Did you hear? SVBC is bringing back the Silicon Valley Bike Advocacy Summit!
I know you thought I was going to tell you we're giving out McRibs, but hopefully a day full of networking and learning about bike advocacy issues that affect us all is more exciting that a pressed meat product sammie of unknown origins and dubious food product credentials. I dunno, just me, maybe.
TransForm and the Safe Routes to School National Partnership are kicking off a powerful new collaboration of advocates like you, health professionals, and planning experts: the Healthy Transportation Network. The Network's goal is to shape big, pivotal transportation decisions in the Bay Area so they yield healthy outcomes for all.
They want you to join the Network!
Get plugged... read the whole note.
The second annual Silicon Valley Bike Advocacy Summit will be held on April 17, from 2:00 to 8:00 pm, in the Cultural Hall of the Oshman Family Jewish Community Center in Palo Alto. Stanford Hospital and Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition will co-host this event, which will both inspire advocates of cycling and walking and provide them with the tools they need for successful advocacy.... read the whole note.
Monday evening I attended the Healthy Communities Forum</a<> in San José, put on by the Loma Prieta Chapter of the Sierra Club and co-hosted by a number of organizations, including Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition.
Normally I try to avoid evening meetings, but I was actually glad I attended. I really enjoyed the main presentation given by Neil Maizlish, who is with the... read the whole note.
The SVBC San Jose Team meets each fourth Wednesday of the month. Dinner and networking start at 6:00 pm, then get the meeting rolling at 7:00.
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... read the whole note.
UPDATE: The dinner portion of tonight's meeting has been cancelled. Please join us at 7:00 pm for the regular meeting.
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... read the whole note.
Facebook is taking a leading position in promoting the bicycle for everyday use by funding the construction of a comprehensive network of bike lanes in Menlo Park and East Palo Alto on routes leading to its new Menlo Park Campus, and working with other Silicon Valley employers to contribute financially to the completion of a missing one-... read the whole note.
This timely blog just in from SVBC Board of Directors member Ian Dewar. Listen up and act fast!
The Future of transportation is here… and it does not look good for cyclists.
On Thursday Feb 2nd, the House Transportation committee will take the first vote on the new transportation bill called the American Energy and Infrastructure Jobs Act. This bill shockingly eliminates all... read the whole note.
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition sponsored our first team meeting in San Jose last night at Pho69. We were joined by several members who work for the City of San Jose as well as other local residents. We all had one vision in mind: to make San Jose a safe and fun place to ride a bike.
After introductions were made, the team shared different experiences riding in San Jose and set the... read the whole note.
We had a great meeting of the SVBC San Jose Team last night. Thanks to everybody who came out, and thanks to Pho 69 for giving us a quiet, spacious loft to meet in!
The meeting was a great opportunity for bike advocates, hopeful bike-riders-to-be, and recent bike-friendly transplants to San Jose to meet each other, meet several SVBC staff members, and catch up on what San Jose is doing... read the whole note.