Monday is the last day the City of Newport Beach will contribute $3 to every dollar donated to a Bike Safety Improvement Fund.
The City Council established the fund in October in response to two cycling fatalities within 24 hours the month before. The City will donate up to $450,000 in a 3:1 ratio for every private contribution; read our earlier story here.
So far, about $76,000 has been donated, said April Morris, a cycling advocate who helped organize a Memorial Ride held in October. The ride honored Sarah Leaf, who was killed in a bicycle accident on Sept. 14, and Catherine Campion-Ritz, who was killed while cycling by a hit-and-run driver the next day; read our stories here and here.
“There’s lots of room for more donations,” Morris said in an email.