This update provided by Laura Smith of the Campbell BPAC. Thanks, Laura!
Campbell Avenue Portals Project: This ongoing project now has funding for the design phase. Bascially, the portals would go under Highway 17 where it crosses over Campbell Avenue. This would allow safer traveling along this portion of Campbell Avenue for pedestrians and bicyclists. (There are links on the City... read the whole blog post.
Holy rusted sprocket, readers - it's been weeks since last I blogged! My apologies to the nine of you keeping tabs on my adventures (hi Mom!). Let me fill you in on some of what this humble Deputy has been up to:Local Teams
Our Local Teams are going strong. Each has been meeting regularly, providing a forum for our members to discuss local advocacy issues that might not normally catch... read the whole blog post.
When you can’t ride your bike to or from school, why not ride bikes at school? The SVBC Santa Clara Safe Routes to School Program teamed up with the YMCA after-school program at Bowers Elementary School to host the first Wheel Around Day on Friday, February 15th. The team was able to come and set up a course during the YMCA’s designated activity time to get the children to learn by doing.... read the whole blog post.
Are you passionate about doing more to help combat climate change? Or maybe making our cities more sustainable, bike-friendly places to live? Or maybe you just want to ride through the epic coastal scenery of Northern California. To fulfill any or all of these desires, we have a great ride and an amazing adventure for you! Join Team SVBC for the Climate Ride California 2013.
Silicon... read the whole blog post.
Yesterday morning, the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors agenda included a "Budget Workshop." For some time, SVBC has wanted to see the hiring of a countywide bicycle coordinator, so I went to the meeting to make this request. Here is what I said to the Board:
Good Morning President Horsley and members of the Board.
My name is Colin Heyne, I’m the Deputy Director of Silicon... read the whole blog post.
This Sunday, SVBC member John Novitsky hosted a ride (not a date) and brunch with special guest rider, racer Alison Tetrick. This event was an auction item at our Annual Dinner last October, won by a couple of our friends in the Over the Hill Club.
Unfortunately I have the flu and couldn't join them but it sure looks like they had fun!
San Mateo County Department of Public Works has prepared a modified design of Alpine Road under Highway 280 after incorporating some of our input. Due to their grant funding timeline, this is moving very quickly and they will be submitting their encroachment permit to Caltrans in the very near future--probably next week. Our window for making minor adjustments to the design is short, and it's... read the whole blog post.
With the New Year come new goals and getting more students to walk or bike to school is one of ours. Margaret Mead once said, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtfully committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.” She was right; the small number of committed parents and students that showed up at our Santa Clara Safe Routes to School events in... read the whole blog post.
Thanks to Alexei Koseff of Peninsula Press for this excellent piece on efforts to get East Palo Alto youth walking and biking safely.
With funding from the California Department of Transportation’s Safe Routes to School Program, Ravenswood officials conducted a traffic study around each school in the district. Now, they are working with the city to address trouble spots where... read the whole blog post.
Each month, Redwood Shores Elementary hosts a themed Walk N' Roll day. For December, the theme was "Winter Walk." Just as the name suggests, the winter weather came along for the walk offering rainy skies. Though the rain did fall, the sun continued to shine. And what did this bring? A DOUBLE RAINBOW! Kids were bowing down to the rainbow in excitement; it was quite the sight.