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The February meeting of the C/CAG (City and County Associated Governments) San Mateo County has been cancelled. The meeting was originally scheduled for February 25. No other details were given by C/CAG.
Safe Routes to School (SRTS) projects in the Bay Area have recently gotten a shot in the arm. SVBC, together with the Bay Area Bicycle Coalition, worked with the Metropolitan Traffic Commission (MTC) to secure SRTS funding in the Commission’s recent "Climate Action Plan." There is $17 million available for SRTS projects across the Bay Area, with $1.43 million and $4.04 million going to San... read the whole note.
Thanks to some dedicated Peninsula cyclists, Caltrans District 4 has stepped in to consider alternatives to a dangerous Pacifica intersection. Recently, SVBC members, Pacifica city staff, and Caltrans Bicycle Coordinator Ina Gerhard conducted a site visit to consider ways to make the intersection safer.
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Pat Giorni, a local cyclist, sums it up when she states, "... read the whole note.
Throughout 2009, the San Carlos Transportation and Circulation Commission, (the "T&C") studied various options to improve traffic flow around the Holly/Highway 101 area.
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On January 25, 2010, the City Council unanimously accepted the recommendations of the T&C. The Mark Thomas Company will spend most of 2010 on a Project Study Report, to fine tune the... read the whole note.
Sue Lempert, former Mayor of the City of San Mateo weighs in on Safe Routes to School in this morning's San Mateo Daily Journal.The walking bus
From: The San Mateo County Daily Journal
Did you know that from 1969 to 2001, the percentage of students walking and bicycling to school declined dramatically from 41 percent to 13 percent?
Are you aware that during the same... read the whole note.
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.