SVBC San Jose Team Meeting

Join us for this rescheduled meeting of the San Jose Local Team! The SVBC San Jose Team meets each fourth Wednesday of the month. Dinner and networking start at 6:30 pm, then the meeting gets rolling at 7:00. This team is focused on three things: advocacy, outreach, and fun! Come join us to meet your cycling neighbors and get involved! Policy suggestions from the local teams will be submitted to the SVBC Policy Advisory Committee and help shape our advocacy efforts. We’ll also plan for fun events and work on strategies to expand and improve bike facilities in and around San Jose. Our building locks up at 6:30. If you need to be let in, please call Colin at 408-464-5195. Sign up for our email list to stay up-to-date on schedule and agenda changes:...

*Palo Alto Bikeways and Traffic Calming Meeting

The proposed Park Blvd Bicycle Boulevard, including Stanford Ave and California Ave connections, will create low stress on-street bikeways with travel time and safety improvements. Proposed improvements include traffic calming, striping, stop sign removal, repaving, and improvements to arterial crossings. On Stanford Ave, traffic circles are proposed with all-way yield control at Ash St, Birch St, and Park Blvd. On Park Blvd at El Camino Real, a bike box is proposed. Bike boxes help prevent conflicts with turning motor vehicles, group bicyclists together to clear an intersection more quickly, and benefit pedestrians by reducing motor vehicle encroachment into the crosswalk. On California Ave, traffic circles at both intersections with Park Blvd are proposed. Through the tunnel and on its approaches, minor changes are proposed to reduce head-on conflicts and improve circulation. On-street parking reduction to enable a protected bicycle lane on Park Blvd from California Ave to Grant Ave is under study. Traffic calming is also proposed on Park Blvd from California Ave to Lambert Ave. The City hosted community meetings in June and October 2014 and most recently March 2015 during the Conceptual Planning phase, which culminated in City Council approval of Concept Plans on August 31, 2015. The October 8 meeting will report on project changes since March 2015 and solicit...
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...

SVBC Mountain View Team meeting

The SVBC Mountain View Local Team is a great forum for advocacy, outreach, and fun bicycle events in and around Mountain View. Google, San Antonio Shopping Center, Rengstorff Park. There are many important plans and projects that affect bicycling across Mountain View. Join our team of advocates to help push bicycling options forward! We generally meet at 191 Restaurant and Bar from 6:00 to 8:00 pm on the third Wednesday of each month. Location and date are subject to change, so we encourage you to sign up for the discussion group below. Join the online discussion about Mountain View bike topics by signing up to our email group at...

CANCELLED: Ride to Downtown Willow Glen

UPDATE 4/7: This ride has been cancelled, as it is literally going to rain on our parade. Check back with the SVBC calendar for a rescheduled ride soon! Join the SVBC San José Team on a casual bike ride from the SVBC office to downtown Willow Glen to check out the new trial road diet and bike lanes on Lincoln Avenue. We’ll leave the office at 5:00 pm to see the new facilities in the height of rush hour traffic. While in Willow Glen, we’ll tour the new bike lanes, then take some time to patronize the Willow Glen business(es) of your choice. We’ll leave Willow Glen at 6:15 and return to downtown San José at approximately 6:45. Though we love the new roadway layout, not all businesses and residents are convinced of the benefits of the Lincoln Avenue road diet. Let’s put our money where our advocacy is and show the merchants of Willow Glen just how much we appreciate the chance to arrive and shop by...