San Mateo County Committee minutes from April 2, 2015 meeting

SVBC – Peninsula Group Meeting; April 2, 2015: Minutes Attendance: Billy James, Vickie ?, Emma Shlaes, Ellen Barton, Al Meckler, Tim O’Brien, and John Langbein (scribe) Called to Order @ 6:45 Staff report; New outreach coordinator has been hired. Lindsay and...
Ride with Corinne in the Climate Ride!

Ride with Corinne in the Climate Ride!

Climate Ride is just less than two months away, but it isn’t too late to join the team and start training. We would love to have you join our team and ride with us this May! Corinne Winter, our departing Executive Director, will be riding this year, leading the...
Bikepool test ride sets a fun precedent

Bikepool test ride sets a fun precedent

Thanks to Beth Martin with the City of San José Department of Transportation for this guest piece! Bikepooling to work Picture your morning commute. Do you spend too much time behind your steering wheel stuck in traffic or lacking companionship while driving alone in...
Vision Zero proposed for San Jose

Vision Zero proposed for San Jose

I had the pleasure of attending San Jose’s Rules and Open Government Committee meeting yesterday, during which members of the City Council moved forward a proposal from Councilmember Pierluigi Oliverio to formally implement a Vision Zero initiative. SVBC has...
I scream, you scream, we all scream for bike lanes!

I scream, you scream, we all scream for bike lanes!

Despite popular lore, SVBC employees do not spend all of our time on bicycles, tooling about town with the sun on our faces, fighting injustice in the name of pedal-powered propulsion. Most days, we are stuck at our desks or in meetings, warmed only by the blue glow...
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...