See Item 7, below, for business affecting cyclists crossing Highway 101 at Holly Street. Read more about the issue, including a letter from SVBC, at http://bikesiliconvalley.org/2012/06/san-carlos-holly-interchange-update....
A G E N D A Agenda materials may be viewed in City Engineer's Office on Thursday preceding the meeting.
CHAIRPERSON: Margaret Pye
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The City of San Carlos is expanding the Holly interchange. There are two options currently being considered. One is with on-road lanes and sharrows, with difficult high-speed traffic conditions and crossing through motorists who are using through/right lanes getting onto 101 South from eastbound Holly. The other proposes a separated pathway on the south side of Holly that travels under the on-... read the whole note.
Results of a study in Palo Alto have recently been published, and the news is great for cyclists. Traffic calming measures implemented on Arastradero Road two years ago seem to be responsible for a drastic reduction in the number of collisions involving motorists and cyclists. The City's report shows the traffic calming had a number of benefits, including reduced incidents of speeding and... read the whole note.
As many of you know, SVBC convened a unique closed session at our April Silicon Valley Bike Summit to pull together law enforcement, elected officials, and city leaders to discuss the road safety issues facing our area. That group had a subsequent meeting and is now calling itself the Roadway Safety Solutions Team and is emerging as a powerful collaborative.
At our last meeting, we... read the whole note.
Our colleagues at the California Bicycle Coalition need your help to push a cyclist safety bill through its next committee hearing.
Last month the California Senate approved Senate Bill 1464, the 3-foot passing bill authored by State Senator Alan Lowenthal and sponsored by the California Bicycle Coalition and the City of Los Angeles, after more than 2,200 bicyclists sent emails urging... read the whole note.
Last week, at our Silicon Valley Bike Advocacy Summit, we hosted a closed session as part of our Vision Zero campaign. This was a follow up from the Stanford Trauma Bike Safety Summit in November. We thought that gathering leaders from local towns, law enforcement, and others to openly discuss their own goals to promote roadway safety would help to create a "solutions team" to work on the... read the whole note.
No matter how hard we work to show people that bikes are fun, healthy, and green, we haven’t accomplished our mission until we, and our neighbors, know that cycling is safe for everybody. That’s why we created the “Vision Zero: Silicon Valley” initiative. This advocacy campaign is inspired by other Vision Zero movements in New York, Oregon, and Europe. It will builds on elements of our Share... read the whole note.
Yesterday Jen and I met with a team in Los Altos Hills--the mayor, the city manager, and the lead for the new Traffic and Safety Committee.
We discussed bicyclist safety issues as well as the frustration some of their residents feel about cyclists, and proactive ways to deal with that.
We made plans to give our Share the Road presentation at an upcoming city event to reach out to... read the whole note.