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 winter riding, especially for Bay Area Bike Share riders. This class is funded in part by Bay Area Bike Share. RSVP: HERE! All attendees will receive a free blinking LED light. Please contact Ernesto Lizaola at ernesto@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...

Questions for Redwood City Council Candidates

Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition is a 501c3 non-profit organization and is permitted to educate our members about where candidates for public office stand on our issues. We are not permitted to endorse candidates. Questions were developed with the SVBC San Mateo County Local Team. We emailed all the known candidates for Redwood City City Council and received responses from the following: Alicia Aguirre, Ian Bain, Janet Borgens, Rosanne Foust, Shelly Masur, and Tania Sole. Candidates’ responses are listed in alphabetical order following each question. 1. Should bicyclists be accommodated on El Camino Real through your city? If so, how should the roadway be designed to accommodate them? Alicia Aguirre: Bicyclists [should be accommodated] on El Camino and throughout our City. Unfortunately, not all streets, even El Camino are wide enough. My main concern is safety. We have restriped many streets and are in the process of adding more for bicyclists. Sharing the road with automobiles is a good option, as long as it is safe for all. Ian Bain: I have supported the expansion of bike lanes throughout the city, however, I’m not sure about El Camino. The road is very congested, even during non-peak times, so I’m not sure how well that would work. I will be watching Menlo Park very closely to see how their proposal plays out. Janet Borgens: El Camino is heavily traveled by cars and buses. When I bike El Camino I feel much safer when there is a designated bike lane. As we move towards the Grand Boulevard discussion we should look at opportunities that would accommodate both public transportation, cars and bicycles...
Farm Hill Blvd. Right-sizing Project Installed

Farm Hill Blvd. Right-sizing Project Installed

Farm Hill Boulevard in Redwood City has just received its trial striping: reducing the number of lanes from four to three and adding a center turn late and bicycle lanes in both directions. This project was first proposed back in 2012 after a community meeting, two community open houses, and a City Council meeting but was ultimately voted down due to concerns about impeding vehicle flow. In summer 2013, the city did make some changes, such as adding crosswalks, sharrows, and edge lines. This did little to slow traffic speeds or prevent collisions. Through speed and volume data collection, the city found that 60-90% of people drive faster than the posted speed limit and 2-9% driver faster than 10 miles per hour over the speed limit. In 2014, there were eight collisions where speed was a primary collision factor, including one collision with two major injuries. Due to the results of this data collection, City Council took up this issue again in January 2015 and approved a pilot road diet project after hearing from residents of Farm Hill who were very concerned about the safety and livability of their street. Staff put together an evaluation plan informed by a community survey that identified key priorities. This evaluation plan was approved by City Council on June 22. The striping has just been put in place this month and the pilot project will last one year. The evaluation plan will help Council to decide what to do at the end of the year. Reconfiguring Farm Hill Boulevard from four to three lanes will increase safety for users of this road, including...
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...