We are developing a Regional Bicycle Master Plan that will include the cities of Agoura Hills, Calabasas, Hidden Hills, Malibu, and Westlake Village. The resulting individual city bike plans will allow the five cities to apply for state grant funds to implement projects and programs that will improve the safety of bicycle riders in the region and increase the number of people choosing to ride for a variety of reasons.
You are invited to help us identify how to improve bicycling conditions.
Please send us your comments!
Above all, riding a bike for commuting, running errands, recreation, or physical fitness is fun! Other significant benefits include improved personal health and environmental sustainability. The overall transportation system can function more smoothly if riding a bicycle is made to be a safer and more attractive option, because traffic congestion would decrease. In addition, economic benefits are often realized through families’ reduced reliance on automobile ownership, reduced health care costs for society, and increased community vitality.
Bike Routes and Recreational Trails
Las Virgenes View Trail
Malibu Creek State Park Trails
Upper Las Virgenes Open Space Preserve Trails
Los Angeles County Trails
Bikecology – Malibu
Cycling Escapes – Agoura Hills
JRA Bikes and Brew – Agoura Hills
Kilowatt – Westlake Village
Pedalers Fork – Calabasas
Topanga Creek Bicycles Topanga
Westlake Cyclery – Westlake Village
Win’s Wheels – Westlake Village
Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center
League of American Bicyclists
NACTO Urban Bikeway Design Guide
NACTO Urban Street Design Guide
Bicycling Safety Tips
Wear a Helmet. It’s the law if you are under 18. Helmets should fit snugly, sit level on your head, and always be buckled firmly under your chin.
Ride with Traffic. Ride on the right, in the same direction as traffic. Follow all signs and signals.
Share the Path. Pass pedestrians carefully on paths. Ring your bell or call “on your left” before passing.
Make Eye Contact. Don’t assume that drivers see you, especially when entering or crossing a street. Make eye contact before you cross, even if it is your turn.
Be alert. When biking on the street, watch for opening car doors and cars turning across your path.
Be Visible. Ride where cars can see you. Wear bright clothes, and use lights and reflectors when it is dark outside.
Be Predictable. Ride in a straight line and always signal your moves to others.
Source: National Highway Safety Administration