Healthy Living Programs
Streets for All

About Streets for All

We all share the responsibility to make Beach Cities streets safe for everyone, including pedestrians and bicyclists. Safe places to walk and bike are important for supporting active, vibrant communities. In backing this effort, Beach Cities Health District launched a safety campaign to educate the community on how they can create “Streets for All”: bicyclists, pedestrians, drivers, strollers, people with disabilities and skateboarders.

Streets for All focuses on spreading public education messages about street safety to residents of all ages and spotlighting the need for increased safety measures along highly-trafficked corridors like Prospect Avenue — which cuts through six school zones and impacts more than 5,500 Redondo Beach students on a daily basis.

For more information on ways Beach Cities Health District is creating a livable beach community, view the Streets for All resource guide, the Streets for All educational series summary report or visit bchd.org/healthpolicy.

 

Key campaign themes:

  • Encourage bicyclists to stop at stop signs and ride in the direction of traffic
  • Educate pedestrians about using crosswalks and waiting for signals
  • Alert motorists to slow down and watch for people
  • Promote “Streets for All” and sharing the road for all users

 

Why it matters:

  • From 2010 to 2013, there were 64 car crashes involving bicyclists or pedestrians near Redondo Beach schools
  • Nearly all students who attend Beach Cities schools live within walking or biking distance
  • Active Living Research indicates that educational efforts can improve safety and increase the number of children walking and biking to and from school
  • Increasing walking and biking to school helps improve students' academic performance through increased concentration in the classroom

 

Bicycle Safety Tips

  • Same Road, Same Rules - Motorists and bicyclists are granted the same rights and responsibilities on public streets. Both must obey the laws and the rules of the road.
  • Stop Means Stop - Bicyclists must come to a complete stop at any stop sign or stoplight, and yield to those who arrive first.
  • Always Wear a Helmet - Helmets reduce your risk of injury. State law requires children under 18 to wear a helmet when riding any kind of bicycle, scooter or skateboard, including those that are electric powered.
  • Ride in the Direction of Traffic - Always ride in the direction of traffic and leave space between you and cars for braking. If there isn’t a dedicated bike lane, ride in the center of the driving lane rather than the right-hand side of the lane.
  • Extra Caution with E-Bikes and E-Scooters - Get used to the stronger acceleration and braking before going on major roads. Give yourself and others around you more reaction time and space.
  • Make Yourself Seen - Always use arm signals to indicate your next move. Use a bell if cars, pedestrians, or other bicyclists don’t notice you. A bike light, bright colors and reflective materials help increase visibility, especially at night.
Share on Social Media

How do you create Streets for All? Share an image of how you roll with the hashtag #StreetsForAll and tag us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Volunteer

Volunteer to promote safe Streets For All with programs including the Walking School Bus and local bike corrals.

​Go Human

Streets for All is the local interpretation of a regional effort by the Southern California Association of Governments. The "Go Human" campaign encourages Southern Californians to use human-powered transportation.

Share on Social Media:


Slow your roll. Speeding gives you less time to react to something or someone in your path. #StreetsForAll


Bicyclists must come to a complete stop at any stop sign or stoplight, and yield to those who arrive first. #StreetsForAll


Cross at the corner or crosswalk, and always look both ways before crossing. Make eye contact with drivers to make sure they see you. #StreetsForAll


Always ride in the direction of traffic, and use signals when turning. These simple acts help bicyclists be more visible and predictable to those around them. #StreetsForAll


Keep your eyes on the road and avoid distractions - like checking your phone - while driving. #StreetsForAll.

 
 

Download Streets for All Campaign Materials:

− Streets for All Safety Tips

  • Street Smarts Guide: Streets for All Safety Tips

− Streets for All Posters

  • Slow your roll.
  • Stop means stop.
  • Be on the safe side.
  • Go with the flow.
  • It's not just a sign.
  • It's not just a sign.
  • I saw the sign.

− Streets for All Social Media Images

  • Slow your roll.
  • Stop means stop.
  • Be on the safe side.
  • It's not just a sign.
  • It's not just a sign.
  • I saw the sign.
  • Go with the flow.
  • Streets for All Partners

Streets for All Partners

Additional Street Safety Resources