Jill Quindiagan was not a frequent bike rider until she partook in a century ride in 2011. She completed the ride, despite the fact that she had only “trained” by joining a few monthly social rides. She realized that if she could ride 100 miles on her bike, she had the confidence to ride wherever she wanted or needed to around Silicon Valley. She was further inspired to embrace the bicycle for... read the whole note.
A request from San José's Department of Parks, Recreation, and Neighborhood Services:
With completion of the Lower Guadalupe River Trail paving project, City staff seeks to document travel time improvements for regular or new commuters along the 6.7-mile paved trail extension to the Guadalupe River Park. The data collected will be kept confidential. We seek to represent the overall... read the whole note.
Are you concerned about how climate change affects your community's health? If you are a community leader or help to improve the health of your community, you are encourage to join a focus group discussion in San José on climate change and health in your community. Share you thoughts about climate change and health!
The focus group will last about 90 minutes. You will receive a $40 gift... read the whole note.
The Santa Clara Valley Water District will be conducting seasonal river clean-up work between April 23 and June 6. Trees and debris will be removed from the river between Airport Parkway and Green Island Bridge. Because the Water District is using a “chipper” they can not permit the public to use one side of the trail during work hours. The Guadalupe River Trail is paved on both sides... read the whole note.
The City of Palo Alto is releasing its first ever Transportation Survey to help better understand the travel mode and commute patterns of the community. Residents and persons traveling into Palo Alto to work are encouraged to complete the survey online. The survey is comprised of 12-15 questions and takes only a few minutes to complete. Highlights of the survey include questions on travel... read the whole note.
The San Tomas Aquino Creek Trail will be temporarily detoured between Agnew Road and Tasman Drive for approximately 1 year starting April 15 and ending when the Stadium is open.
The detour is needed to ensure the safety of bicyclists, pedestrians, and construction workers. The construction activity in and around this portion of the San Tomas Aquino Creek Trail will include re-grading... read the whole note.
Where: Palo Alto Pizza, 2450 Park Blvd, Palo Alto When: Thursday, April 11 at 6:00 pm
Agenda: 6:00 pm - Social Half Hour - eat, drink, chat 6:30 pm - Introductions 6:35 pm - Changes/Additions to Agenda 6:40 pm - SVBC staff report - Colin Heyne 6:50 pm - PABAC member report - David Coale?
7:00 pm - Bike/Ped Plan Implementation - Andrew Boone - summary of what's been achieved... read the whole note.
SVBC is pleased to announce that our very successful Bicycle Exchange program will be launched as an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in 2013 under the name of the Silicon Valley Bicycle Exchange. The move allows the Bicycle Exchange to expand its bicycle donation operations in size, services, and geography while remaining a sister organization of Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition... read the whole note.
LOCATION: Tarboosh, 837 Jefferson, Redwood City
TIME: 6:00-6:45PM Social Hour, Dinner 6:45-8:00PM General Meeting* 8:00-8:30PM Wrap-up and Networking
*Official meeting ends at 8:00 for those catching NB and SB trains ~8:15. No time-line for agenda items, but please observe General Meeting time.
AGENDA: 1) Introductions
2) Approval of March minutes; Margaret Pye,... read the whole note.
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition, a 501(c)(3) non-profit promoting the bicycle for everyday use in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties, seeks qualified individuals to apply for the position of Advocacy Coordinator.
The Advocacy Coordinator will support SVBC’s policy and advocacy work in both counties, and serve as primary advocacy staff in San Mateo County. This is a demanding but... read the whole note.