This update on events in Santa Clara County was provided by member Adina Levin.
At Tuesday's Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors meeting, the Board decided to put the brakes on deciding how to spend $10.4 million on trail funds that could go to complete a missing link in the Bay Trail.
They had planned to discuss a process to take proposals until July 19, and to make a... read the whole note.
The Membership Advisory Committee makes recommendations that are heavily relied upon by the Board of Directors and the Executive Director to make decisions regarding their efforts to increase the number of members and members' level of engagement in SVBC's work.
Members of the committee must be available to meet on the second Tuesday evening of the month. We'll have time to socialize... read the whole note.
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition is excited to announce that we will be providing valet bicycle parking at the 32nd Annual Fountain Blues Festival for the first time. Which means that we need bike parking volunteers.
Come enjoy some of the greatest blues musicians including featured artist Elvin Bishop while providing attendees that bike to the event peace of mind knowing that their... read the whole note.
Senator Boxer is meeting with House leaders TODAY to decide the fate of biking and walking programs in Congress. Federally supported walking and biking programs like Safe Routes to School will be on the line in today's meeting between Senator Boxer and Representative Mica. This is a critical time, and we need your involvement today.
With our national partners, SVBC is asking you to call... read the whole note.
As mentioned in the May trails update, the Lower Guadalupe River Creek Trail in San José will be closed for paving from June 2012 through May 2013. Here's the latest on that project.
Recent progress:Construction contract awarded to Wattis Construction of San Jose. Submittals for detour and construction signage reviewed and approved for use. Pre-Construction site visit conducted on... read the whole note.
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
COMMISSION:... read the whole note.
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.
Congratulations to the winners of our 2012 Spring Membership Drive! Our drive pushed SVBC past the 1,000-member mark, a particularly potent milestone. The winners were all new members to SVBC, so we're happy we could welcome them with some fabulous prizes! Help us congratulate:
Grand prize winner: Jeff, Mountain View Prize: Specialized Sirrus Elite bike, generously donated by... 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.
UPDATE 7/23: This position has been filled. Thanks to all who applied.
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition (SVBC) is seeking a talented and energetic Event and Volunteer Coordinator to help with valet bike parking at community events, outreach tabling, and volunteer recruitment. The hours for this Event Coordinator position are approximately 20-30 hours/week through the end of September,... read the whole note.