The City of San José DOT will be hosting a public workshop on planned enhancements to the existing River Oaks Parkway bike lanes. The meeting will be at VTA's offices.
Agenda: 1. Sign-in 2. Project Overview Review 3. Project Update and Schedule 4. Question and Answer 5. Adjournment
Send your questions to John Brazil at: firstname.lastname@example.org 408-975-3206
Join the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and Santa Clara Valley Transit Authority (VTA) for an interactive training to satisfy MTC's Complete Streets requirement for the One Bay Area Grant (OBAG).
These workshops aim to provide guidance to local jurisdictions on developing local complete street policies. Highlights include:Definition of Complete Streets Examples... read the whole note.
Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) is looking for public feedback regarding updates to its bike plan and Bicycle Technical Guidelines.
From the Los Altos Patch:
VTA's Bicycle Technical Guidelines is the bicycle component of the Santa Clara County’s Long Range Transportation Plan, and complement the countywide Bicycle Plan and VTA’s Bicycle Expenditure Program (BEP... read the whole note.
With construction of the Santa Clara/Alum Rock Bus Rapid Transit project scheduled to begin in late 2012, the City of San Jose and VTA will co-host an open house to inform the community and answer questions on the project with a special focus on the Downtown San Jose segment and stations. The project will affect the streetscape of the corridor and have impacts for pedestrians, cyclists,... read the whole note.
Santa Clara Valley Transit Authority (VTA) is having a workshop on updated items for the county's Bicycle Technical Guidelines.
Topics currently under consideration are:Roundabouts and bike lanes Bollards or rather alternatives to bollards Woonerfs (shared bike/ped spaces), both residential and commercial and parklets Bike corrals Rural options for bike paths and shoulders Bulb-... read the whole note.
Santa Clara County residents, get ready for Bus Rapid Transit (BRT)! This modern form of public transit is coming soon to the Alum Rock/Santa Clara/El Camino Real Corridor, and could change the way the corridor looks and functions.
You can learn all about BRT in Santa Clara County in this beautiful video:
You can learn more about Valley Rapid at www.valleyrapid.org.
Of... read the whole note.
A couple of years ago, SVBC joined together with assorted regional advocates to encourage MTC to create a Safe Routes to Schools funding stream to help get communities up and running with Safe Routes programs. We were successful--as a result, VTA received $4.039M and C/CAG received $1.429 (the money was distributed relative to population).
VTA decided to run a competitive grants program... read the whole note.
On the morning of May 3, 2011, commuters using three modes of transportation traveled from The 88 in downtown San José to the Santa Clara County Government Center. The hour was early, the weather brisk. No one knew who would arrive first. This is the story of the Clean Commute Challenge.
San José City Councilmember Sam Liccardo, Silicon Valley Leadership Group CEO Carl Guardino, SVBC... read the whole note.
A Revised and Recirculated Draft Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Assessment for the SR-17/I-280/I-880 Interchange is scheduled to be released on April 18. Following release, there will be a review period 4/18 to 5/18. There will be a public meeting on May 4 at Castlemont Elementary School.
SVBC sent a letter to VTA in January commenting extensively on this project and the... read the whole note.
Wow, I'm so thrilled! The VTA Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC), Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC), and Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) have all recommended a list of Transportation Fund for Clean Air (TFCA) and Bicycle Expenditure Plan (BEP) projects to the VTA board for final approval next week... and one of them is bike lanes on Hedding in San Jose from Park to 17th! This... read the whole note.