Good news from last night's San José City Council meeting! The Council voted unanimously to approve a buffered bike lane along Hedding Street, between 15th Street and the Guadalupe River Trail.
Due to some resident complaints, a few blocks of the project will retain on-street parking, which means the lanes in that section will not be buffered. As a compromise, Councilmembers Liccardo,... read the whole note.
The City of San Jose is seeking volunteers for its annual Trail Count. Help collect data necessary for making our trail system even better!
San Jose conducts a Trail Count each year to determine trail usage and obtain user input on design and operations of the trails. The City is seeking volunteers for this year’s count on September 19.
This is the sixth annual count and survey... read the whole note.
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition is exctied to announce that we will be providing valet bike parking at the (e)MERGE: ZERO1 Street Festival on Friday, September 14. Which means that we need bike parking volunteers.
Join ZERO1 in re-imagining San Jose's SoFA District to look and feel how people imagine Silicon Valley to be. (e)MERGE is the ZERO1 Biennial street festival featuring outdoor... read the whole note.
Note: These minutes are DRAFT until approved at the following meeting.
Minutes of SVBC-San Mateo County Committee Meeting, 2 August 2012
Meeting was held at Sabor Colibri in Redwood City
Chairperson: Margaret Pye Participants: Mike Harding, Adina Levin, Andrew Boone, Bob Cronin, Steve Schmidt, Al Meckler, Clarissa Dusciuc No Staff available
Guests: Kathy... read the whole note.
Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) is looking for public feedback regarding updates to its bike plan and Bicycle Technical Guidelines.
From the Los Altos Patch:
VTA's Bicycle Technical Guidelines is the bicycle component of the Santa Clara County’s Long Range Transportation Plan, and complement the countywide Bicycle Plan and VTA’s Bicycle Expenditure Program (BEP... read the whole note.
August 9, 6pm - Palo Alto Pizza, 2450 Park Blvd
6:00 pm - Social half hour. Eat, drink, chat.
6:30 pm - Introductions
6:35 pm - Changes/Additions to Agenda
6:40 pm - Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition (SVBC) Staff Report
6:45 pm - California Avenue Streetscape Project News & Follow Up - Irvin
6:50 pm - California Avenue Bicycle Friendly Business... read the whole note.
These minutes are DRAFT until approved by the San José Team at the next meeting.
San Jose Team Meeting Minutes – July 25, 2012
In attendance: Erik Lindskog, Martin Delson, Joe Silva, Ann Jasper, Colin Heyne (SVBC staff), Emy Mendoza, John Hildebrand, Katja Irvin, Peter Hamilton
Agenda review / modifications (3 items added – see below) Policy... read the whole note.
Jen Brecheen and I, along with SVBC members Jim Manitakos and Rob Robinson, met with Stanford Athletic Department staff to review the plans for our annual bike parking at the Stanford football games. SVBC has been a fixture at the Stanford games for many years, going back to the 1990’s. Longtime volunteer Jim is leading the bike parking again this year, with assistance from seasoned volunteer... read the whole note.
Bicycles are good for business: businesses near good bicycle infrastructure have been shown to have stronger growth than businesses in auto-centric developments! With a momentous strategy of building innovative, inviting bicycle facilities, San Jose has the chance to become home to new Bike-Friendly Business Districts (BFBDs), where both employees and merchants ride.
How can San Jose... read the whole note.
The SVBC San José Team meets each fourth Wednesday of the month, but August's meeting has been rescheduled for the fifth Wednesday. Dinner and networking start at 6:30 pm, then the meeting gets rolling at 7:00.
This team is focused on three things: advocacy, outreach, and fun! Come join us to meet your cycling neighbors and get involved! Policy suggestions from the local teams will be... read the whole note.