Menlo Park El Camino Real: tell them what you want

Menlo Park El Camino Real: tell them what you want

Last week Menlo Park held a workshop on the El Camino Real Corridor Study. They presented the traffic study for the three alternatives, and found that adding a 3rd vehicle lane in each direction would not significantly decrease traffic into the future. SVBC is...

February Los Altos BPAC update

Thanks to Wes Brinsfield for providing an update on the Los Altos Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission. Want to share the latest from your BPAC, BAC, Traffic Commission, or Complete Streets Committee? Just email submissions@bikesiliconvalley.org! A study session...
Read the proposed California helmet bill

Read the proposed California helmet bill

As we are sure that you’ve heard, there is a proposed law in the California State Senate to require bicycle helmets for all people riding bicycles, regardless of age, as well as reflective clothing for all people riding bicycles after sundown. Silicon Valley...
Willow Glen begins pilot road diet

Willow Glen begins pilot road diet

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Mayors’ Challenge for Bicyclist and Pedestrian Safety

Mayors’ Challenge for Bicyclist and Pedestrian Safety

On January 22nd, U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary, Anthony Foxx issued a challenge to mayors and local elected officials to improve safety for bicycle riders and pedestrians of all ages and abilities. As SVBC has been working on our Vision Zero initiative...
Citizen Bicycle Advisory Committees increase with requirement

Citizen Bicycle Advisory Committees increase with requirement

Any regular readers of SVBC’s blog may have been following this saga since at least 2010 – the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) has required cities to have Bicycle Advisory Committees (BAC/BPAC) in order to be eligible to receive Transportation...

Campbell BPAC update for January 2015

Thanks as always to Laura Smith for this update from the Campbell Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee. Want to share news from your BPAC, BAC, or Complete Streets Committee with SVBC’s readers? Send an email to submissions@bikesiliconvalley.org with your...