Over 100 communities that originally earned an Honorable Mention have gone on to be awarded a Bronze designation or higher. For more information about the BFC program, visit bikeleague.org/community.
Providing a mix of bikeway types helps to accommodate the needs of cyclists of all ages and levels of comfort in the street. The City currently has Class II, III and IV bikeways.
|Class I Bike Paths
|Class II Bike Lanes
Class III Bike
|Class IV Separated
Below are some educational and fun activities you can do from home:
- Watch the Smart Cycling Demonstration at the May 5, 2022 Traffic and Parking Commission Meeting
- Participate in free virtual bike classes
- Request a free copy of a bike safety booklet from the City (see Bicycle Safety section below)
- Take an online bicycle safety course
- Learn how to fit your helmet properly
- Learn how to fix a flat tire
- Learn how to conduct a basic bike check
- Look through bike guides and safety tips (plus more under Bicycle Safety section below)
- Brush up on your California bicycling laws
- Decorate your bike
- Take a yoga class for bicyclists
- Read a book about bicycling
- Learn about the benefits of active transportation:
CITY BIKE PROGRAMS
Minimum Grid Bicycle Markings
On January 4, 2022, the City Council approved installation of a Minimum Grid Bikeway Network. The term "minimum grid" refers to the concept of quickly implementing a basic bikeway network, while also continuing to pursue longer-range efforts to expand and upgrade cycling infrastructure. View the January 4, 2022 staff report and visit the Minimum Grid webpage for more details. Staff anticipates installation of the Minimum Grid Network will be completed by April 2022.
On January 13, 2022, the City installed a real time bike counts display on North Santa Monica Boulevard. This display shows in real time how many bicyclists have passed by the sign per day and total bicyclists per year, which will help staff better understand existing bicycling conditions, such as how many bicyclists ride during adjacent special events, during certain weather conditions, and at certain times of day. This data will provide a holistic picture of how bicyclists are currently using the street, which in turn will help the City conduct informed, data-driven transportation planning. CLICK HERE to view the cyclist count data.
The bike counter also counts pedestrians passing by the counter. CLICK HERE to view the pedestrian count data.
Bike Rack-on-Request Program
The Beverly Hills Bike Rack-On-Request Program provides residents and business owners in the City of Beverly Hills the opportunity to request a bike rack location for installation in the public right-of-way in commercial areas (if feasible). The bike racks are available free of charge. Click here for more information.
Bike Rack Locations
- Interactively see the locations and pictures of bike racks throughout the City
- View a printable bike rack locations map
Beverly Hills Bike Share
In 2015, the City of Beverly Hills was the second city in Los Angeles County to implement a bike share system with a fleet of 50 smart bicycles distributed among 10 bike share stations. Beverly Hills Bike Share was a valued feature of Beverly Hill's mobility system for approximately 5 years.
On July 31, 2021, the City suspended the Beverly Hills Bike Share system due to the bike share equipment approaching the end of its useful life and a high subsidy per ride. The City is exploring new opportunities to provide shared mobility in Beverly Hills.
The City appreciates the collective community effort it took to launch the system and wants to thank the Beverly Hills Bike Share members that have supported the system over the years.
Bike Safety Tips
Below are some bike safety tips from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and other resources:
- NHTSA Bicycle Safety Tips for Parents, Guardians, and Kids
- NHTSA How to Fit A Bike Helmet
- NHTSA Rules of the Road
- California Bicycle Coalition: California Bicycle Laws Summary
- LA Metro Bike and Transit Page - Provides information on free bike classes, rules for bikes on Metro buses/trains and regional bike facilities/infrastructure
- LA Metro Video: How to Take Your Bike on a Bus
- LA Metro Video: How to Take Your Bike on a Train
Free Bike Safety Booklets
The City has a limited number of copies of the California Bicycling Street Smarts: Riding Confidently, Legally, and Safely booklet, which includes safe bicycling techniques on public roads and streets. This booklet incorporates with permission Bicycling Street Smarts: Riding Confidently, Legally, and Safely by John S. Allen, and was produced by the San Diego County Bicycle Coalition and California Association of Bicycling Organizations. To request a free copy, please email email@example.com with your name and full mailing address.