Governor Brown has released his 2013-2014 budget proposal, and it is a risky one for the future of bicycling. It consolidates a number of current bike and ped funding sources into one "Active Transportation Program." Whether this new program is a step forward or a step back depends on you -- and all of us -- who must get involved right now to help shape the program.
CalBike, our... read the whole note.
Some of you may be familiar with the matter of $10.4 million that Stanford agreed to spend over a decade ago to mitigate the loss of trail access to the community. Now, it finally looks like that money is going to be distributed in a competitive grant program. Many proposals have been submitted, and many of them contain multiple projects.
SVBC has spent significant time looking the... read the whole note.
Our colleagues at California Bicycle Coalition and TransForm need you to contact your Assemblymember and ask them to support the latest version of the three-foot passing bill. Let's show them that Santa Clara and San Mateo County cyclists are behind this effort!
Thanks to an avalanche of emails, letters and phone calls from you and thousands of other bike-friendly Californians this... read the whole note.
Senator Boxer is meeting with House leaders TODAY to decide the fate of biking and walking programs in Congress. Federally supported walking and biking programs like Safe Routes to School will be on the line in today's meeting between Senator Boxer and Representative Mica. This is a critical time, and we need your involvement today.
With our national partners, SVBC is asking you to call... read the whole note.
People for Bikes President Tim Blumenthal is reaching out to advocates around the country for our help in preserving federal funding for bike and pedestrian projects. Act today to let the your Senators and Representative know that this funding is important to their constituencies, and pass this request on to friends and families in less bike-friendly districts and states.
During recent... read the whole note.
Our colleagues at the California Bicycle Coalition need your help to push a cyclist safety bill through its next committee hearing.
Last month the California Senate approved Senate Bill 1464, the 3-foot passing bill authored by State Senator Alan Lowenthal and sponsored by the California Bicycle Coalition and the City of Los Angeles, after more than 2,200 bicyclists sent emails urging... read the whole note.
Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) has been crafting a brand new bicycle plan that defines the strategies it will pursue over the next ten years to double the number of passengers who access stations by bike. Your comments are being solicited by May 27. Have a look at the draft plan (PDF 3 MB) and appendices (PDF 3 MB). You can send comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
BART is making its way into... read the whole note.
UPDATE (5/17): SVBC has learned that Board President Shirakawa has included the language “Request received from President Shirakawa to continue the hearing to date uncertain. This request may or may not be approved pending Board consideration of Item No. 4, Approval of the Consent Calendar and Changes to the Agenda.” This is, in other words, an attempt to shelve the vote on funding these bike... read the whole note.
In February, State Senator Alan Lowenthal of Long Beach introduced SB 1464, the new three-foot passing bill the California Bicycle Coalition is cosponsoring with the City of Los Angeles. It's identical to last year's three-foot bill (SB 910), but without the language the governor found problematic.
Click here to learn more about the bill.
At a State Capitol hearing on Tuesday,... 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.