With construction of the Santa Clara/Alum Rock Bus Rapid Transit project scheduled to begin in late 2012, the City of San Jose and VTA will co-host an open house to inform the community and answer questions on the project with a special focus on the Downtown San Jose segment and stations. The project will affect the streetscape of the corridor and have impacts for pedestrians, cyclists,... read the whole note.
SVBC has submitted a letter of support for the City of San José's application to the Bikes Belong Foundation's Green Lane Project. Here's to a Silicon Valley city becoming a leader in safe and effective bike facilities!
If you would like to get involved in bicycle advocacy in your area, consider attending a meeting of one of our local teams. Come join us to meet your cycling neighbors and get involved in local bike advocacy! Policy suggestions from the local teams will be submitted to the SVBC Policy Advisory Committee and help shape our advocacy efforts. We'll also plan for fun events and work on strategies... read the whole note.
Santa Clara Valley Transit Authority (VTA) is having a workshop on updated items for the county's Bicycle Technical Guidelines.
Topics currently under consideration are:Roundabouts and bike lanes Bollards or rather alternatives to bollards Woonerfs (shared bike/ped spaces), both residential and commercial and parklets Bike corrals Rural options for bike paths and shoulders Bulb-... read the whole note.
Join your fellow Palo Alto pedalers at this meeting that focuses on local events and advocacy issues. If you ride a bike in, around, through, or near Palo Alto (i.e., Los Altos, Mountain View, Menlo Park, etc.), head to this meeting of the minds to coordinate with your bike-friendly peers!
SVBC Board member Ian Dewar continues in his pursuit to keep us all informed about the Federal Transportation Bill. Below is a wrap-up from last week, in reverse chronological order.Friday
Phase 1 of the Transportation Bill is approved in the House http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/bill-forces-decision-on-pipeline-... The Republican-controlled House endorsed a plan Thursday to... read the whole note.
Google and SVBC will host a town hall meeting at the Mountain View Adobe Building on Wednesday, March 7. The topic of discussion will be Google's upcoming campus expansion and the Stevens Creek Crossings project. Even more exciting--they will also be gathering input on what types of infrastructure projects people would like to see funded in the area.
Refreshments will be served. Come... read the whole note.
Some companies are simply good neighbors. First our members worked extensively with Facebook to get some bike infrastructure funding flowing from them to Menlo Park and East Palo Alto. Now Google has jumped in with some ideas on how they can help out the community.
Google's developers for their campus expansion originally contacted me last fall to get our input on the Stevens Creek... read the whole note.
The SVBC Peninsula Committee meets on the first Thursday of each month to discuss issues, events, and advocacy campaigns of interest to cyclists in San Mateo and Northern Santa Clara Counties. Join us for a social hour at 6:00 pm and the regular meeting at 6:30 pm, or come for just the meeting. Either way, you'll meet some fellow Peninsula pedalers and catch up on all things bike from Daly... read the whole note.