Costa Mesa, CA cyclists will push for road safety in 2020 (War on Cars Watch)

Once a month since last June, Costa Mesa Councilwoman Arlis Reynolds has put on a bike helmet and made the city streets her office.

Perched on a bicycle seat instead of a desk chair, Reynolds leads a community ride that lets her interact with constituents – and learn more about where the city’s roads, sidewalks and bike paths could use some help.

And backed by the recently formed Costa Mesa Alliance for Better Streets, Reynolds plans to make bike- and pedestrian-friendly street improvements a priority in 2020.

After brushing the cobwebs from her rusty bicycle, she kicked off the rides around Father’s Day, and though they’ve been growing, things started small.