UPDATE 5/27: The Senator has committed to supporting active transportation! Send her a thank-you note to let her know we appreciate it.
The California Bicycle Coalition is asking all California cycling advocates to take a minute out of Bike to Work Day to call Senator Boxer's office.
The committee Senator Boxer leads in the US Senate, the Environment and Public Works Committee,... read the whole note.
Bike month is getting to be quite the big deal! This year, official proclamations or resolutions recognizing Bike to Work Month and/or Bike to Work Day have come from the Mountain View City Council, the County of Santa Clara Board of Supervisors, and the Valley Transportation Authority Board of Supervisors.
SVBC Board member Greg McPheeters accepts the County of Santa... read the whole note.
The California Bicycle Coalition is warning that Caltrans may be getting ready to take away millions of dollars in bicycle and pedestrian funding.
In the latest budget deal, the two parties agreed to rescind $2.5 billion in unspent federal transportation funds. Caltrans has to give back some money, but they can decide which funds they send back. Based upon history, we know what happens... read the whole note.
Act now to Ask your Senators to support the Safe Routes to School bill!
This week, twelve Senators - led by Senators Harkin (D-IA), Sanders (D-VT), and Merkley (D-OR) introduced legislation (S. 800) to sustain and strengthen the federal Safe Routes to School program. Congress is looking to scale back transportation spending - so it's critical that we send a strong message that the... read the whole note.
A Revised and Recirculated Draft Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Assessment for the SR-17/I-280/I-880 Interchange is scheduled to be released on April 18. Following release, there will be a review period 4/18 to 5/18. There will be a public meeting on May 4 at Castlemont Elementary School.
SVBC sent a letter to VTA in January commenting extensively on this project and the... read the whole note.
Well, it's all over with. The Silicon Valley Bike Advocacy Summit has come and gone. It was a pretty crazy ride for me over the last two or three months. It was the first time I had planned an event, and I had more questions than answers. Were people going to show up? Were the speakers going to confirm? What should the topics be? How big does the room need to be? Where will we get extra... read the whole note.
The first day of the Silicon Valley Bike Advocacy Summit is done, and I'm glad to say the day went wonderfully. This was SVBC's first-ever attempt at a multi-topic conference, so I was a bit nervous. I had nothing to fear! The speakers were informative and engaging, the audience was eager to participate, and the food was both plentiful and delicious!
Scott Bricker's keynote... read the whole note.
Many of you came out last night to enjoy a discussion of adventure cycling by author and radio personality Willie Weir. It was a great event; Willie is also a experienced actor and his tales were completely vivid and engaging.
Willie is an active cycling advocate, though this wasn't always the case. An encounter with some aggressive motorists in Seattle led to his realization that he... read the whole note.
The latest update on the Sustainable Communities Strategy here in the Bay Area has been announced:
Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) and Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) staff have unveiled an Initial Vision Scenario for the Sustainable Communities Strategy mandated by the 2008 passage of state Senate Bill 375. The scenario was launched at a joint meeting of the... read the whole note.
Carlos and I had a very interesting meeting with C/CAG this morning to discuss some of our ideas about San Mateo County. We have researched other counties (Santa Clara, Marin, and Alameda) with respects to their bicycle planning and have compiled some best practices, which include:Composition and charter of the bicycle and pedestrian advisory committee (B/PAC) The establishment of a... read the whole note.