The Santa Clara Bicycle Advisory Committee meets quarterly. More information at http://santaclaraca.gov/index.aspx?page=1201.
It's that time of the year when the streets fill with parents dropping off kids at school...let's rethink the morning routine and fill the sidewalks instead of the streets! It’s time to start thinking about pedestrian and bicycle safety as you plan your child’s commute to school. Avoid the traffic jams and reduce congestion at schools by walking or rolling to school this year!
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The County Roads and Airports Department is seeking community input to help shape the future of Lawrence Expressway improvements. The County is partnering with the cities of Santa Clara and Sunnyvale to address traffic congestion at the intersections at Reed Avenue/Monroe Street, Kifer Road, and Arques Avenue. There may be a possibility of replacing the signals with interchanges.
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Have you taken the VTA buses or Light Rail recently? If so, you might have spied some creative work promoting biking, walking, and transit.
The Santa Clara Safe Routes to School (SR2S) program teamed up with the City of Santa Clara, the Santa Clara Unified School District, and VTA to launch an exciting poster contest for students in grades K-8. The students were encouraged to submit... read the whole note.
Do you want to help teach important bicycling safety skills to youth? Join our hard working Safe Routes to School team as we strive to get more kids (and their parents) on bikes through interactive events and activities. This is a great way to refresh your biking safety knowledge while having a great time. In the upcoming weeks we will host several biking events where we will teach kids safe... read the whole note.
The San Tomas Aquino Creek Trail will be temporarily detoured between Agnew Road and Tasman Drive for approximately 1 year starting April 15 and ending when the Stadium is open.
The detour is needed to ensure the safety of bicyclists, pedestrians, and construction workers. The construction activity in and around this portion of the San Tomas Aquino Creek Trail will include re-grading... read the whole note.
Do you remember the scientific method?
Briarwood Elementary School recently held its Science Fair Night, during which the cafeteria was lined with student projects displaying everything from the effects of no soil on plants to the strength of magnets. However, this wasn't your typical elementary school science fair. The school invites members of the community to present and share the... 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.
When you can’t ride your bike to or from school, why not ride bikes at school? The SVBC Santa Clara Safe Routes to School Program teamed up with the YMCA after-school program at Bowers Elementary School to host the first Wheel Around Day on Friday, February 15th. The team was able to come and set up a course during the YMCA’s designated activity time to get the children to learn by doing.... read the whole note.
With the New Year come new goals and getting more students to walk or bike to school is one of ours. Margaret Mead once said, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtfully committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.” She was right; the small number of committed parents and students that showed up at our Santa Clara Safe Routes to School events in... read the whole note.