share the road
The Santa Clara County Special Events Ordinance was passed by the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, August 24th. This revised ordinance now addresses all of the concerns raised by the VTA/County BPAC, and SVBC. SVBC wishes to thank County staff and the Board of Supervisors for working with the bicycling community and revising the ordinance to make it a law everyone can live with. Read the... read the whole note.
As many of you may have heard, a cyclist was struck and killed by an SUV in Los Gatos on Monday, February 1. The victim was Joshua West, a 28 year old single father and car-free resident of Los Gatos. At SVBC we find this news deeply saddening, and we know from the many emails we have received that the cycling community at large is shocked and saddened by this tragedy.
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This just in from Caltrans Bicycle Coordinator Ina Gerhard:"Good news on the status of improvements along SR 9: The Office of Traffic Safety just got Caltrans HQ's approval for funding to pave the shoulders at 61 locations along the section of SR 9 between Highway 35 and Saratoga. Now the next step is to prepare a project study report in order to get the project programmed."
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A man was struck and killed in Cupertino on Tuesday, November 10. The driver was a student in his 20s and was turning into De Anza college when he struck the cyclist. He has not been arrested.
Our condolences go out to the family and friends of the victim. We have had far too many reminders lately of the dangers faced on the road when people don't stay cautious and observant.
It's back! The SVBC Quarterly Report has returned to jog our collective memories and recount the last three months. Take a look and see what we've been up to. The third quarter was notable for abundant advocacy and volunteer efforts. Our Share the Road initiative kept going strong - a good thing in light of the several collisions reported around the state in recent months.
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Dr. Christopher Thompson, a Los Angeles doctor, was found guilty of six felonies and one misdemeanor on Monday, November 2. The convictions concerned an incident of motorist-on-cyclist road rage last summer that left two cyclists badly injured.
From the Los Angeles Times:"Thompson, a former emergency room physician who lives along the winding five-mile road, claimed that he was... read the whole note.