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...
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...

Menlo Park Transportation best practices presentation and discussion

You are invited to a Joint Bicycle and Transportation Commission meeting at the Menlo Park Senior Center, 100 Terminal Avenue, Menlo Park, CA on Monday, June 1st at 7:00 p.m. to discuss the City’s transportation goals, policies and infrastructure needs under the update of the citywide Circulation Element as part of ConnectMenlo, the city’s General Plan Update process. Jeff Tumlin from Nelson/Nygaard will be presenting information about relevant transportation policy best practices, recent and upcoming changes to state laws that may affect the City, how a place-based approach can lead to innovative resolutions to both existing and future transportation issues, and facilitate discussion about current transportation conditions as well as planning for future development in the M-2 planning area. Come and provide your input on potential changes to City standards and policies (e.g. street classification system, performance metrics,...