svbc in the media
The Alliance for Biking and Walking has ranked the City of San Jose as the #1 city in the nation for providing bicycle safety education to children. The Alliance's "“Bicycling & Walking in the U.S. – 2010 Benchmarking Report" surveyed the 50 largest U.S. cities and found that one in eight San Jose children receive bicycle safety education.
“San Jose is building a strong reputation... read the whole note.
The Quarterly Report is back! Take a look and enjoy a thorough review of all that SVBC accomplished in the last few months of 2009. All the events, advocacy, and community participation are included.
If you are new to SVBC, the Quarterly Report is a great way to familiarize yourself with the work of our volunteers, Board of Directors, and staff. If you're a long-time member who keeps... 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.
Yahoo! has announced the launch of its very own corporate cycling team. The team, to be led by former pro racer Kevin Klein, was created as a result of the high level of popularity enjoyed by cyclists in Silicon Valley. Cycling News cites an online survey that suggests 50% of Silicon Valley professionals are fans of the sport.
The formation of the team bodes well for the continued... 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.