Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition (SVBC) Palo Alto Team March 8, 2012 Meeting Minutes
ATTENDEES Andrew Boone, David Coale, Bill Courington, Bob Cronin, Irvin Dawid, Colin Heyne, Eric Nordman, Pam Radin, Eric Ramberg, Jeremy Shaw
ACTION ITEMS 1. David Coale - post to Google Group list of streets where merge lanes onto Highway 101 are planned for modification, or any other details... read the whole note.
This guest blog was submitted by Wendee Crofoot of the Mountain View Coalition for Sustainable Planning.
Mountain View has a lack of convenient on street bike parking, the solution is more conspicuous, convenient, and plentiful racks. Bicyclists lock their bikes to tree cages, light posts, and railings that were designed to assist the elderly and disabled.
Do you live, work,... read the whole note.
Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) is a set of innovative bus system enhancements that can provide high quality rapid transit service similar to light rail, but at a fraction of the cost. The Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) is proposing to introduce over 30 miles of BRT service along Silicon Valley's busiest bus corridors, including El Camino Real. Thanks to dedicated bus lanes, traffic-signal... read the whole note.
Join a coalition of community partners, including SVBC, to explore how the various facets of the health of our cities – economic, environmental, and social – intersect. ST Mayer with the San Mateo County Health System will present on the connection between affordable housing and community health, including how housing stability contributes to the health of our aging population. No charge, open... read the whole note.
SVBC is thrilled to have an amazing Policy Advisory Committee. This election cycle, the committee has decided that SVBC will survey candidates in key races regarding their commitment to advance the cause of biking. While as a 501(c)3 we can't endorse candidates, we can ask them questions and publish their responses to help guide voters. We have determined a set of questions to ask candidates,... read the whole note.
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.
I somehow got roped into organizing the Silicon Valley Bike Advocacy Summit for the second year, and I have to say - things went pretty well! I couldn't have possibly done it myself, though. This year I was blessed with a committee and a co-host. So, many many many thanks go to Stanford Hospital & Clinics for partnering with us on the event, and a world of thanks to Ellen, Ariadne, Cindy,... read the whole note.
Making all communities walkable for all people
California WALKS and our partners are pleased to announce that we will be holding Pedestrians Count! 2012. Peds Count! 2012, the second of its kind, will be held in Los Angeles on May 3rd and 4th, 2012. The seminar promotes pedestrian safety, transit access, healhty environments and sustainable communities coordinating with cutting edge... read the whole note.
The following invitation comes from Stuart Cohen, Executive Director at SVBC partner organization TransForm.
At TransForm, we believe all Californians deserve transportation choices: safe, abundant, affordable, and reliable options for getting where you need to go on foot, bicycle and public transportation.
Sadly, this is very low on the priority list for most of our leaders.... read the whole note.
Decades ago, a young city planner named Michael Freedman helped design a new vision for downtown Mountain View. Through his efforts, Castro Street went through a successful transformation with safer sidewalks and bustling cafes and street corners. Can we imagine the same thing happening to El Camino Real?
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Join Greenbelt Alliance and partners... read the whole note.