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Bike and Pedestrian Bike Path Improvements Move Forward on Diamond Street in Redondo Beach. Learn More.

The cities of Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach and Redondo Beach are prioritizing policies that help make the healthy choice the easy choice.

Where we live, work, and play influences the choices we make. Creating healthy Beach Cities means creating surroundings where it’s easy for residents to make the healthy choice — from providing easier access to grocery stores than fast food restaurants, to providing bike lanes with direct access to work, retail centers, beaches and parks. Cities can support the health and vitality of citizens by introducing policies that nudge people into eating better and moving more.

The Beach Cities have been able to secure more than $8.1 million in grants and funding for livability projects that help make active transportation easier.

What’s more, the improvements that make a community more walkable and bikeable tend to be long-lasting. Sidewalks and bike lanes endure for years — even decades — improving the community’s livability well into the future.

Beach Cities Health District (BCHD) and the City of Redondo Beach have completed a bicycle and pedestrian improvement project that runs adjacent to BCHD's Prospect Ave. Campus. The Diamond Street Bike & Pedestrian Path provides an important connection between commercial, residential and recreational areas within the region. This project was funded by a Measure M grant from Los Angeles County Metro.

The Diamond Street Bike and Pedestrian Path Project was recommended to Metro for funding by the South Bay Cities Council of Governments (SBCCOG) in February 2019, under Measure M Multi-Year Subregional Program (MSP) projects for the South Bay Subregion for the Transportation System & Mobility Improvement Program. The project added a bike path, pedestrian infrastructure and improved lighting and safety enhancements to improve accessibility, promote active transportation and enhance multi-modal mobility options. The City of Torrance is not moving forward with their portion of the project at this time. 

Learn more here.

Since 2010, the Beach Cities of Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach and Redondo Beach have:

  • Adopted the Beach Cities Livability Plan (Fall 2011)
  • Adopted the South Bay Bicycle Master Plan (Fall 2011)
  • Completed preliminary analysis to assess feasibility of bike lanes on Aviation Boulevard
  • Participated in “Bike to Lunch” event on national “Bike to Work” Day
  • On behalf of the Cities of Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach and Redondo Beach, Beach Cities Health District's Livability Committee applied for and won two grants to support livability projects: 1) Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) Sustainability Planning Grant – Bicycle Mini-Corral Plan project - $40,000 and 2) SCAG Transportation Planning Grant – Aviation Boulevard Multi-Modal Corridor Plan - $277,000

Successes in the Beach Cities:



  • First city in the U.S. to adopt a Living Streets Policy that was later recognized by the National Complete Streets Coalition as the 2nd strongest among the more than 100 Complete Streets policies adopted that year in the U.S.
  • Installed bike racks at 14th Street and The Strand as well as at additional city locations
  • Implemented a Safe Routes to School project by installing wider sidewalks on 16th Street
  • Installed sharrows (shared lane markings) on Monterey Avenue and Longfellow Avenue



  • Enhanced pedestrian safety at 120 locations across the city including pedestrian flashing beacons, improved high-visibility crosswalks, in-road warning lights and signage 
  • Installed 11.2 miles of bike route signs, implemented 9.4 miles of sharrows and installed bike lanes on Rosecrans Avenue between Highland and Sepulveda and on Manhattan Avenue between 1st and 8th Street
  • Partnered with the Metropolitan Water District to “green” the Manhattan Pier and replace landscaping at City Hall, Post Office and Chamber of Commerce with drought-tolerant plants
  • Implemented a Safe Routes to School project by retrofitting pedestrian countdown signals, installing reflective signs and replacing crosswalks



  • Built a protected bike path on the west side of North Harbor Drive, connecting cyclists from The Strand to the Redondo Pier; and implemented a “road diet” with safety improvements on Herondo Street
  • Implemented a Complete Streets project to make bike and pedestrian infrastructure improvements to the Esplanade
  • Enhanced lighting at the Redondo Pier, making it safer and more pedestrian friendly, and installed 30 bike racks in the Pier/Harbor area

For information about Beach Cities Health District's Streets for All campaign visit,

Streets for All

Streets for All focuses on spreading public education messages about street safety to residents of all age.

Electric Bikes

There has been a recent increase of electric bikes (e-bikes) in the Beach Cities creating a need for more education around this fast-growing transportation trend.

Diamond Street Bike Path Project

Beach Cities Health District (BCHD) is working with the Cities of Redondo Beach to implement a bicycle and pedestrian improvement project that runs adjacent to its Prospect Campus.