Jill Quindiagan was not a frequent bike rider until she partook in a century ride in 2011. She completed the ride, despite the fact that she had only “trained” by joining a few monthly social rides. She realized that if she could ride 100 miles on her bike, she had the confidence to ride wherever she wanted or needed to around Silicon Valley. She was further inspired to embrace the bicycle for... read the whole note.
Alternative transportation proved to be an especially satisfying experience last Thursday. In the 45 miles I traveled for work, a car was not needed for any part of the trip. With the accessibility of the train and the power of my bicycle, I had a seamless, relaxing, traffic-free day of travel.
Let me break it down: After a brief mile and half ride from the office in San José, I was... read the whole note.
Whether you're a velo veteran or first-time cyclist, today is the day to ditch your car and hop on a bike to get to work, school, errands, wherever you're going! Bike to Work Day is a Bay-Area-wide event that gets tens of thousands of people on their bikes. Across Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties, even the most timid rider can pedal with confidence, knowing they'll enjoy the company of... read the whole note.
Do you enjoy bicycling and want to learn how to ride safely on public streets?
This 90-minute interactive workshop by a bike educator certified by the League of American Bicyclists will include:Current traffic laws for bicyclists and for non-bikers alike Bicycle maintenance information, maps and safety booklets, assorted safety items Commute alternatives and incentives for a “... read the whole note.
Whether you are just getting started or have been riding for a short while, join Commute.org for a bike safety workshop on Saturday, September 15th at the San Carlos Library.
This workshop is recommended for ages 16 and up. Instructors will go over tips on riding in traffic safely, traffic laws for both cyclists and motorists, basic bike maintenance, along with an interactive bicycling... read the whole note.
The Peninsula Traffic Congestion Relief Alliance is launching a new campaign that aims to reduce single-occupant vehicles and rewards those who take public transit and/or bicycle to work.
Commuters who pledge to ride BART, Caltrain or SamTrans, or bicycle to work, at least eight times from April 1 to June 1, 2012 will be entered to win great prizes that include a $250 transit incentive... read the whole note.
The Drive Less Challenge is a fun way to try alternatives to driving your car to work, school, shopping and other local places. Walking, biking and taking transit instead of driving are great ways to live healthy and reduce car traffic, the largest source of CO2 emissions in the Bay Area!
Sign up at drivelesschallenge.com to use their game-like trip log, share your stories, and to join... read the whole note.
A Commute Solutions Workshop for San Mateo County-area employers will be held Wednesday, April 11th, at the new Facebook campus in Menlo Park. The event is sponsored by the San Mateo County Spare the Air Resource Team and the Bay Area Air Quality Management District to help small- and medium-sized employers learn about innovative and affordable ways they can promote commute alternatives to... read the whole note.
I spent a couple hours at the San José City Hall today, tabling at a commute alternatives fair hosted by the City's Green Team. In addition to the SVBC table, there were representatives from the City of San José Department of Transportation, 511.org, Valley Transit Authority, Clipper, Bay Area Air Quality Management District, and others.
It's great to see the City of San José -... read the whole note.
A pair of local leaders - Silicon Valley Leadership Group CEO Carl Guardino and Santa Clara County Supervisor Ken Yeager - were featured in a recent article in Eucalyptus Magazine, in which they discussed their great daily bike commutes on Santa Clara County trails. Regarding his car-free commute, Guardino says "It is a great and healthy way to start and end each day—burning carbs rather than... read the whole note.