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.
The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) is going through the Plan Bay Area process, which will revolutionize the way that transportation funding is distributed in the Bay Area.
Yesterday I met with MTC Commissioner Sam Liccardo (also a San José Councilmember) to discuss the future of regional transportation funding streams.
My main points:
1) We want to ensure... read the whole blog post.
SVBC teamed up with Silicon Valley Leadership Group and SAP yesterday morning to host a breakfast for the Captains and Big Wheels of teams that participated in the 2011 Company Bike Challenge (CBC). The point of the morning was to bring together bike enthusiasts from a variety of Silicon Valley... read the whole blog post.
The office has been fairly quiet this week, with Corinne exploring the great frozen North and Ernesto in Minnesota at the Safe Routes to School conference. With nobody to boss around, I've been trying to get out of the office as much as possible.
On Monday, I trekked all the way down three flights of stairs for an El Camino Corridor advocates meeting hosted by TransForm and Greenbelt... read the whole blog post.
I was bicycling in South Campbell yesterday, on my way home from work, when I was startled by a rude fire engine! Or more correctly, the driver.
I had taken the light rail to the Winchester station, and was proceeding south on Winchester. There is a really sketchy section where Winchester goes under San Tomas Expressway, and cars in the on-ramp and off-ramp from San Tomas have... read the whole blog post.
Last week I returned to SVBC recharged from a vacation in northern Spain and southern France. While riding in the Pyrenees and south toward Barcelona, I was again struck by the difference between riding in Europe and here in Silicon Valley. I've heard that Spain is the capital for serious crashes on the interstate--and they do rather drive like maniacs who aren't paying any attention on the... read the whole blog post.
I'm back! Two weeks into marriage, I can finally say I've bested Britney Spears at something (that was MY Mouseketeers slot!). The wedding was great, as was the honeymoon in Puerto Rico. But enough about me - let's get to the topic you all want to read about: What's the cycling like in Puerto Rico?
Puerto Rico is hot, humid, and crowded in the city. We stayed in San Juan, which has... read the whole blog post.
I was in Boulder recently. The weather was wonderful, despite a few thunder showers. Lots of folks riding their bikes. You don't have to be there long to sense what a bicycle friendly town it is. For one thing, there are many, many signs warning motorists about bicyclists. They even have them at crosswalks where riders may be exiting separated bike paths. (By the looks of them, they operate... read the whole blog post.
Gary Richards has an interesting and informative piece about road diets and other traffic-calming efforts in the Merc right now. Check out the article and leave a comment voicing your thoughts on slower car speeds and more bike lanes!
Read the article at http://www.mercurynews.com/top-stories/ci_18561104?nclick_check=1
I'm skipping town for the next couple of weeks to get married and then take a Caribbean honeymoon. What a summer!
Ernesto will take over website duties while I'm gone, but the e-bulletin will take a vacation next week and be back the week of the 25th. I'll miss you dearly, handful of anonymous readers (and Mom). Would you like a souvenir? Perhaps a seashell with some googly eyes? A... read the whole blog post.