This will be the inaugural changelog. I am not going to follow any particular standard; rather, I will try to make it as readable as possible, so folks at home can play along. Feel free to leave comments if you want clarification on anything. ^_^Upgraded from Drupal 6.22 to Drupal 7.10 Migrated to a new host, as the old host sucked on many levels. Applied new theme (it is called... read the whole blog post.
As the lucky staff person who gets to receive payments and keep track of volunteer hours, I see the names of all the individuals and companies who support SVBC throughout the year. Today, I’d like to call out some of the bike shops that have become great supporters of our mission in many ways.
Chain Reaction Bicycles contributes up to $2,500 per year of the amounts earned by... read the whole blog post.
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition sponsored our first team meeting in San Jose last night at Pho69. We were joined by several members who work for the City of San Jose as well as other local residents. We all had one vision in mind: to make San Jose a safe and fun place to ride a bike.
After introductions were made, the team shared different experiences riding in San Jose and set the... read the whole blog post.
We had a great meeting of the SVBC San Jose Team last night. Thanks to everybody who came out, and thanks to Pho 69 for giving us a quiet, spacious loft to meet in!
The meeting was a great opportunity for bike advocates, hopeful bike-riders-to-be, and recent bike-friendly transplants to San Jose to meet each other, meet several SVBC staff members, and catch up on what San Jose is doing... read the whole blog post.
Yesterday Jen and I met with a team in Los Altos Hills--the mayor, the city manager, and the lead for the new Traffic and Safety Committee.
We discussed bicyclist safety issues as well as the frustration some of their residents feel about cyclists, and proactive ways to deal with that.
We made plans to give our Share the Road presentation at an upcoming city event to reach out to... read the whole blog post.
SVBC is engaged in a Safe Routes to Schools program in East Palo Alto. We are working with the Ravenswood City School District and the San Mateo County Office of Education to implement a program that will enhance safety and encourage kids to walk and bike to school.
This week we had a SR2S Task Force meeting with community leaders in East Palo Alto. The support for the program was... read the whole blog post.
This evening we welcomed the new SVBC Board of Directors members with a dinner and short meeting. I'm delighted to have Dave Fork, Scott Lane, and Phil Brotherton join the SVBC board. It was wonderful to hear their motivations for serving SVBC and our mission to promote cycling.
The SVBC Board of Directors works hard to shepherd the organization through our growth and to define goals... read the whole blog post.
I spent a couple hours at the San José City Hall today, tabling at a commute alternatives fair hosted by the City's Green Team. In addition to the SVBC table, there were representatives from the City of San José Department of Transportation, 511.org, Valley Transit Authority, Clipper, Bay Area Air Quality Management District, and others.
It's great to see the City of San José -... read the whole blog post.
SVBC has put out a call for resumes from persons interested in our Safe Routes to School Assistant position. We are looking forward to hiring someone to work on our Safe Routes to School program which is beginning in the City of Santa Clara. Notices were posted in various media several weeks ago, and we have received a number of great resumes and are in the process of reviewing them to set up... read the whole blog post.
It's been an exciting week here at SVBC Global Headquarters. I started things off with a very positive evening at the Menlo Park Planning Commission as it fielded public input on the Facebook EIR. The next night, I called in to my first meeting as a member of the Board of Directors of the Bay Area Bicycle Coalition. As a member of that distinguished group I'll be participating on the Advocacy... read the whole blog post.