The SVBC San José Team meets each fourth Wednesday of the month. Dinner and networking start at 6:00 pm, then the meeting gets rolling at 7:00.
This team is focused on three things: advocacy, outreach, and fun! Come join us to meet your cycling neighbors and get involved! Policy suggestions from the local teams will be submitted to the SVBC Policy Advisory Committee and help shape our... read the whole note.
Tonight (January 25) the San José City Council will accept the draft plan for the Diridon Station Area as well the recommendations from the Good Neighbor Committee. What does that mean for you, Ms. or Mr. Cyclist? Well for one, how about great transportation options when attending a Sharks game? Instead of paying $20 to park a car how about great options to ride your bike or take VTA light... read the whole note.
Recently, the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition published the Diridon Station Bicycling Manifesto, which incorporated improvements we'd like to see made to the Diridon Station Area. As many cyclists who travel through the area know, adequate road conditions are lacking - severely in some spots.
Road maintenance, connectivity issues, and lack of signage are all issues that cyclists face... read the whole note.
At a recent community meeting hosted by Greenbelt Alliance and the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition, residents came together to voice concerns about plans being proposed for the Diridon Station area. They shared the same misgivings as Scott Herhold noted in his column (Page B1, Aug. 29): —'Downtown' claim just a wet noodle."
MarketCenter has... read the whole note.
These are exciting times for residents of San Jose, but especially for the people who work, visit, and play in downtown and surrounding neighborhoods. As we all know, transportation improvements are coming to the Diridon Station area in the form of BART, High Speed Rail, the electrification of Caltrain, and expanded services for Amtrak, the ACE train, and the Capital Corridor. These... read the whole note.
Residents, cyclists, families, students and neighborhood leaders gathered on Monday, August 23 to speak about the plan for Diridon Station. With an upcoming September San José City Council vote, the group voiced their concerns on the existing three conceptual alternatives that were presented at a city sponsored meeting on August 7.
The main topics on the agenda were land use issues,... read the whole note.
The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) approved 22 new capital grants totaling $44 million through its Transportation for Livable Communities (TLC) program to finance pedestrian, bicycle and streetscape improvements near public transit in cities around the nine county San Francisco Bay Area. The purpose of TLC program is to support community-based transportation projects that bring... read the whole note.
About 90 residents came to San Jose City Hall on August 7 to help decide how a future Diridon Station Area will look like. One of the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition's main areas of advocacy is helping to shape the future of this rail hub and its surrounding neighborhoods.
The future will effect Caltrain, Amtrak, Ace, and BART, all of which allow "Bikes on Board". Bike sharing, a... read the whole note.
Recently Copenhagen hosted Velo-City 2010, an annual cycling conference which brings together cycling advocates from around the world. Planners, bike advocates, and transportation officials from North America had an opportunity to see what makes Copenhagen unique amongst cities in designing their city for people.
In this Streetfilms video North Americans comment on the many things that... read the whole note.
UCLA Professor Donald Shoup to speak in San Jose - this Wednesday, February 24th at San Jose City HallFeb 04, 2010
For those of us fortunate to live in the Silicon Valley we have ample access to hills, trails, and beaches. One thing that we also seem to have in abundance is free parking. Join UCLA Professor Donald Shoup, the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition and Greenbelt Alliance in San Jose for his talk about his book, "The High Cost of Free Parking", on Wednesday, February 24th at San Jose City Hall. (... read the whole note.