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There have been increasing incidents of cyclists being attacked while riding on the Ballona Creek Bike Path. Most recently (as reported by the Culver City Patch), a man was made to crash while three men attempted to steal his bicycle. The man has been in the UCLA Medical Center for several days recovering from serious injuries sustained from the incident.

Many Culver City residents use the bike path to get their daily exercise, commute to work, walk their dogs, take family rides to the beach and to run and train for events. We should all feel safe using this beautiful car-free path as one of the perks of living in Culver City.

Letter to
Mayor, Culver City Jeffrey Cooper
Vice Mayor, Culver City Meghan Sahli-Wells
Councilmember, Culver City Jim B. Clarke
and 2 others
Councilmember, Culver City Micheál O' Leary
Councilmember, Culver City Andrew Weissman
Assign Police Patrols to Ballona Creek Bike Path!

Citizens have been robbed and attacked while enjoying the natural beauty of the Ballona Creek Bike Path. As a responsible community we must do what we can to ensure the safety of the many, many people, both young and old, who frequent this unique outdoor amenity of Culver City.

There have reportedly been increasing incidents of cyclists being attacked while riding on the Ballona Creek Bike Path. Most recently (as reported by the Culver City Patch), a man was made to crash while three men attempted to steal his bicycle. The man has been in the UCLA Medical Center for several days recovering from serious injuries sustained from the incident. The three assailants remain at large.

Many Culver City residents use the bike path to get their daily exercise, commute to work, walk their dogs, take family rides to the beach and to run and train for events. We should all feel safe using this beautiful car-free path - one of the perks of living in Culver City.

Please take some time to consider ways to make the bike path safer for all. Whether that be through increased police patrols, the addition of surveillance cameras or limiting access from certain points along the way, something must be done to increase the safety of our community.

The Ballona Creek Bike Path is a great selling point to people interested in relocating to our community. What a nice idea it is to gather up the family on a weekend morning to take a group ride to the Marina! We just invested funds to beautify the path along the Library and Elementary school. Let's not see that investment go to waste.

This is a serious concern and a serious health and safety risk to the now and future citizens of Culver City. Please put this on the agenda for a future Council meeting with some ideas for addressing the issue.