Monday is Deadline for City-Matched Cycling Safety Donations

posted: December 27th, 2012 05:36 am | 0No Comments

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.

For information or to donate, click here. The fund ultimately will pay for bike safety improvement projects; click here to read more about possible projects in the cdmCyclist blog.

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