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 recent poll by Stanford's Parking and Transportation Services Department shows that 52 percent of the university's employees choose some sort of alternative transportation, such as cycling or public transportation.
From the Stanford Report:
"Reaching the point where more than half of the university's commuting employees chose alternative transportation instead of driving... read the whole note.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has developed a bicycle wheel that works as an energy storage system, electric motor, bluetooth interface, trip computer, and electric toothbrush. I may be mistaken about the electric toothbrush part, but hey, why not?
Power-producing accessories like hub dynamos are nothing new, but this wheel is totally unlike its old-school brethren. It... read the whole note.
San Francisco cyclists can now download CycleTracks, the free app that generates maps and statistics of your rides that you can share with friends. The app is now available on Android phones and iPhones.
Time and route data are saved for you and also transmitted to the San Francisco County Transportation Authority to improve the bicycle component of their travel forecasting model,... read the whole note.
UPS has recently introduced bicycles to their Silicon Valley fleet of delivery vehicles. The move is an attempt to keep costs down - the company is notoriously efficient - but has also garnered some welcome publicity for the company. I, for one, am happy to oblige. Social movements usually gather extra steam when they are backed by corporate interests, so if UPS wants to share my bike lane, I... read the whole note.
Well, look here: SVBC member Joe Walton guides us through the steps involved in bringing your bike along on a VTA bus ride.
More information about bikes on VTA, including bikes on light rail, can be found at http://www.vta.org/schedules/bikeways_on_vta.html.