Recently, I've been getting my credentials together in order to become a League Certified Instructor (LCI), as designated by the League of American Cyclists. The training sessions to become an LCI are few and far between in these parts, so when the good folks at the Presidio YMCA's Ybike program told us they were going to host one, Ernesto and I had to get into gear, quickly. Ernie already... read the whole blog post.
I'm happy to announce that SVBC is expanding again. As a result of our Safe Routes to School work in Santa Clara and East Palo Alto, we were in need of an assistant to help Ernesto get the programs rolling successfully. The applicant review process was tough, but we finally whittled down the group of very qualified candidates and hired Anna Kingsmith.
Anna comes from a background in... read the whole blog post.
Prior to the upgrade, we had a page that listed a whole bunch of different feeds to which one could subscribe. It was kinda overkill, and we are deprecating most of the types of content we posted back then. This simplifies it for the folks who write on the site, as well as for visitors trying to get the info they need.
We do have a feed at http://bikesiliconvalley.org/feed. It contains... read the whole blog post.
Did you hear? SVBC is bringing back the Silicon Valley Bike Advocacy Summit!
I know you thought I was going to tell you we're giving out McRibs, but hopefully a day full of networking and learning about bike advocacy issues that affect us all is more exciting that a pressed meat product sammie of unknown origins and dubious food product credentials. I dunno, just me, maybe.
We have been receiving a lot of great support from the local business community for the biggest bicycle celebration in the Bay Area! We'd like to thank Webcor Builders, Adobe Systems, Google, Specialized, KLA-Tencor, City of San José, NetApp, Symantec, Amgen South San Francisco, Finelite, Sports Basement, and Hobee's for their continued commitment to helping promote increased cycling in San... read the whole blog post.
Monday evening I attended the Healthy Communities Forum</a<> in San José, put on by the Loma Prieta Chapter of the Sierra Club and co-hosted by a number of organizations, including Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition.
Normally I try to avoid evening meetings, but I was actually glad I attended. I really enjoyed the main presentation given by Neil Maizlish, who is with the... read the whole blog post.
One of the design goals for the new site is to incorporate more media in the presentation, and to make it easy for everyone to share.
We hope to include a lot more photos in posts, so everyone can see how vibrant and diverse the cycling community is in Silicon Valley (and it doesn't hurt that nearly everyone has a camera on them at all times!). ^_^
This morning I happened to be in the office at 8:00 am when Peter Brull from the League of American Bicyclists called me to let me know that the LAB members had elected me to their board of directors. He's evidently on east coast time.
I was invited to run for the LAB board by several of their existing board members. Although sitting on the board of an active national organization will... read the whole blog post.
You probably noticed the re-do of our website. It is still a work in progress, causing us all various degrees of frustration, including for our web developer, who is working hard to get it finished. It is going to be great when it is finished. In addition to the redesign, which is a lot in itself, we moved to a new host. This will be better in the long run, as our former long-time host... read the whole blog post.
This timely blog just in from SVBC Board of Directors member Ian Dewar. Listen up and act fast!
The Future of transportation is here… and it does not look good for cyclists.
On Thursday Feb 2nd, the House Transportation committee will take the first vote on the new transportation bill called the American Energy and Infrastructure Jobs Act. This bill shockingly eliminates all... read the whole blog post.