The San Fernando Streetscape Improvement Project is under construction from Cahill Street in Diridon Station to 10th Street on the east side of San Jose State University. The City of San Jose obtained a $1.4m grant to for this project, which also includes improvements to street lights, street trees, sidewalks, ADA curb ramps, and crosswalks.
John Brazil, of the City's newly renamed... read the whole note.
Great news from the feds: The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) released a memo on August 20 that announced the agency's "support for taking a flexible approach to bicycle and pedestrian facility design." The new endorsement could mean a bright future for bikeway designs like protected on-street bike lanes and other progressive designs that haven't been widely implemented in the U.S.... read the whole note.
Bay Area Bike Share launched today, and SVBC was there to help! As you might know, we've been working with Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) on and off since 2008 to implement a bike sharing program. VTA started a pilot program then morphed over time into the regional program that kicked off today. It was a big win for both of us.
Our role at today's festivities was that... read the whole note.
Join us to celebrate the launch of Bay Area Bike Share! This event will feature a press event and ceremonial flipping of the Bike Share switch, followed by an inaugural ride on the shiny new bikes! Only 50 bikes will be available for the ride - reserve yours by emailing email@example.com or calling (408) 321-5684
We did it! And by we, I mean SVBC staff and members, San Mateo County political leadership, the San Mateo County Health System, and advocates from all over the county. What, exactly, did we do, you ask?
After more than three years of talks, papers, blogs, requests, letters, and other discussion, we are happy to announce that the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors approved the... read the whole note.
I had to take the test to renew my driver’s license the other day, so I read the Driver Handbook the evening before, just to be on the safe side. To my surprise and delight, the new 2013 Handbook gives a lot of attention to bicyclists. There are 2-1/2 pages devoted to bicyclists, bicyclists' rights, and safety issues such as watching out for bikes making right turns or opening the car door,... read the whole note.
I had a particularly wonkish win yesterday.
Bear with me: yesterday morning, I learned that the Metropolitan Transportation Commission's Programming and Allocations Committee unanimously rejected a recommendation from staff that the Commission revise language in the TDA Article 3 funding requirements that would eliminate the requirement that municipalities with a population greater than... read the whole note.
SVBC is pleased to announce that our very successful Bicycle Exchange program will be launched as an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in 2013 under the name of the Silicon Valley Bicycle Exchange. The move allows the Bicycle Exchange to expand its bicycle donation operations in size, services, and geography while remaining a sister organization of Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition... read the whole note.
Great news this week regarding the potential restriping of Alpine Road as it approaches and passes under Highway 280 in San Mateo County. SVBC has been looking to get improvements on this stretch of road for two years now, since the tragic death of cyclist Lauren Ward at that intersection in 2010. County Public Works staff has been working closely with SVBC members and staff to safely redesign... read the whole note.
Wow! What an incredible ride and an inspiring group of people. I couldn’t have asked for anything more, and I did have my fingers crossed for no rain (success!). There were so many people with very different backgrounds, all with a common interest of making the planet a better place to live. It is no surprise then that many of the people who work in green energy, sustainability, and climate... read the whole note.