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Culver City steps up  (err, slows down?) big time for safety around our schools
This week, Culver City took a big step to make our school zones safer by implementing new speed limit regulations around our schools. CA AB321 is a state law that allows cities to expand school zones to 1,000 feet and reduce speeds within 500 feet to 15 mph.
Why this is important
At 20 mph, pedestrian survival rate in car crashes is 90%. At 30 mph, it's 50% and at 40 mph it's only 10%. So, by reducing speeds near a school from 35 mph to 25 mph and from 25 to 15, the risk of a fatality in a car crash decreases significantly.
What to look for
There are three new signs being installed: 25 mph signs alert drivers they are entering a school zone and should slow down, 15 mph signs mark the 500 foot proximity to the school and the last sign lets you know you are leaving the school zone and the prevailing speed limit applies.
What you can do
We feel the best way to prevent car-pedestrian colisions is to not drive in the school zone in the first place. 25 mph signs are placed at roughly 3 blocks from the school, so when you see this sign, we recommend you park close to that point and walk to school whenever possible. Carpooling and transit are also ways to reduce the number of cars coming to and from our schools.
Thank you
--- Jim Shanman, Culver City Safe Routes to School Coordinator 

9/15: "Experience Elenda"

  • Bike Skills Course
  • Free Bike Helmets from CHP
  • Free Bike Repair by The Bike Shop California
New crosswalks, improved intersections and a protected bike lane. Sound great? On September 15, you can demo these improvements and more along Elenda between Culver and Washington Boulevards.
Through the Southern California Association of Governments' Go Human campaign, explore what a revised Elenda might look like. With a proposed separated bike lane and intersection improvements, this is a great way to take the modifications for a "test drive" and provide feedback.
Culver City Walk & Rollers will be there with a Kids Bike Skills Workshop, along with free bike helmets, food, music and more!
 

CCMS Fun Ride Wrap

24 kids registered for the Welcome to CCMS Fun Ride and were treated to bike rides, bike skills lessons and instructions on where and how to lock their bikes properly at CCMS. They also each got goody bags with bike lights, water bottles, relfective arm bands and tags and a whole lot more. They were even given a homework assignment: Perform an ABC Quick Check on their parent's bikes, properly fit their parent's helmets and review all the super cool materials they received.
 

The Bike Shop offers Culver City discount

The newest bike shop in town is offering Culver City residents a 15% discount on anything in the store. From bikes to accessories to service, just mention that you are in "The Club" and they'll knock 15% off your bill. No coupon required, but you need to mention the magic words. 
Also be sure to check them out at Experience Elenda (see below) where they will be offering free bike repair.
 

CCPD Chief Bixby addresses Street Safety around our schools

Culver City Police Chief Scott Bixby lays out important safety tips for drivers and pedestrians in Culver City School zones in this short video that all parents should watch.
 

Car-Free Fridays

Join the Culver City School District and the City of Culver City as we work together to spread the word of driving less whenever you can. Car Free Fridays promotes a weekly reminder that making the effort is what matters most.
Whether you walk from home or park 3 Blocks away, take transit or carpool, remember each day and every block not driven makes a big difference by reducing traffic and pollution around our schools while helping kids get more activity, learn traffic safety and develop good, responsible habits. For information on walking routes and parking areas near your school, visit our Schools Overview page.
 
 
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