April 2010

April 20, 2010

Valet Bike Parking at EarthPlay -- April 24

Ride your bike to EarthPlay on the Meadow and the Ojai Valley Green Coalition will see that you get Valet Bike Parking for your trusty ride!


April 11, 2010

Letter to the City from John van Houten, M.D., "It is time for Ojai to take a new look at the existing Bike Plan"

The Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan will be on the Ojai City Council Agenda, Tuesday, April 13, 2010. (See article below or click here) http://www.ojaipost.com/2010/04/bicycle_pedestrian_master_plan.shtml

John van Houten, M.D., sent the following cover Letter concerning the City's Bike/Ped Plan to Ojai City staff and Council in September, 2009.

To the Ojai City Council members and the City Manager,

Attached please find a copy of a letter that I submitted to the Ojai Valley News that was published last week (September 18, 2009).

My motivation for writing this letter lay in the fact that my children are unable to safely ride their bikes to school despite living within a mile from both schools. Riding down any main street in Ojai is an exercise in weaving around parked cars, avoiding being “mirrored” by passing cars on the left and “doored” by the parked cars on the right.

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Bicycle/Pedestrian Master Plan on Ojai City Council Agenda

Alternative Transportation is on the Ojai City Council Agenda, Tuesday April 13, 2010. The meeting starts at 7:30 pm. It's hard to predict when the council will discuss the items below, as it depends in part on how many people speak at the beginning of the meeting on "Unscheduled Items." My guess is around 8:15 pm.
Item 4 - Grand Avenue Bicycle Lanes
Item 5 - Bicycle/Pedestrian Master Plan
Item 6 - Transit System Service Reduction Options
Click here to read the full agenda and staff reports: http://www.ci.ojai.ca.us/

The Grand Avenue Bicycle Lanes were on the Ojai City Council agenda way back in 1997. Teachers, parents and students wrote numerous letters and testified at City Council meetings on why Safe Routes to School are needed.

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April 8, 2010

The Ojai Creek Restoration Project -- April 3 & 17

In November of 2009 and again in February 2010, community members and students from schools around the county participated in a collaborative effort to return the Ojai Creek that meanders through Libbey Park to its natural ecology and functioning state.

Join in this continued restoration effort by helping place native plants on Saturday April 3 and Saturday April 17!

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EarthPlay on the Meadow -- April 24

If you’re looking for some good old-fashioned fun for Earth Day, no need to look very far! The Ojai Valley Land Conservancy, in partnership with Oak Grove School, Ojai Valley Green Coalition, Rotary Ojai – West, Rotary Club of Ojai, and other earth friendly Ojai organizations will offer a community-wide Earth Day celebration on Saturday, April 24th.

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April 7, 2010

EarthWalk at Rotary Park -- April 24

The fun begins Saturday, April 24th at Rotary Park across from the Vons shopping center where Ojai Rotarians will be promoting use of alternative transportation, the history of Rotary Park, and the Ojai bike trail.

Be sure to join EarthWalk at 10am to get to the Ojai Meadows Preserve for EarthPlay on the Meadow. EarthWalk has been an Ojai tradition to honor the Earth beneath our feet for years. Join Ojai friends in taking a stand for this beautiful place we live!

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April 6, 2010

Ojai Creek Restoration Project Presentation -- April 28

Don't miss this presentation by the Ojai Valley Green Coalition Watershed Committee chair and biologist, Brian Holly. Learn about the Ojai Creek riparian habitat restoration project -- a vision for ongoing stewardship and restoration of the Ojai watershed.

Mark you calendar for Wednesday, April 28th, at 7pm in the Chaparral Auditorium at 414 E. Ojai Ave.

Download a flyer with event details HERE

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April 5, 2010

April 2010 E-News

April 2010 E-News


* Our April Community Presentation: A Vision for the Restoration and Continuing Stewardship of the Ojai Watershed

* Welcome to the New Chairs of the Transportation and Energy Committees!

* A Vegetarian Potluck and Recipe Swap on April 10

* Executive Director Deborah Pendrey on "Let’s Make It a Top-Down, Bottom-Up Earth Day"

* All about the April 24 EarthPlay on the Meadow

Read the .pdf version:

April 1, 2010

May is National Bike Month --Check out the fabulous official website!

Bike Month 2010

The League of American Bicyclists is promoting Bike-to-Work Week 2010 from May 17-21 and Bike-to-Work Day on Friday, May 21. With the help of the League's step by step guide the Ojai Valley Green Coalition Transportation Committee is looking forward to promoting Ojai Valley events. Help us count cyclists in the Ojai Valley this May, and every month!

Click here to see the fabulous official website for National Bike Month:
Check the events section often to see what bike month and bike to work week events are going on in Ojai and the rest of Ventura and Santa Barbara County. Suza will submit Ojai event information to be posted on the Natonal site. She is posting this here as a reminder to email Ojai event news to communication@bikeleague.org. Write, "Bike Month Event" in the subject line of the email.