Thank you to everybody who joined SVBC and Stanford Hospital & Clinics for our Third Annual Silicon Valley Bike Summit! At 146 attendees, this was our most well-attended Summit yet. We're so lucky to have a a co-host and community partners who share our vision, an army of skilled volunteers, and an amazing group of elected officials, agency staff, law enforcement, ride leaders, and... read the whole note.
The SVBC San Mateo Committee (formerly the Peninsula Committee) meets on the first Thursday of each month to discuss issues, events, and advocacy campaigns of interest to cyclists in San Mateo County. March's meeting has been rescheduled to occur on Tuesday, March 12. Join us for a social half hour at 6:00 pm and the regular meeting at 6:30 pm, or come for just the meeting. Either way, you'll... read the whole note.
Central Park is a major urban park and a fun place for City of Santa Clara residents, ideally located in the City. Lush trees, sports and recreational facilities, amenities, and the Saratoga Creek provide opportunities for visitors to relax and get away from their busy lives. This park contains over 50 acres of open space and includes multiple facilities such as a community recreation center,... read the whole note.
This update provided by Laura Smith of the Campbell BPAC. Thanks, Laura!
Campbell Avenue Portals Project: This ongoing project now has funding for the design phase. Bascially, the portals would go under Highway 17 where it crosses over Campbell Avenue. This would allow safer traveling along this portion of Campbell Avenue for pedestrians and bicyclists. (There are links on the City... read the whole note.
Holy rusted sprocket, readers - it's been weeks since last I blogged! My apologies to the nine of you keeping tabs on my adventures (hi Mom!). Let me fill you in on some of what this humble Deputy has been up to:Local Teams
Our Local Teams are going strong. Each has been meeting regularly, providing a forum for our members to discuss local advocacy issues that might not normally catch... read the whole note.
Great Streets Rengstorff Park invites you to a bike tour on Saturday, March 2nd from 9:00 to 11:00 am!
Enjoy a leisurely morning ride and learn about how Rengstorff Park neighborhood streets are key assets to building stronger social ties, economic success, and a healthier community in Mountain View. You’ll travel approximately four miles, with stops along the way that highlight stories... read the whole note.
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 events in and around Palo Alto. Learn about the latest bike projects, fun events, and ways you can help expand and improve... read the whole note.
Join us for Let's Get Moving Silicon Valley—a gathering of residents, leaders, and activists interested in creating better-connected, affordable, and healthy communities throughout Santa Clara County. Click here to register now!
There will be a diverse assortment of workshop sessions. Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition will be on panels discussing both Safe Routes to School and Safe... read the whole note.
Building on the success of our San Mateo County, Palo Alto, and San José Local Teams, SVBC members in Mountain View have decided to to form their own team to help our advocacy efforts there. Join the team and bring your issues, projects, concerns, and favorite Mountain View cycling hot spots to this fun and friendly group meeting. Together, we can work with city leaders and Mountain View... read the whole note.
Yesterday morning, the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors agenda included a "Budget Workshop." For some time, SVBC has wanted to see the hiring of a countywide bicycle coordinator, so I went to the meeting to make this request. Here is what I said to the Board:
Good Morning President Horsley and members of the Board.
My name is Colin Heyne, I’m the Deputy Director of Silicon... read the whole note.