Never quite able to stop thinking about work, Corinne sent me a text this afternoon (10:30 pm where she is), suggesting I share the above photo and point out that "even Galway, Ireland has cycle tracks and dedicated bus lanes..."
Okay, folks. How can we get a few dozen miles of cycle track installed before she gets back, in a week?
Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) is looking for public feedback regarding updates to its bike plan and Bicycle Technical Guidelines.
From the Los Altos Patch:
VTA's Bicycle Technical Guidelines is the bicycle component of the Santa Clara County’s Long Range Transportation Plan, and complement the countywide Bicycle Plan and VTA’s Bicycle Expenditure Program (BEP... read the whole blog post.
Please help me welcome the newest additions to SVBC's Safe Routes to School program team, Ashley Hernandez and Megan Melack! They will be working with Ernesto to strengthen and expand our youth bike education efforts. They are both passionate about bicycles and working with youth. We're so happy to have them!
Ashley Hernandez Ashley is a passionate mountain biker who graduated from Cal... read the whole blog post.
What’s better than riding a bike on a nice summer afternoon? That’s exactly what over 20 youth were able to do as they participated in Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition’s first Summer Bike Camp during the week of July 30. The four-day camp took place at the Alma Youth Center in San José where kids ages 9-16 learned about bicycle safety and environmental stewardship.
Through the Summer... read the whole blog post.
Jen Brecheen and I, along with SVBC members Jim Manitakos and Rob Robinson, met with Stanford Athletic Department staff to review the plans for our annual bike parking at the Stanford football games. SVBC has been a fixture at the Stanford games for many years, going back to the 1990’s. Longtime volunteer Jim is leading the bike parking again this year, with assistance from seasoned volunteer... read the whole blog post.
On Monday, July 23, Palo Alto City Council approved the California Avenue streetscape project unanimously, after a motion to go ahead with a trial failed 2:7 (Holman/Schmid). The project will reduce the low-vehicle-traffic 4-lane street to 2 lanes, and use the additional space for sidewalk widening and bike access.
Merchants who had been opposing the project supported a trial to... read the whole blog post.
On Wednesday, July 25, the Palo Alto Planning and Transportation Commission (PTC) recommended that City Council make the Charlston-Arastradero corridor restriping permanent, including some fine-tuning recommended in the staff report.
The route serves eleven public and private elementary, middle, and high schools; multiple preschools; south Palo Alto’s only library; community center; six... read the whole blog post.
Thanks to Laura Smith of the Campbell Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) for this update.
Campbell Avenue Portals Project Design Phase: This is a project to put portals under Hwy 17 where it crosses over Campbell Avenue. This will make is easier and safer to walk or bike along this stretch of Campbell Avenue. Two public meetings have already been held and the project... read the whole blog post.
As some of you may recall, SVBC has been working on a project to promote formation and improvement of Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committees (BPACs) in San Mateo County. We believe that BPACs and similar advisory bodies (Bicycle Commissions, Bicycle Advisory Committees) are an important way to institutionalize active transportation advocacy within a community. A forum for bicyclists and... read the whole blog post.
This guest blog entry from San José Trail Manager Yves Zsutty answers the timeless question, "What's so great about Helsinki?"
On a recent trip to Helsinki (capital of Finland), I was able to visit the city’s newest addition to its extensive network of off-street trails and on-street bikeways.
The newly opened trail extends across an older area of the city. It makes use of a... read the whole blog post.