If anyone knows how to have a good time on a bike, it's a kid.
Haman Elementary School held its first Family Bike Night last week, in which over 100 students and their parents brought their bikes and enjoyed an evening of biking activities. They were greeted with race plates to mount on their bikes, water bottles to stay hydrated, and a blacktop waiting for their bikes. Big Wheels,... read the whole note.
Hi there, Wendee Crofoot, newest Safe Routes to School Coordinator! If my name sounds familiar, it's because I asked everyone I could reach to volunteer when I was managing the Bike Parking for San Jose events last year.
What brings me to SVBC? I am a bicycle and pedestrian safety advocate in Mountain View. Check out Great Streets Rengstorff Park website for details of what changes... read the whole note.
Do you remember the scientific method?
Briarwood Elementary School recently held its Science Fair Night, during which the cafeteria was lined with student projects displaying everything from the effects of no soil on plants to the strength of magnets. However, this wasn't your typical elementary school science fair. The school invites members of the community to present and share the... read the whole note.
How do you get people to walk or bike?
The Santa Clara Safe Routes to School program held its second task force meeting yesterday. City Officials, SVBC, Santa Clara Unified School District, and school representatives met to talk about ways to make our communities more walkable and ways to get students walking to school. With fewer and fewer students walking to school we need to think of... read the whole note.
Holy rusted sprocket, readers - it's been weeks since last I blogged! My apologies to the nine of you keeping tabs on my adventures (hi Mom!). Let me fill you in on some of what this humble Deputy has been up to:Local Teams
Our Local Teams are going strong. Each has been meeting regularly, providing a forum for our members to discuss local advocacy issues that might not normally catch... read the whole note.
When you can’t ride your bike to or from school, why not ride bikes at school? The SVBC Santa Clara Safe Routes to School Program teamed up with the YMCA after-school program at Bowers Elementary School to host the first Wheel Around Day on Friday, February 15th. The team was able to come and set up a course during the YMCA’s designated activity time to get the children to learn by doing.... read the whole note.
Join us for Let's Get Moving Silicon Valley—a gathering of residents, leaders, and activists interested in creating better-connected, affordable, and healthy communities throughout Santa Clara County. Click here to register now!
There will be a diverse assortment of workshop sessions. Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition will be on panels discussing both Safe Routes to School and Safe... read the whole note.
The following call for applicants comes from our friends at the Safe Routes to School National Partnership.
The Safe Routes to School National Partnership is seeking an energetic and detail-oriented professional with strong technical skills to serve as our new Operations Manager.
This is a new full-time position, necessitated by our growth to an organization with 25 staff and a $... read the whole note.
With the New Year come new goals and getting more students to walk or bike to school is one of ours. Margaret Mead once said, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtfully committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.” She was right; the small number of committed parents and students that showed up at our Santa Clara Safe Routes to School events in... read the whole note.
Thanks to Alexei Koseff of Peninsula Press for this excellent piece on efforts to get East Palo Alto youth walking and biking safely.
With funding from the California Department of Transportation’s Safe Routes to School Program, Ravenswood officials conducted a traffic study around each school in the district. Now, they are working with the city to address trouble spots where... read the whole note.