share the road
Last week, at our Silicon Valley Bike Advocacy Summit, we hosted a closed session as part of our Vision Zero campaign. This was a follow up from the Stanford Trauma Bike Safety Summit in November. We thought that gathering leaders from local towns, law enforcement, and others to openly discuss their own goals to promote roadway safety would help to create a "solutions team" to work on the... read the whole note.
Yesterday Jen and I met with a team in Los Altos Hills--the mayor, the city manager, and the lead for the new Traffic and Safety Committee.
We discussed bicyclist safety issues as well as the frustration some of their residents feel about cyclists, and proactive ways to deal with that.
We made plans to give our Share the Road presentation at an upcoming city event to reach out to... read the whole note.
BART Silicon Valley is advising folks who drive or bike through Fremont to take extra caution on Kato Road as Valley Transit Authority (VTA) begins construction on the Kato Road Grade Separation Project in the southern end of town.
One lane in each direction will be closed on Kato, leaving no room for a dedicated bike lane. Traffic controls are dictating a reduced speed of 25... read the whole note.
Photo credit Patt Baenen, Scaled-Up Productions.
The Stanford Trauma Bike Safety Summit was held in the Li Ka Shing Center at Stanford University on November 9, 2011. The purpose of the Summit was to bring together community leaders to identify and address the causes of preventable bicycle crashes and plan for solutions to reduce them. The event was motivated by an unacceptable number... read the whole note.
Great news in from the California Bicycle Coalition! The three-foot passing bill, SB 910, is one big step closer to implementation.
California is one step closer to enacting a three-foot passing law after Tuesday's 44-25 vote in the Assembly to approve Senate Bill 910.
Cosponsored by the California Bicycle Coalition and the City of Los Angeles and authored by... read the whole note.
Photo courtesy Chris Eichler, League of American Bicyclists
Our friends at Stanford University have earned the top honor in the League of American Bicyclists' first ever round of Bicycle Friendly University designation! Stanford, which has partnered with SVBC in the past on initiatives like our Share the Road campaign, is the only university to earn Platinum... read the whole note.
San José resident David Garcia was placed in a medically induced coma on Sunday morning after being struck by a vehicle while riding his bike near the intersection of Crucero Drive and Dubert Lane. The driver of the vehicle fled the scene after dragging Garcia several feet. Fortunately, witnesses to the incident got Garcia out of the street and called for an ambulance as the vehicle fled south... read the whole note.
Here's a letter I recently received from reader "BR" about a near-miss with a VTA bus and the steps he took afterward. I particularly like this anecdote, as it shows that not only was BR being level-headed during and after his close encounter, but also that VTA responded quickly and thoroughly when they received a complaint.
I commute year round for about 3,0000 miles via the... read the whole note.
More distressing news concerning Gabriel Manzur Vera, the big rig driver who allegedly collided with and killed cyclist Lauren Perdriau Ward earlier this month. In addition to the other cyclist who was killed by Vera's truck in 2007, it has come to light that Vera was involved in another traffic death, this time the driver of a car, in 2003. From the Mercury News:
According to... read the whole note.
Police are reporting that the same truck driver involved in the death of cyclist Lauren Perdriau Ward earlier this month was involved in another cyclist death in Santa Cruz three years ago.
Gabriel Manzur Vera was at the wheel of a big rig that struck a cyclist in August of 2007.
From the Mercury News:
On Aug. 7, 2007, Vera's big rig and cyclist John Myslin, a 25-year-old... read the whole note.