As mentioned in the May trails update, the Lower Guadalupe River Creek Trail in San José will be closed for paving from June 2012 through May 2013. Here's the latest on that project.
Recent progress:Construction contract awarded to Wattis Construction of San Jose. Submittals for detour and construction signage reviewed and approved for use. Pre-Construction site visit conducted on... read the whole note.
See Item 7, below, for business affecting cyclists crossing Highway 101 at Holly Street. Read more about the issue, including a letter from SVBC, at http://bikesiliconvalley.org/2012/06/san-carlos-holly-interchange-update....
A G E N D A Agenda materials may be viewed in City Engineer's Office on Thursday preceding the meeting.
CHAIRPERSON: Margaret Pye
COMMISSION:... read the whole note.
The City of San Carlos is expanding the Holly interchange. There are two options currently being considered. One is with on-road lanes and sharrows, with difficult high-speed traffic conditions and crossing through motorists who are using through/right lanes getting onto 101 South from eastbound Holly. The other proposes a separated pathway on the south side of Holly that travels under the on-... read the whole note.
Results of a study in Palo Alto have recently been published, and the news is great for cyclists. Traffic calming measures implemented on Arastradero Road two years ago seem to be responsible for a drastic reduction in the number of collisions involving motorists and cyclists. The City's report shows the traffic calming had a number of benefits, including reduced incidents of speeding and... read the whole note.
As many of you know, SVBC convened a unique closed session at our April Silicon Valley Bike Summit to pull together law enforcement, elected officials, and city leaders to discuss the road safety issues facing our area. That group had a subsequent meeting and is now calling itself the Roadway Safety Solutions Team and is emerging as a powerful collaborative.
At our last meeting, we... read the whole note.
Please join the City of San José for an update on its plans to place dedicated bike lanes on Ocala Avenue (between Capitol Expressway and South White Road). This project will include the reduction of one travel lane in each direction in order to accommodate the implementation of buffered bike lanes. Minimal parking impacts are anticipated with this project.
Your attendance and feedback... read the whole note.
People for Bikes President Tim Blumenthal is reaching out to advocates around the country for our help in preserving federal funding for bike and pedestrian projects. Act today to let the your Senators and Representative know that this funding is important to their constituencies, and pass this request on to friends and families in less bike-friendly districts and states.
During recent... read the whole note.
Our colleagues at the California Bicycle Coalition need your help to push a cyclist safety bill through its next committee hearing.
Last month the California Senate approved Senate Bill 1464, the 3-foot passing bill authored by State Senator Alan Lowenthal and sponsored by the California Bicycle Coalition and the City of Los Angeles, after more than 2,200 bicyclists sent emails urging... read the whole note.
Gil Peñalosa, the former Commissioner of Parks, Sports, and Recreation for the City of Bogotá, Colombia, has led the effort to create one of the most successful and celebrated parks and recreation systems in the world. He has effectively initiated the “new Cicolvia” – car-free Sundays – where over 1.3 million people come out weekly to walk, run, skate and bike along 121 kilometers of Bogotá’s... read the whole note.
I had the opportunity to check out some of the innovative bike facilities in New York last week--in the best way possible: riding around on a rented tourist bike.
First, let me say that the City produces an amazing bike map, and the new High Line park is really cool. Second--although they have some neat facilities, there are still some issues... exemplified by times like when my partner... read the whole note.