July/August 2013

Welcome! I'm so glad you decided to stop by.

During my time as the Mobility Coordinator at Bike Long Beach I had the privilege of originating the "Bike Friendly Business District" concept and collaborate with the Bike Long Beach team to further develop the program. We were fortunte to source funding from the Los Angeles County Department of Health to launch the first four districts in the nation here in Long Beach, which were run by April Economides of Green Octopus Consulting.

Four years after that first program launched I've had time to reflect on the best practices of the program and to develop what I'd like to see happen next to continue moving this groundbreaking concept forward to further flourish. To that goal I've created the "Bike Friendly Business District 2.0" report which I'm happy to share with you. If you and your community are interested in talking further about my ideas I'd love to hear from you. You can reach me at gandy.charles (at) gmail.com.

Click here to download my report.

I'm also very proud to share with you that the "Street Savvy" adult bicycle education classes are up and running via the "Women on Bikes SoCal" program. I developed this short, low cost, "hands on" approach to bicycle education in collaboration with the Women on Bikes SoCal team and couldn't be happier that it's being hosted around Long Beach now. Please take a moment to check it out here.

In 2011 I had the great pleasure of working on the video below with the vivacious host Kirsten Gum as a part of the series of fun health friendly videos created by Choose Health L.A. This video gives a short overview of the Bike Friendly Business District concept.