SVBC would like to thank Michael Lee Environmental Foundation for its recent grant in support of SVBC's youth bicycle education efforts in San José.
The grant will enable us to work with a local elementary school to establish a once-weekly pair of group-commutes to school that will utilize biking and walking, instead of motor vehicles. Students will learn about the environmental... read the whole note.
Colin and Corinne cherish SVBC's new fridge with the most flattering of poses.
Here's a textbook lesson on how to win the hearts of SVBC staffers. When I posted on the SVBC Facebook page that we could use a fridge for the office, member Ann Jasper offered one up. Ann didn't have a used fridge for us, mind you - she told us she would buy us a new one.
Naturally, I thought I was... read the whole note.
Photo courtesy Chris Eichler, League of American Bicyclists
Our friends at Stanford University have earned the top honor in the League of American Bicyclists' first ever round of Bicycle Friendly University designation! Stanford, which has partnered with SVBC in the past on initiatives like our Share the Road campaign, is the only university to earn Platinum... read the whole note.
Those of you traveling past the Tully Road Highway 101 overpass may have noticed something different in the past couple of weeks - namely that it's out of commission. The overpass is being replaced with a new, multi-modal design that Valley Transit Authority (VTA) fought to get approved by Caltrans. SVBC worked with VTA to provide support for the much safer highway crossing from the cycling... read the whole note.
On January 6, the San Mateo County Transportation Authority Board of Directors voted to approve allocation of $80,000 of Measure A funds to match $6.5 million in regional grant funds being applied to a bicycle share program. The regional grants were not eligible for infrastructure projects, making bicycle sharing an ideal application. The approval is a big win for cyclists for a number of... read the whole note.
Mountain View cyclists have some smooth new miles of trail in their future. Two new across-barrier connections (ABCs) are planned to traverse Highway 101 and Old Middlefield Way, with a third crossing over Highway 85 coming soon. From the Mountain View Voice:
Two major highways will no longer stand in the way of cyclists and pedestrians on two popular Mountain View trails once... read the whole note.
At the recent Winter Party, our executive director, Corinne Winter, ran through a list of our recent accomplishments. At the risk of sounding immodest, I've compiled her main points below. Feel free to use these wins to badger your friends, family, and coworkers into becoming SVBC members. Or, use them as your own personal inspiration and make a year-end donation to your favorite San Mateo and... read the whole note.
Safe Routes to School (SRTS) projects in the Bay Area have recently gotten a shot in the arm. SVBC, together with the Bay Area Bicycle Coalition, worked with the Metropolitan Traffic Commission (MTC) to secure SRTS funding in the Commission’s recent "Climate Action Plan." There is $17 million available for SRTS projects across the Bay Area, with $1.43 million and $4.04 million going to San... read the whole note.