Despite strong support in the State Senate and Assembly, and advocate letter writing campaigns, Governor Jerry Brown returned the three foot passing bill, unsigned, to the Senate on Friday afternoon. Citing concerns that a portion of the bill, which calls for passing a cyclist at no more than 15 miles per hour if it is not possible to leave three feet of room, might create a "long line of cars... read the whole blog post.
City of San José staff is studying converting lanes on 3rd, 4th, 10th, and 11th Streets through downtown from motor vehicle lanes to bike lanes! I had mentioned several months ago to Department of Transportation leadership that San José is already falling behind on implementing the goals in their recently adopted bike plan--and that they had the power to make significant things happen even... read the whole blog post.
A pair of local leaders - Silicon Valley Leadership Group CEO Carl Guardino and Santa Clara County Supervisor Ken Yeager - were featured in a recent article in Eucalyptus Magazine, in which they discussed their great daily bike commutes on Santa Clara County trails. Regarding his car-free commute, Guardino says "It is a great and healthy way to start and end each day—burning carbs rather than... read the whole blog post.
Last Saturday, I joined a hundred or so other environmentally-minded souls for a relaxing bike tour of central San José. The Moving Planet Day bike ride was organized by local advocate, SVBC member, and KKUP on-air personality Diane Solomon, with help from SVBC, San José Bike Party, TransForm, the Loma Prieta Chapter of the Sierra Club, and others.
A few humans and a giant rabbit get... read the whole blog post.
It’s been a while since I’ve gotten my hands sticky with glue (the kind you can eat without getting sick), my fingers marked with a few paper cuts, and a whiff of those scented markers I used back in elementary. This past Monday, my colleague and I met with parents of Anne Darling Elementary students to get supplies ready for the walking school buses that will be taking place at that... read the whole blog post.
Last week I met with the lead developer on the Google expansion project, did a quick site visit, and talked with some of our members to understand their assessment of the situation. Thanks to Patrick Grant for helping me understand the potential to better connect NASA to the network.
My comments at the meeting with the developer included suggestions regarding:- Down lighting on... read the whole blog post.
This is a call to action to all you engaged and engaging San Mateo County cyclists. SVBC is working with the San Mateo County Health System to expand the role that bicycle and pedestrian advisory committees (B/PACs) and similar such organizations play in planning in the municipalities of San Mateo County.
As is always the case, I think it would be a bad idea for SVBC staff to go it... read the whole blog post.
A couple of years ago, SVBC joined together with assorted regional advocates to encourage MTC to create a Safe Routes to Schools funding stream to help get communities up and running with Safe Routes programs. We were successful--as a result, VTA received $4.039M and C/CAG received $1.429 (the money was distributed relative to population).
VTA decided to run a competitive grants program... read the whole blog post.
Awhile ago I wrote that I had spent a few days in Boulder, CO, and was amazed at how bicycle-friendly it appeared to be. My son took some pictures so that I could share them, but they were waylaid for awhile. I finally received them and now I can share them.
This intersection has three bicycle related signs at just one corner. No one is going to miss the warning that there are... read the whole blog post.
Last week I was fortunate enough to attend the 3rd National Safe Routes to School Conference in Minneapolis, where over 600 enthusiastic walking and bicycling advocates from around the country convened to discuss ideas, share resources, and talk about projects being implemented to safely increase walking and bicycling to schools. Prior to attending the conference, I had recently taken a... read the whole blog post.