*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...
*Atherton Community Workshop – Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan

*Atherton Community Workshop – Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan

Atherton has announced a Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan Workshop on August 11 that will focus on the Class III bike routes. The Town is seeking community input on the Implementation of Class III bicycle routes. They would appreciate your participation in the upcoming community workshop. Please share this information with other community members who you think would like to be involved. If you are unable to attend, but would like additional information or to provide input, you may contact Andrew Poster at (​650) 752-0541 or...

Caltrain Joint Powers Board meeting future capacity

On July 2, Caltrain Joint Powers Board will consider the design and procurement of Electrified Multiple Units (EMUs) train cars for the future electrified train tracks, set for 2020. Attend and make your voice heard on increasing on-board bike capacity and investment for wayside facilities. If you can’t attend, sign our...
Announcing Silicon Valley Bike Summit 2015

Announcing Silicon Valley Bike Summit 2015

Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition is excited to announce our Fifth Annual Silicon Valley Bike Summit, with co-host and presenting sponsor, Stanford Health Care. The annual summit is the region’s largest gathering of active transportation leaders and organizers from government, law enforcement, non-profit, and the public. If your organization or agency is actively involved in active transportation issues, wishes to get involved, or if you are passionate about a healthy environment, economy and community for Silicon Valley, this is the Summit for you. Registration is $35, and you can sign up here. This year will focus on how San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties are addressing safety for people who bike and how we can all work together toward achieving Vision Zero, the goal to have zero deaths and major injuries on our roadways. Our Keynote Speakers are Nuria Fernandez and Jim Hartnett, both relatively new to their positions of head of Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) and San Mateo County Transit District, respectively. They’ll discuss how their agencies approach bicycle issues and what is in the works for the future. Next we’ll hear the results from over a year’s worth of research from San Mateo County Health System and Santa Clara County Health Department, who have both produced collision reports that focus on the what, where, why, and how of bicycle collisions in our region. These reports dig deep into existing data from a multitude of sources to provide a baseline snapshot of crashes in our area. However, there’s much more work to do! Using those data reports as a launching point, Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition will debut our Vision...
Safe Routes to School wraps up the year

Safe Routes to School wraps up the year

The school year has come to an end and with it our Safe Routes to School team has wrapped up another successful program. During the 2014/15 school year we provided over 3,000 students with bicycle and pedestrian safety education through in-school programming throughout San Mateo County. SVBC had the opportunity to work with the Belmont Redwood Shores, San Mateo Foster City, East Palo Alto, and Millbrae school districts to provide a range of activities to their students. We did everything from pedestrian and bike rodeos, whole school assemblies, and walk/bike to school encouragement events. A teacher at Foster City Elementary invited us to her 5th grade class for both indoor and outdoor bicycle education. This is the second year she has invited SVBC and the thank you cards the students made after we visited will bring a smile to your face. We’re looking forward to expanding our Safe Routes to School offerings in both counties in the coming school year! Foster City Elementary School 5th grade Thank You Card Foster City Elementary School 5th grade Thank You Card Foster City Elementary School 5th grade Thank You Card Foster City Elementary School 5th grade Thank You Card Foster City Elementary School 5th grade Thank You Card Foster City Elementary School 5th grade Thank You...