Silicon Valley Bike Summit 2015

Join Silicon Valley’s annual gathering of active transportation leaders from diverse communities – civic, non-profit, business and public advocates. Learn about the future of safety and bicycling in the region and discover ways to engage with fresh audiences, while also making new connections. $35 admission includes a light breakfast and lunch. Stick around after the event to enjoy a complimentary, optional networking happy hour. Scholarships are available for those to whom the cost of admission is prohibitive; please contact emma@bikesiliconvalley.org to apply. Register here: svbikesummit2015.eventbrite.com Read more about the program and speakers at:...
*Menlo Park City Council: El Camino Real Study Session

*Menlo Park City Council: El Camino Real Study Session

See our main Menlo Park El Camino Real page with links to past blogs for more information. Menlo Park has been studying lane reconfiguration on El Camino Real for the past year and whether to add buffered or protected bike lanes or a third vehicle lane. This study session will discuss the three options and their impacts, in preparation for an upcoming City Council vote on which option to go with (date TBD). Read the city’s reports and summary sheets on the...
*Atherton Community Workshop – Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan

*Atherton Community Workshop – Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan

Atherton has announced a Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan Workshop on August 11 that will focus on the Class III bike routes. The Town is seeking community input on the Implementation of Class III bicycle routes. They would appreciate your participation in the upcoming community workshop. Please share this information with other community members who you think would like to be involved. If you are unable to attend, but would like additional information or to provide input, you may contact Andrew Poster at (​650) 752-0541 or...
Peninsula bike advocacy roundup

Peninsula bike advocacy roundup

It’s been a busy week for bike advocacy on the Peninsula! We sent out comment letters on three issues affecting bicycling: one discussed a new redesign proposal for the Page Mill Road crossing of Highway 280, one weighed in on the Millbrae Station Area Specific Plan, and one urged the City of Belmont to utilize a scheduled repaving of Old County Road as an opportunity to add bike lanes that connect to neighboring communities. Have an issue you’d like to see SVBC act on? Attend a meeting of one of our Local Teams or send us a Position Recommendation Form to...
Friends of Future Millbrae launched to educate residents on Station Area Plan

Friends of Future Millbrae launched to educate residents on Station Area Plan

On Tuesday night, a group of non-profits (including SVBC) and local residents called Friends of Future Millbrae convened a community workshop to educate residents about the potential benefits, impacts, and concerns of Millbrae’s Station Area Specific Plan (MSASP). The plan is an update from the original 1998 plan. It includes updates to zoning, circulation, design, and other guidelines for the specific plan area, immediately surrounding Millbrae’s BART and Caltrain station. This multimodal transit station is one of the busiest on the Peninsula, servicing not only the two train lines, but also connections to San Francisco Airport. It will also serve as one of a few High Speed Rail train stops in the Bay Area (the other two being San Jose and San Francisco) on a blended system with Caltrain. Currently, the station is surrounded by parking lots and effectively disconnected from the Millbrae community through the barriers of Millbrae Ave. and El Camino Real. However, this station is a commute hub for Millbrae and other nearby communities like San Bruno, Burlingame, and San Mateo to access employment and other destinations north and south. This plan and two proposed Transit-oriented Developments could be a real game changer in terms of connections for Millbrae and nearby cities. Friends of Future Millbrae is an ad hoc group of local Millbrae residents and non-profit organizations including the Millbrae Cool Cities Team, the Sierra Club Sustainable Land Use Committee, the Housing Leadership Council of San Mateo County, Friends of Caltrain, Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition, and public health advocates. We are dedicated to making the proposed (MSASP) the best transit-oriented development possible to benefit the...