Alternative ways to get to work!

Join the San Mateo County Spare the Air resource team to learn how to start alternative commute solutions programs at your worksite! Geared towards employers, this event will feature a panel of companies who have implemented innovative solutions to help get people out of cars through biking, vanpools, walking and transit. Register to sign up, learn more and enter the raffle for excellent door prizes! Event...

Bicycle Friendly Workplace presented at Urban Next Summit

SVBC Executive Director Corinne Winter and Communications and Development Manager Colin Heyne recently presented the Bicycle Friendly Workplace program to a group of innovators and leaders at the Urban Next Summit, hosted by San Francisco Planning + Urban Research Association (SPUR) and CEOs for Cities. The Urban Next Summit is designed to bring together innovators and community change agents to discuss creative ways to bring our communities together for positive change in environment, land use, education, transportation, health care, and planning. SVBC was honored to be selected to present as part of the rapid-fire Monday night evening reception, alongside other innovators from the United States and Canada that are currently working to bring about positive change using unique tools. The evening session was later described as the “highlight of the Urban Next Summit.” Our thanks go out to SPUR and CEOs for Cities for having us. We hope to return and see the full implementation of some of the great ideas we saw at this year's...

Yahoo! courts cyclists

Yahoo! has announced the launch of its very own corporate cycling team. The team, to be led by former pro racer Kevin Klein, was created as a result of the high level of popularity enjoyed by cyclists in Silicon Valley. Cycling News cites an online survey that suggests 50% of Silicon Valley professionals are fans of the sport. The formation of the team bodes well for the continued support of cycling by Silicon Valley employers. As SVBC's Bicycle Friendly Workplace program points out, employers that support cycling culture are more likely to attract cyclist employees. Indeed, enhancing its workforce was one of Yahoo's motivations for creating the team. As Klein told CyclingNews.com: The whole idea behind the Yahoo! Cycling Team is the recruitment of high tech professionals in the Silicon Valley and to provide a platform for partners to achieve more involvement at the community level . At SVBC, we couldn't agree more. As employers continue to embrace cycling, Silicon Valley and the Peninsula gain a healthier workforce that is more involved in the community. Read the whole story at Cycling News via...