Interested in reducing the number of cars on the road? Discouraged with parking your car? So is Green Town Los Altos! As a solution, they are working on creating a bike share program to get people out of their cars and into the streets as cyclists and pedestrians! Various cities throughout the Bay Area are creating new bike share programs, and Los Altos wants to be one of them! In order to do... read the whole note.
Recently bike sharing programs have been launched in Washington, D.C., Montreal, Denver, and Minneapolis. Soon we will also see bike share programs in Boston, San Francisco, New York and yes even in San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties.
In Santa Clara County VTA has allocated funds for a pilot project around Diridon Station and the downtown business area. In San Mateo County expect to... read the whole note.
On January 6, the San Mateo County Transportation Authority Board of Directors voted to approve allocation of $80,000 of Measure A funds to match $6.5 million in regional grant funds being applied to a bicycle share program. The regional grants were not eligible for infrastructure projects, making bicycle sharing an ideal application. The approval is a big win for cyclists for a number of... read the whole note.
Bicing in Barcelona. Photo courtesy pedbikeimages.org / Ryan Snyder
A $4.29 million Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) grant for a regional bike share program was announced Wednesday. The program will add another 1,000 bikes onto the 100-bike pilot program that Santa Clara Valley Transit Authority (VTA) had been designing for the... read the whole note.