san mateo county
Of course we all know that line from Charles Dickens' "A Tale of Two Cities" but it also describes the current state of cycling on the Peninsula and in the South Bay.
With the recent fatality on the Hillsdale Ave. overpass to US Hwy. 101 (as well as another fatality in October), we as a community of cyclists all share some of the anguish and pain. We all have our reasons for why we... read the whole note.
A cyclist was struck by a car and killed on December 18 while crossing Hwy. 101 on Hillsdale Blvd. in San Mateo. The victim was an as yet unidentified 68 year old man. He was hit by a Caltrans vehicle.
If any good can come out of such a tragedy, it is the fact that such a sad incident refocuses the community's attention on the many dangers faced by cyclists in a car-centric world. As... read the whole note.
The City of San Mateo has recently initiated a request for proposals (RFP) for the development of a citywide bikeways master plan. The RFP was issued on November 5, and the contract is expected to be awarded January 22, 2010.
The scope of the work will include an inventory of existing facilities as well as a base survey, needs and demand analysis, recommendations for a bike network, and... read the whole note.
SVBC's own Didrik Hoag was quoted in a Wednesday article in the San Francisco Examiner titled, "Bike lanes are seeing red".
Didrik recalled his own close calls at the corner of Edgewood Road and Scenic Drive. The bright red color being tested will hopefully keep cars out of the bike lane, with cars making a left hand turn onto Scenic Drive. With cars backed up behind a driver making a... read the whole note.
Are you a concerned Peninsula cyclist? Want to have your say about freeway overpass design?
Well, come join us for SVBC's monthly Peninsula Committee meeting this Thursday and share your ideas over dinner. We will be meeting at Ladda's Thai Cuisine, 2053 Broadway, in Redwood City (three blocks from Caltrain). The social hour is 6:00-7:00pm, and the regular meeting is 7:00-8:30pm.... read the whole note.