The City of Mountain View invites you to the dedication and grand opening of the Permanente Creek Trail bridge over Highway 101 and tunnel under Old Middlefield Way on Tuesday, June 12 at 2:00 p.m.! Following the dedication ceremony, there will be a ribbon cutting and the trail will be opened to the public. The event will be held in the back of the parking lot at 900 Alta Avenue in Mountain... read the whole note.
Come share your ideas and learn more about plans for a new pedestrian-&-bicycle-only bridge over Highway 101. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to improve and connect East Palo Alto!
Come learn more about the project at the public open house from 2:00 to 6:30pm and share your feedback at the public workshop 4:00 to 6:00 pm. Refreshments will be provided.
¡Vamos a... read the whole note.
UPDATE 5/31: A suggested bicycle detour route has been provided - see directions at the bottom of this post. A map of the detour can be found by clicking here (PDF, 1.75 MB).
Crystal Springs Road between Polhemus and Skyline/Hwy 35, in unincorporated San Mateo County just south of the Town of Hillsborough, will be closed be for 18 consecutive days from Monday, June 11th to Friday, June... read the whole note.
This guest blog was submitted by Wendee Crofoot of the Mountain View Coalition for Sustainable Planning.
Mountain View has a lack of convenient on street bike parking, the solution is more conspicuous, convenient, and plentiful racks. Bicyclists lock their bikes to tree cages, light posts, and railings that were designed to assist the elderly and disabled.
Do you live, work,... read the whole note.
Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) is a set of innovative bus system enhancements that can provide high quality rapid transit service similar to light rail, but at a fraction of the cost. The Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) is proposing to introduce over 30 miles of BRT service along Silicon Valley's busiest bus corridors, including El Camino Real. Thanks to dedicated bus lanes, traffic-signal... read the whole note.
UPDATE (5/3): PG&E has assured us that they will limit "certain construction activities such as truck crossing and x-ray work during peak commute hours to minimize impacts to the path." They will also host an Energizer Station on the west side of the closure on Bike to Work Day, where staff will be available to explain the project and any future impacts to bikes and pedestrians.
Help the City of San Jose evaluate new bike facilities by volunteering for a bike/ped count on May 3, 2012 in downtown San Jose.
One- or two-hour shifts are available between 8:00 am and 8:00 pm. The counts will focus on the corner of San Fernando Street and Fourth Street. Volunteering requires watching over a video camera set up in Martin Luther King Public Library. (Department of... read the whole note.
Decades ago, a young city planner named Michael Freedman helped design a new vision for downtown Mountain View. Through his efforts, Castro Street went through a successful transformation with safer sidewalks and bustling cafes and street corners. Can we imagine the same thing happening to El Camino Real?
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Join Greenbelt Alliance and partners... read the whole note.
Here are the latest San José trails updates from Trail Manager Yves Zsutty.Highway 237 Bikeway Construction
Construction of the bikeway project between Zanker Road and Coyote Creek (north side) continues. Two layers of asphalt concrete have been installed (on April 9 and 17). The warm-mix asphalt pavement recycles existing and degraded asphalt pavement found on site. The project... read the whole note.
San José cyclists: If you live or work here in "The Capital of Silicon Valley," we need you to act fast to let the City Council know that you support new bike infrastructure on 3rd, 4th, 10th, and 11th Streets as well as Almaden Boulevard, in the downtown area. SVBC has worked with the San José Department of Transportation, which has done a great job with public outreach surrounding this... read the whole note.