A white "ghost bike" and twin plaques honoring cyclists Kristi Gough and Matt Peterson were dedicated on a beautiful October Saturday morning after a memorial ride up Stevens Canyon Road. The two cyclists were killed, and another seriously injured, in a head on collision there in March with an oncoming Sheriff's Deputy's cruiser that crossed the double yellow line.
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The Draft Bikeway Master Plan is available for public review. For your convenience the document is posted on the City of Milpitas website:
Comments must be received by December 1, 2008.
Comments can be mailed to:
City of Milpitas
455 E. Calaveras Boulevard
Milpitas, CA 95035
Or emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
San Tomas Aquino Creek Trail
East Campbell Avenue Improvement Project: The 35% Submittal plans were reviewed by City staff and comments were returned to the consultant team. This project involves Campbell Avenue from Railroad Avenue to Union Avenue and includes widening the bridge over Los Gatos Creek. Currently there are right of way issues with property owners. These right of ways will accommodate sidewalks and bulb-outs. Until recommendations are returned from the consultants, the project is on hold.
<p>A construction contract was awarded for removal of an existing pathway, and replacement with a new paved trail, landscaping with bio-retention basins and interpretive signage. A pre-construction meeting has been conducted. Work begins on the trail project in the Santa Teresa Foothills Neighborhood on November 14. All work is scheduled to be complete by June 12, 2009. The short 0.5 mile trail system leads to Santa Teresa County Park and provides a nice walking route within the neighborhood. </p>
I wanted to let you all know of The Bike Hut which will be of value to Bay Area cyclists. My wife, Christine, and I recently bought a farm on Tunitas Creek Road in Half Moon Bay - http://potreronuevofarm.org/ - which we're transforming into a non-profit dedicated to the food justice movement. We'll grow organic vegetables and offer nutrition and cooking classes for local low-income families, provide environmental education programs for all ages and more.
The Mountain View City Council will meet in a Study Session to review options for a pedestrian/bicycle overcrossing or undercrossing at Old Middlefield Way along the Permanente Creek Trail.
This crossing at Old Middlefield Way is being considered as part of the Permanente Creek Trail pedestrian/bicycle overcrossing of Highway 101.
This meeting is open to the public and the City welcomes your comments on this project. You may either attend in person or submit your comments in writing to
Mr. Sean Rose
City of Mountain View
500 Castro Street
Mountain View, CA 94041
For one night the Santa Clara County Open Space Authority will extend operating hours at Rancho Cañada del Oro Open Space Preserve to give bicyclists a chance to experience the preserve after dark. This is a bicycle-only event. The preserve will be closed to all other users after sunset.
Shoreline staff, Rangers and Community Service Officers will be present at select locations on the Stevens Creek Trail to distribute safety information, bicycle bells and answer questions during a Trail Safety Days event.
Monday September 22nd from 3:45pm-6:15pm at Landels and on Tuesday September 23rd from 6:15am-9:15am at La Avenida.
For more information call 650-903-6392
SVBC provides bike parking for all the Stanford home football games. Please volunteer to help!
<p>The game schedule this year is</p>
<li>September 20th, 6 pm game time</li>
<li>October 11th, 2 pm</li>
<li>November 1st, time not set yet</li>
<li>November 15th, 4 pm</li>
<p>Game times can be checked at http://gostanford.cstv.com/sports/m-footbl/sched/stan-m-footbl-sched.html.</p>
Stevens Creek Trail
This year the City completed construction of a section of Stevens Creek Trail from the existing Yuba Drive trailhead to the south side of El Camino Real. This section includes a bicycle/pedestrian tunnel under El Camino. The tunnel entrance features bluestone facing and the tunnel interior is lined with a continuous overhead skylight.
The San Carlos Transportation and Circulation Commission met on August 19. The main item on the agenda was the creation of a subcommittee to study the possibility of putting bike lanes on Old County Road. The City already paid for a study of this issue. The study concluded that Old
The City of Santa Clara is putting a lot of resources into bicycling infrastructure. This Bicycle Advisory Committee meets bi-monthly to advise the staff and City Council. Two of its members are leaving in December and need to be replaced.
Members must work or live in the City. Cycling experience is desired but not mandatory. Meetings are at 4PM, bi-monthly, fourth Wednesdays, at City Hall on Warburton Ave. Next meeting is 22 October.
Submitted by John Sullivan
In a previous edition of this report, I reported on the bad behavior of some drivers dropping off or picking up students at Buchser Middle School in September of last year. Cars were waiting in No Parking Zones, blocking the bike lane and staying in the waiting zone much longer than the posted three minute maximum. I did not witness any collisions, but there were several close calls.