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...

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...
Citizen Bicycle Advisory Committees increase with requirement

Citizen Bicycle Advisory Committees increase with requirement

Any regular readers of SVBC’s blog may have been following this saga since at least 2010 – the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) has required cities to have Bicycle Advisory Committees (BAC/BPAC) in order to be eligible to receive Transportation Development Act – Article 3 (TDA-3) funding for bicycle and pedestrian projects. This requirement has unfortunately been easily and often skirted by municipalities throughout the Bay Area. SVBC has been working to increase the number of Bicycle Advisory Committees, as an important forum for people who bike to weigh in on city projects and ensure that they meet the needs of all road users and become part of a city’s health and environment strategies. Even though this requirement has been on the books for years, it hasn’t always been enforced. That has now changed, and with the upcoming TDA-3 funding cycle, cities and counties that lack BACs have decided to get in gear in order to qualify for funding. We are happy to report that at least 3 new BACs have been created: San Mateo County Bicycle Advisory Committee, which will temporarily be part of the Parks and Recreation Commission until a permanent solution can be established, Redwood City Complete Streets Committee, Belmont, as part of the Parks and Recreation Commission. For more information about BAC/BPACs in your city, check out our BPAC...

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...
RWC Farm Hill and Complete Streets Committee passed!

RWC Farm Hill and Complete Streets Committee passed!

Last night, the Redwood City City Council unanimously passed both the formation of a Complete Streets Committee, which will replace the informal RWC Working Group that we’ve organized, and the pilot lane reduction on Farm Hill boulevard from four to three lanes to calm traffic and encourage lower speeds on that road. The Complete Streets Advisory Committee will be made up of at least 5 members who live or work in RWC with no more than one member from RWC’s sphere of influence (including Emerald Hills and North Fair Oaks). The Committee will advise on project selection for grant applications, design and construction of bicycle/pedestrian facilities, and projects for staff to consider. They will also provide annual benchmark reports to Council. The supporters for the Farm Hill traffic calming project were many, including a 10 year old who has to cross Farm Hill to get to her school bus, and many other residents on or near Farm Hill who have witnessed myriad car accidents due to speeding. Thank you to all of our members who came out to speak or wrote emails or letters for one or both of these measures! It definitely made a difference! Take a moment to write a thank you note to City Council:...