This update from the Campbell BPAC comes courtesy of Laura Smith. Thanks, Laura! To learn more about BPACs, head to http://bikesiliconvalley.org/resources/bpac/
The Pollard Road Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Project is almost complete. The goal of this project was to make Pollard Road near Rolling Hills Middle School safer for the children riding their bikes to school. The bike lanes... read the whole note.
The following request comes from the City of San Bruno Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC). SVBC is a big supporter of BPACs and we are happy to see San Bruno reaching out to keep this advisory body robust and active.
We are volunteers who advise the City Council on topics related to bicycle and pedestrian activities. That includes reviewing planning documents to help shape... read the whole note.
This is a call to action to all you engaged and engaging San Mateo County cyclists. SVBC is working with the San Mateo County Health System to expand the role that bicycle and pedestrian advisory committees (B/PACs) and similar such organizations play in planning in the municipalities of San Mateo County.
As is always the case, I think it would be a bad idea for SVBC staff to go it... read the whole note.
The Los Altos City Council last night voted to delay any action on the future of the BPAC. This comes at a unique time in the city's transportation future. Since the city's footprint consists of predominately single-story, single-family residences on large lots surrounded by interstates, expressways, state highways, boulevards and arterials, auto congestion is becoming the norm rather than the... read the whole note.
Tonight the city of Los Altos in a special joint meeting will consider the fate of the city's bicycle and pedestrian advisory committee. The meeting is so special it will not be held in the council chambers but in the Neutra House (181 Hillview Avenue), a short walk away.
The city has scheduled tonight's joint meeting to discuss the issues. As I mentioned in a previous posting, many... read the whole note.
Regular readers of our website likely saw our recent post about the city of Los Altos considering whether to keep their BPAC (Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee). We appreciate your support in encouraging them to keep the committee. For those who may not follow advocacy issues so closely, I will attempt to explain what makes a city effective at creating safer bikeways, streets, and trails... read the whole note.
The Los Altos Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee is in jeopardy. The next Los Altos City Council meeting on Tuesday December 14 will include, in consent calendar item 11, a proposal to disband the BPAC:
1. Agenda Item for City Council/Traffic Commission Joint Meeting (scheduled for January 2011)
Discuss the organizational structure, membership and terms of the BPAC,... read the whole note.
The City/County Association of Governments (C/CAG) of San Mateo County currently has four vacant seats for public members on the Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC). The BPAC provides advice and recommendations to the C/CAG Board of Directors on all matters relating to bicycle and pedestrian facilities planning and on the selection of projects for state and federal funding.... read the whole note.
Caltrans is now taking applications for membership on the District 4 Bicycle Advisory Committee (D4 BAC).
As the bicycle advocacy organization for two counties in District 4, SVBC may assign two liaisons to serve as our organizations representatives to the D4 BAC.
The D4 BAC meets quarterly (January, April, July, October) on the third Wednesday of the month from 1:30 to 3:30... read the whole note.
Caltrain has formed a new Bicycle Advisory Committee which held its first meeting this week. The first items on the agenda which were administrative in nature, included electing the chair and vice-chair, informing the committee and staff the new email address (bac at caltrain (dot) com), and randomly selecting the term of each member (either one or two year term).
Caltran staff... read the whole note.