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.
In February, State Senator Alan Lowenthal of Long Beach introduced SB 1464, the new three-foot passing bill the California Bicycle Coalition is cosponsoring with the City of Los Angeles. It's identical to last year's three-foot bill (SB 910), but without the language the governor found problematic.
Click here to learn more about the bill.
At a State Capitol hearing on Tuesday,... read the whole note.
This update from the Campbell BPAC comes courtesy of Laura Smith. Thanks, Laura! To learn more about BPACs, head to http://bikesiliconvalley.org/resources/bpac/
The Pollard Road Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Project is almost complete. The goal of this project was to make Pollard Road near Rolling Hills Middle School safer for the children riding their bikes to school. The bike lanes... read the whole note.
This team works on advocacy, outreach, and fun in Palo Alto and surrounding area. If you ride in, around, or through Palo Alto, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, East Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Atherton, or Mountain View, this meeting is the perfect place for you to meet your neighbors who ride bikes and care about issues that affect two-wheeled travelers.
Join the online discussion about Palo... read the whole note.
The SVBC Policy Advisory Committee is responsible for recommending policy positions to the Executive Director and Board of Directors. The Committee establishes a policy framework that guides many day-to-day decisions made by SVBC staff, and makes recommendations on contentious issues. The three SVBC Local Teams may nominate representatives to sit on the Policy Advisory Committee and refer... read the whole note.
The Policy Advisory Committee may also be downloaded in PDF form (61 KB).
SILICON VALLEY BICYCLE COALITION POLICY ADVISORY COMMITTEE CHARTERROLE
The Policy Advisory Committee (the “Committee”) advises the Board of Directors (the “Board”) and the Executive Director (the “ED”) in their oversight of SVBC’s policies and positions related to the organization’s mission... read the whole note.
The SVBC San Mateo County Committee is composed of cyclists and advocates from all over the county. The Committee meets on the first Thursday of each month to discuss current issues, events, and infrastructure in and around San Mateo County. The social hour takes place from 6:00 to 6:30 pm and the agenda is discussed from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. The official meeting end time is 8:00 pm for those who... read the whole note.
Let’s show our leaders in Sacramento that Californians need real transportation choices. Creating communities that are safe for walking and biking and have good public transit must be a priority. Please join us in Sacramento on Tuesday, May 1 for the Transportation Choices Summit. You can also join the following day, May 2nd, for an Advocacy Day to... read the whole note.
UPDATE 4/12: Please see the new location for this meeting, below.
Come join us and participate in bicycle advocacy in Palo Alto and the surrounding communities!
This group, a grassroots collection of advocates that reports to the SVBC Policy Advisory Committee, meets the second Thursday of each month to discuss bike issues and events in and around Palo Alto. Learn about the... read the whole note.
The San José City Council voted yesterday to spend limited resources on repairing 400 miles of the city's 2,400 mile road network. Admirably, bicycle facilities will benefit from the focused spending.
Because San José has such a large backlog of pavement maintenance needs, it decided to set priorities on which streets get limited pavement funds. Among the six categories of streets in... read the whole note.