Free Intro to Urban Bicycling Workshop

Has it been a long time since you’ve ridden a bike or are you simply looking for a refresher? Come learn the basics of bicycling at our Intro to Urban Bicycling Workshop. The course is a one-hour presentation covering many of the basics: the rules of the road, route planning, and, especially for Bay Area Bike Share riders, Bike Share 101. The course is followed by an optional 30 minute guided ride using the Bike Share bikes. No membership is necessary, but you must be 18 years of age or older. This class is funded in part by Bay Area Bike Share, however it is open to members and non-members alike! The ride is limited to the first 10 attendees to sign-up at the workshop. RSVP: HERE! Please contact Ashley Hernandez at ashley@bikesiliconvalley.org with any questions. The meeting space is provided as a community service by the City of Redwood City. The City neither sponsors nor endorses this event nor the presenting individual or...
Free Intro to Urban Bicycling Workshop – Redwood City

Free Intro to Urban Bicycling Workshop – Redwood City

Has it been a long time since you’ve ridden a bike or are you simply looking for a refresher? Come learn the basics of bicycling at our Intro to Urban Bicycling Workshop. The course is a one-hour presentation covering many of the basics: the rules of the road, route planning, and, especially for Bay Area Bike Share riders, Bike Share 101. The course is followed by an optional 30 minute guided ride using the Bike Share bikes. No membership is necessary, but you must be 18 years of age or older. This class is funded in part by Bay Area Bike Share, however it is open to members and non-members alike! RSVP: HERE! Please contact Ashley Hernandez at ashley@bikesiliconvalley.org with any...

*Redwood City Middlefield Rd. Community Workshop

Join Redwood City to provide input on what Middlefield Road should look like. The city will be undergrounding utilities and has the unique opportunity to create wider sidewalks, great bike lanes, and other streetscape improvements to contribute to healthy transportation choices. 150623 Middlefield...

Free Intro to Urban Bicycling Workshop

Has it been a long time since you’ve ridden a bike or are you simply looking for a refresher? Come learn the basics of bicycling at our Intro to Urban Bicycling Workshop. The course is a one-hour presentation covering many of the basics: the rules of the road, route planning, and, especially for Bay Area Bike Share riders, Bike Share 101. The course is followed by an optional 30 minute guided ride using the Bike Share bikes. No membership is necessary, but you must be 18 years of age or older. This class is funded in part by Bay Area Bike Share, however it is open to members and non-members alike! RSVP: HERE! Please contact Ashley Hernandez at ashley@bikesiliconvalley.org with any questions. The meeting space is provided as a community service by the City of Redwood City. The City neither sponsors nor endorses this event nor the presenting individual or...
Bay Area Bike Share to expand throughout region

Bay Area Bike Share to expand throughout region

As we first teased last month, Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) voted today to dramatically expand Bay Area Bike Share from 750 to over 7,000 bikes by the end of 2017. Of note for SVBC members, the San José system will expand to 1,000 bikes! The locations of new Bike Share stations will be determined, in part, based upon recommendations by individuals and businesses. Motivate — the new owner of the Bike Share system — is distributing a map to enable public requests for bike share stations. We urge you to submit requests for your city through the map. Where makes most sense for you as you work, shop, attend meetings, and more in San José? The pilot cities of Redwood City, Palo Alto, and Mountain View will have until June 2016 to make modifications to their station placement and work with sponsors and advertisers. This is key as the cities were limited in the pilot and will now be given more freedom to make the system work best for their needs, in particular as a way to get from Caltrain stations to destinations that aren’t within walking distance. With more usage, these cities will be able to maintain their system with lower levels of operating costs. Other cities in San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties will be able to opt into the system using local funds. However, MTC will also be providing $4.5 million to assist emerging communities who would like to implement bike share. The expansion of Bay Area Bike Share and the introduction of discounted passes will allow more people to choose bicycles as a viable transportation...