safe highway crossing
The intersection of Highway 101 and Route 84 (Woodside Road) in Redwood City is in the queue to be redesigned and reconstructed. Redwood City staff would like input from pedestrians and cyclists after considering the proposed design alternatives.
Check out the pertinent excerpts of the Interchange Alternative Analysis Study. Leave your thoughts in the comments, and SVBC will forward... read the whole note.
There isn't much that will get me out of bed at 6:30 on a Saturday morning. The (very) short list of motivational morning events includes flights to tropical destinations, medical emergencies, earthquakes (magnitude 6.0 or above), and waffles. I can now add youth-centric bike bridge ribbon cuttings to that list.
On Saturday, November 19, I was invited to speak at the ribbon cutting for... read the whole note.
The newly named Don Burnett Bicycle-Pedestrian Bridge. Photo credit: www.waymarking.com
California Senator Joe Simitian submitted a resolution to the Legislature to rename the Mary Avenue Bicycle Footbridge over Highway 280 in honor of long time SVBC board member and Cupertino Councilmember/Mayor Don Burnett. The resolution was approved in July. The official name is now the “Don... read the whole note.
This weekend I went to Park City, Utah, for some rest and cycling. For our road ride we decided to go down to the Glenview area, which is nestled in a nature preserve with lots of fancy houses in it (castles, really). When we passed under Hwy 80, we were greeted by a lot of water. Apparently they just decided to make their pre-existing culverts double as bike/ped paths. Ah, Utah.
A wet... read the whole note.
The Final Environmental Document (FED) for the US 101/Broadway Interchange Reconstruction Project is now available online. To see the FED, head to http://www.smcta.com/us_route_101_broadway_interchange_project.asp.
Comments submitted on the Draft Environmental Document, and the responses to them, can be found in Appendix J of the FED.
A Revised and Recirculated Draft Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Assessment for the SR-17/I-280/I-880 Interchange is scheduled to be released on April 18. Following release, there will be a review period 4/18 to 5/18. There will be a public meeting on May 4 at Castlemont Elementary School.
SVBC sent a letter to VTA in January commenting extensively on this project and the... read the whole note.
Those of you traveling past the Tully Road Highway 101 overpass may have noticed something different in the past couple of weeks - namely that it's out of commission. The overpass is being replaced with a new, multi-modal design that Valley Transit Authority (VTA) fought to get approved by Caltrans. SVBC worked with VTA to provide support for the much safer highway crossing from the cycling... read the whole note.
SVBC members and staff have been working with the San Mateo County of Public Works in an effort to redesign the Alpine Road underpass at 280. This was precipitated by the recent death of Lauren Ward.
I was invited to attend the monthly meeting of the club that Lauren's husband rides with last night. They are, understandably, motivated to help make the roads safer for cyclists at this... read the whole note.
Mountain View cyclists have some smooth new miles of trail in their future. Two new across-barrier connections (ABCs) are planned to traverse Highway 101 and Old Middlefield Way, with a third crossing over Highway 85 coming soon. From the Mountain View Voice:
Two major highways will no longer stand in the way of cyclists and pedestrians on two popular Mountain View trails once... read the whole note.
Last night, pedestrians, cyclists, and residents filled the cafeteria at Castlemont elementary school in Campbell to learn how Caltrans will solve one of the most frustrating traffic problems in the valley - the 880/280/Stevens Creek interchange. As many shoppers at this time of the year are well aware, the interchange turns into a very expensive parking lot. For cyclists, the Stevens Creek... read the whole note.