Safe Routes to School (SRTS) projects in the Bay Area have recently gotten a shot in the arm. SVBC, together with the Bay Area Bicycle Coalition, worked with the Metropolitan Traffic Commission (MTC) to secure SRTS funding in the Commission’s recent "Climate Action Plan." There is $17 million available for SRTS projects across the Bay Area, with $1.43 million and $4.04 million going to San... read the whole note.
Thanks to some dedicated Peninsula cyclists, Caltrans District 4 has stepped in to consider alternatives to a dangerous Pacifica intersection. Recently, SVBC members, Pacifica city staff, and Caltrans Bicycle Coordinator Ina Gerhard conducted a site visit to consider ways to make the intersection safer.
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Pat Giorni, a local cyclist, sums it up when she states, "... read the whole note.
Several projects have recently come to fruition in Sunnyvale, with others in the planning stages. With two high profile projects completed in 2009, the Borregas Ave. bridges over 101 and 237 and the Mary Street bridge over 280, Sunnyvale continues build upon a route that will connect high tech workplaces in the north to De Anza College and residential areas in the south.
Two bicycle... read the whole note.
Who would have thought Los Angeles would be an innovative leader in changing the look of their streets. Southern California, a place that never met a freeway it didn't like, just may have a ciclovia event before San Jose (or peninsula cities as well). Read the article and let us know what you think.
As suggested in the article; How do we get more women, children and seniors to ride?... read the whole note.
Of course we all know that line from Charles Dickens' "A Tale of Two Cities" but it also describes the current state of cycling on the Peninsula and in the South Bay.
With the recent fatality on the Hillsdale Ave. overpass to US Hwy. 101 (as well as another fatality in October), we as a community of cyclists all share some of the anguish and pain. We all have our reasons for why we... read the whole note.
A cyclist was struck by a car and killed on December 18 while crossing Hwy. 101 on Hillsdale Blvd. in San Mateo. The victim was an as yet unidentified 68 year old man. He was hit by a Caltrans vehicle.
If any good can come out of such a tragedy, it is the fact that such a sad incident refocuses the community's attention on the many dangers faced by cyclists in a car-centric world. As... read the whole note.
TransForm has recently released a report titled, "Windfall For All: How Connected, Convenient Neighborhoods Can Protect Our Climate and Safeguard California’s Economy." The report looks at the four main population areas of the state - Southern CA, the San Francisco Bay Area, San Diego, and Sacramento - and finds that residents could save $31 billion if all communities had the same level of... read the whole note.
This just in from Caltrans Bicycle Coordinator Ina Gerhard:"Good news on the status of improvements along SR 9: The Office of Traffic Safety just got Caltrans HQ's approval for funding to pave the shoulders at 61 locations along the section of SR 9 between Highway 35 and Saratoga. Now the next step is to prepare a project study report in order to get the project programmed."
We will... read the whole note.
Your help is needed to preserve funding intended for Safe Routes to Transit (SR2T). Please join SVBC and the Bay Area Bicycle Coalition in demanding the 2009 Regional Transportation Plan be honored.
From BABC:"The Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) adopted by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) in April 2009 promised $50 Million each in funding over the next 5 years... read the whole note.
Today, November 17, the San Jose City Council is expected to adopt an ambitious new bike plan. The plan sets several admirable benchmarks for San Jose cycling, including a doubling of bike lanes from 250 miles to 500 and an increase in ridership from 1.2 percent to 5.0 percent – all by 2020.
Some of the more distinguishing elements of the plan include a Caltrain bike share program and a... read the whole note.