On Monday, July 23, Palo Alto City Council approved the California Avenue streetscape project unanimously, after a motion to go ahead with a trial failed 2:7 (Holman/Schmid). The project will reduce the low-vehicle-traffic 4-lane street to 2 lanes, and use the additional space for sidewalk widening and bike access.
Merchants who had been opposing the project supported a trial to... read the whole note.
On Wednesday, July 25, the Palo Alto Planning and Transportation Commission (PTC) recommended that City Council make the Charlston-Arastradero corridor restriping permanent, including some fine-tuning recommended in the staff report.
The route serves eleven public and private elementary, middle, and high schools; multiple preschools; south Palo Alto’s only library; community center; six... read the whole note.
SVBC Peninsula Committee meeting—Thursday, August 2nd Sabor Colibri, 2053 B Broadway St, Redwood City, CA 94063 Social time: 6:00pm to 6:30pm, Meeting starts 6:30pm Chairperson du jour: Margaret Pye
Approval of July meeting minutes
SVBC Staff report : Corinne/ColinMTC requiring B/PACs (or not) Call for projects—... read the whole note.
Meeting was held at Sabor Colibri in Redwood City
Chairperson: Andrew Boone Participants: Margaret Pye, Mike Harding, Adina Levin, Paul Wendt Staff: Colin Heyne Guests: John Ebueter, San Mateo; Maureen Logan, Menlo Park Secretary: Mike Harding
Meeting began at 6:30 PM
1) Introductions were made. 2) Mike Harding will take minutes. 3) Minutes of the June meeting were... read the whole note.
Thanks to Laura Smith of the Campbell Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) for this update.
Campbell Avenue Portals Project Design Phase: This is a project to put portals under Hwy 17 where it crosses over Campbell Avenue. This will make is easier and safer to walk or bike along this stretch of Campbell Avenue. Two public meetings have already been held and the project... read the whole note.
Pre-ride tour of new downtown bike projects with San José Bicyclist & Pedestrian Program Coordinator John Brazil starts at 5:30 by the City Hall Rotunda, 200 East Santa Clara Street. Refreshments and socializing start at 6, talk starts at 6:30. Hear from bike planning expert John Ciccarelli about how outside forces influence bicycle planning in the South Bay, followed by a discussion about... read the whole note.
Leah Missbach Day, co-founder of World Bicycle Relief, will keynote the first-ever National Women's Bicycling Summit on September 13, 2012 in Long Beach, California.
Speaking about how the bicycle can inspire both personal and cultural revolutions, Day will set the stage for an event aimed at increasing the number of women who ride bikes and empowering female leadership at all levels of... read the whole note.
As some of you may recall, SVBC has been working on a project to promote formation and improvement of Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committees (BPACs) in San Mateo County. We believe that BPACs and similar advisory bodies (Bicycle Commissions, Bicycle Advisory Committees) are an important way to institutionalize active transportation advocacy within a community. A forum for bicyclists and... read the whole note.
Time: Social hour 6:00 to 7:00 pm, agenda items 7:00 to 8:00 pm Location: Pho69, 321 North First Street, San José (see calendar item)Introductions Changes/updates to agenda Approve May minutes New website features - Colin Review of bike share meeting - attendees Latest on "Bikes may use full lanes" signs - Martin Bike planning event - Katja Next meeting - roles and topics
The City of San José welcomes your attendance and participation at this meeting. The Department of Transportation will discuss plans to remove one travel lane and on-street parking on Hedding Street, so that dedicated bike lanes can be installed between the Guadalupe River Trail and 17th Street.
Your feedback will help City planners create a vital bicycle network connection that will... read the whole note.