*Millbrae Station Area Specific Plan Update

This Community meeting is to present information on the update to the Millbrae Station Area Specific Plan (Specific Plan), two specific development proposals within the Plan Area; Transit Orient Development (TOD) #1 and TOD #2, and the prepared Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR). The purpose of this meeting is informational to present the update to the Specific Plan and associated DEIR to the community and to introduce the two developer’s TOD’s proposals and receive community comment. No decisions will be made at this meeting. Future public hearings will be scheduled for the Planning Commission and City Council in late summer...

Redwood City Hudson St. bike/ped improvement project

The City of Redwood City is designing a network of street improvements on Hudson St. at selected sites from Whipple Ave. to Woodside Rd. These improvements are intended to create a safer, more walkable, bikeable, vibrant and healthy environment. Join Redwood City to preview the revised improvements. This is the second community workshop following one in November 2014. Expected improvements include bicycle detection at existing traffic signals and other striping. Refreshments will be...
SVBC announces shared Caltrain goals with SFBC and BikeSMC

SVBC announces shared Caltrain goals with SFBC and BikeSMC

SVBC has worked with the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition and BikeSMC to create a unified platform for Caltrain bike capacity from San Francisco to San José. You can read more about SVBC’s Caltrain position or check out the shared platform document for more information. Caltrain has been incredibly forward-thinking by dedicating two trains for bike space. This has allowed many passengers to choose Caltrain as their method of transportation, as they are able to connect to destinations farther from a train station. Yet, with high usage at peak hours, 13% of passengers bringing their bikes on board, and frequent “bumps” (when a bicyclist is not allowed on a train because bike space is at capacity), there is a need for Caltrain to improve overall capacity as well as bike capacity. This shared policy platform is especially relevant because the Caltrain Joint Powers Board is making decisions regarding purchasing cars for extended train sets in 2015 and the configuration of new trains for electrification in 2021. SVBC wants to ensure continued access for people who bike on this important part of our transportation system. We also want to encourage Caltrain to continue studying improved secure bicycle parking at all stations, which will help to accommodate some passengers who bike. Uniting with SFBC and BikeSMC creates a strong, integrated position from the bicycling community throughout the jurisdictions in which Caltrain travels. This platform will be updated as new data becomes available. Stay tuned for changes and action alerts in the new...

Safe and Confident Bicycle Handling Skills Lab

If you know how to balance and pedal but would like to improve your bicycle handling skills and confidence, perhaps to prepare for commuting or errand-running, this on-bike, off-street practice session is for you. Your instructors will demonstrate, and attend to you as you practice: Mounting and dismounting confidently Starting up without hesitation; stopping safely and smoothly Turning confidently without wobbling Scanning behind without veering, to check for gaps in traffic Steering confidently with one hand, to give a hand signal or use a water bottle Smoothly changing your line of travel to the left or right Bring your working bicycle and bike helmet. Instructors: John Ciccarelli, League Cycling Instructor, and Jane Rothstein, HIP Coordinator of Environmental Behavior Change. Location: Stanford Campus Parking Lot TBD (directions to be given before class) $40 fee Register...
Way to Go week with San Mateo County Health System

Way to Go week with San Mateo County Health System

May, aka Bike Month, was a busy one here at SVBC since it was not only Bike to Work Day but also many other activities and events that our partners put on to celebrate and encourage riding a bike. We were happy to participate in several events for San Mateo County Health System‘s Way to Go Week, an employee program to encourage alternate forms of transportation, which coincided with the week of Bike to Work Day. The most fun event the Bicycle Fashion Show, in which I and other bicycle commuters showed off our bikes, biking outfits and gear. There was a broad range of participants in terms of age and style. As you can see from the pics, everyone chooses a different way to ride their bike, and whatever works for them – we support! Ellen Barton, Active Transportation Coordinator for San Mateo County’s City and County Association of Governments (C/CAG) even came out with a Bay Area Bike Share bike and an amazing black trench coat with reflective strips in the pleats. Jean Fraser, Health Systems Chief, started the event off with a great presentation on reasons to bike and her own personal motivations for choosing a bicycle. The Health System has a vested interest in promoting bicycling and active transportation throughout San Mateo County in order to prevent many disease and poor health. This event and others are part of San Mateo County Health Systems’s Get Healthy SMC work. They hope that events such as these will encourage their employees to try a different form of transportation at least once or twice a week. And in...