One of our super volunteers, Candice, organized another fun community ride for SVBC on November 30th. Her recap of the Day by the Bay ride is below.
Thirty cyclists pulled out from the Mountain View Caltrain station and headed for San Francisco Bay. It was a glorious day. Lots of sun. Lots of smiles. Some acquaintances that would become new cycling buddies. And not single flat tire... read the whole blog post.
A 17-year-old boy was killed in a collision with a motorist last night in San Jose. He was riding his bike just before 7:00 pm in the area of Vista Park Drive and Branham Lane, when he was struck by a motorist. According to NBC Bay Area, police said the driver remained at the scene and is cooperated with the investigation. Our deepest sympathies go out to the young man's family and friends.... read the whole blog post.
The Membership and Events Committee has been pounding the pavement gathering donations for the Winter Member Party. We're hoping to at least double attendance from last year at our new location the Lucie Stern Community Center Ballroom. We'll have plenty of food and drinks. The donations for the drawing are flowing. Our DJ is ready with the party. The pre-party lights ride is set. Everything... read the whole blog post.
Over the weekend of November 16–17, more than 20 California College of the Arts (CCA) undergraduate design students participated in a “design sprint” for bicycle safety in Silicon Valley. Organized by Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition’s Roadway Safety Solutions Team and CCA’s Center for Art and Public Life, the challenge asked students to create an intervention campaign that would 1) improve... read the whole blog post.
The San Fernando Streetscape Improvement Project is under construction from Cahill Street in Diridon Station to 10th Street on the east side of San Jose State University. The City of San Jose obtained a $1.4m grant to for this project, which also includes improvements to street lights, street trees, sidewalks, ADA curb ramps, and crosswalks.
John Brazil, of the City's newly renamed... read the whole blog post.
“Who is willing to donate $1,000? For the kids?” asked our Board chair Shiloh Ballard with a wry smile last Friday. It seemed a preposterous ask, though sorely needed. Shiloh was addressing a crowd of over 300 at our Sixth Annual Dinner on November 15. She was asking for attendees to make a donation to fulfill a whopping $5,000 matching grant that our Board of Directors and Advisory Board had... read the whole blog post.
Last Saturday, I had the pleasure of joining volunteer Janet Lafleur's Art Lovers' City Cruise and Picnic at the Stanford Rodin Garden. Essentially, it was a public art tour by bike through the scenic roads of Menlo Park, East Palo Alto, and Palo Alto. Along the way, we stopped to see the Palo Alto Arts Center, the public art of California Avenue, and finally the Rodin Garden at Stanford's... read the whole blog post.
People enjoying a bike ride into or out of Portola Valley along Alpine Road can breathe a sigh of relief as they pedal their way through this picturesque slice of San Mateo County. Once one of the most intimidating freeway underpasses in the county, this junction with Highway 280 has now been repainted, with bike lanes on both sides dyed a bright green and outlined with striped white buffers.... read the whole blog post.
Students, educators, youth leaders, and Safe Routes to School participants: On November 2nd, join SVBC and students from around the San Francisco Bay Area to discuss transportation issues in our communities. Share stories from events you’ve hosted at your school and discuss what changes have to be made to encourage transportation alternatives at your school.
Whether you are there to... read the whole blog post.
Here's the latest from Laura Smith of the Campbell Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee.
Many of the main projects are status quo. They are: Campbell Avenue Portals Project - still in the design phase; Winchester Boulevard Improvements Phase II - waiting for water service installation and median island planting; Hacienda Avenue Improvement Project - the project will be... read the whole blog post.