For seven days in May, California will again be the backdrop of what promises to be one of the most exciting sporting events in the world of professional cycling. Beginning in South Lake Tahoe on Sunday, May 15th and concluding in Thousand Oaks on Sunday, May 22nd will be the 2011 Amgen Tour of California cycling road race. Much like last year’s race some of the world’s best professional teams with athletes from throughout the world will race in seven days over a statewide course that has grown to over 850 miles of action filled racing.
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This San José Trails update comes to us from Yves Zsutty, Trail Manager for the City of San José Department of Parks, Recreation, and Neighborhood Services
We are happy to report that the Guadalupe River Trail from Woz Way to Virginia Street will be open this week. Expect to access the trail by Tuesday, April 26 in the afternoon. The west bank trail extends downtown’s popular trail by 0.4 mile and offers better access for residents in the Greater Gardner and Washington Area neighborhoods.
Last Saturday, April 16, 50 SJSU students and 20 community members did a lightening fast but thorough cleanup of the future Five Wounds Trail. Just over 12 cubic yards of debris were hauled away and over 40 graffiti/tags were eradicated. Local businesses, neighbors, and student worked together.
Thanks to Councilman Sam Liccardo, Joan Rivas-Cosby and Davide Vieira for words of inspiration to get the group going.
Head to http://www.neighborwebsjdev.com/?p=1302#more-1302 to read more about the day.
This series will provide a look at how sprawl replaced traditional neighborhoods and what can be done to bring back community and sustainability to our cities and towns. Group discussion follows.
Films start at 7 PM, Laurel Room, Sunnyvale Community Center, 550 East Remington. Doors open at 6:45. FREE
May 6--Save Our Land, Save Our Towns.
The second in a series of three webinars on Excellence in Transportation Planning will take place on Wednesday May 11, 2011 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time. This webinar will feature winning projects from the 2010 Transportation Planning Excellence Awards (TPEA), a program which is jointly funded by the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) Surface Transportation Environment and Planning Cooperative Research Program (STEP) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) with support from the American Planning Association.
This Area Report is a summary of the March 24 Palo Alto Bike Master Plan meeting, provided by SVBC Board Member and Palo Alto Bicycles General Manager Jeff Selzer
As a result of a special meeting held on March 30 by the Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC), funding for improved bicycle facilities along San Antonio Street looks likely to be approved. The funding, which would come from VTA's Bicycle Expenditure Program (BEP) would be used to improve facilities on San Antonio Street between 17th Street and South Jackson Avenue.
Palo Alto cyclists - this comprehensive survey will influence the City of Palo Alto Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation Plan for years to come. The survey is fairly long, but provides invaluable feedback.
Alternatively, you can attend the upcoming community meeting:
The San Mateo County Transportation Authority is soliciting applicants for its Citizens Advisory Committee. The 15-member, volunteer CAC acts as a liaison between the public and the board of directors, providing valuable input to the board on the projects and programs in the Transportation Expenditure Plan.
This trails update was provided by Yves Zsutty of the City of San José Department of Parks, Recreation, and Neighborhood Services
The City/County Association of Governments (C/CAG) of San Mateo County has posted a draft copy of the Comprehensive Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan for public review and comment. If you live, work, or just ride your bike in the county, take a good look at the plan and let C/CAG know what you like and what you don't.
The draft Plan can be downloaded at http://www.sanmateocountybikepedplan.org/smccbpmp/project-documents/.
This San Mateo Area Report was submitted by Sheri Costa-Batis of the City of San Mateo Public Works Department
Have you filled out the City of San Mateo's Department of Public Works' online survey about how to increase the “walk-ability” of San Mateo? If not, there's still time… deadline March 4th!