Off to Copenhagen

Off to Copenhagen

I’m off for a one-week study trip to Copenhagen! Thanks to the City of San José, Knight Foundation, and 8-80 Cities for inviting me along, paying for the trip, and organizing the trip, respectively. Thanks as well to my boss, Corinne Winter, for letting me go....
Fundamental attribution error

Fundamental attribution error

Why Bikes Make Smart People Say Dumb Things has a lot to say, but the most interesting part for me is the following snippet: When a bike blows a stop sign, though, we’re more likely to see it as evidence that “cyclists think they’re above the law.” The social...
Pedal Powering through Los Altos

Pedal Powering through Los Altos

Many thanks to Nicole Belle Isle for signing up to lead an SVBC group ride and following up with this blog post! If you’d like to lead one of our fun community rides, contact our Membership and Volunteer Coordinator Gavin Powell at gavin@bikesiliconvalley.org....
SVBC: Educators. Advocates. Crime fighters?

SVBC: Educators. Advocates. Crime fighters?

Do you ever wonder what happens when a bicycle is stolen? Was the lock cut with a big pair of bull cutters? Did someone freeze it or have some electric saw in their pocket? I’ve heard lots of theft stories: people being tackled in justice, people stealing the...