santa clara county
There are two vacancies that need to be filled on the County of Santa Clara Roads Commission:
The purpose of the Santa Clara County Roads Commission is to give advice and make recommendations to the Board of Supervisors on matters generally relating to the planning, design, construction, maintenance, operation and funding of our County's expressways, highways and roads and such other... read the whole note.
October 9th was International Walk to School Day and was celebrated in thousands of schools across America and throughout communities in more than 40 countries. With the help of dedicated volunteers, SVBC’s Safe Routes to School team coordinated events at 17 different schools throughout Santa Clara and San Mateo counties. Scott Lane Elementary in Santa Clara had a record-breaking turnout for... read the whole note.
The County Roads and Airports Department is seeking community input to help shape the future of Lawrence Expressway improvements. The County is partnering with the cities of Santa Clara and Sunnyvale to address traffic congestion at the intersections at Reed Avenue/Monroe Street, Kifer Road, and Arques Avenue. There may be a possibility of replacing the signals with interchanges.
The... read the whole note.
The collaborative Roadway Safety Solutions Team (RSST), part of our Vision Zero initiative, recently adopted its two-year strategic plan.
The work of the collaborative will focus on the following areas--with the first two being the primary focal areas:1. Intersections of concern & inter-agency connectivity
In the last year, the RSST's Infrastructure Committee reviewed... read the whole note.
Join the VTA/Santa Clara County Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee for this open house event. County staff will present a number of projects to the committee and the public for feedback. Projects include:A number of repaving projects throughout the county. New traffic lanes on Central Expressway. Safety improvements to Stevens Canyon Road. Adding freeway-like segments to Lawrence... read the whole note.
Some of you may be familiar with the matter of $10.4 million that Stanford agreed to spend over a decade ago to mitigate the loss of trail access to the community. Now, it finally looks like that money is going to be distributed in a competitive grant program. Many proposals have been submitted, and many of them contain multiple projects.
SVBC has spent significant time looking the... read the whole note.
A couple of years ago, SVBC joined together with assorted regional advocates to encourage MTC to create a Safe Routes to Schools funding stream to help get communities up and running with Safe Routes programs. We were successful--as a result, VTA received $4.039M and C/CAG received $1.429 (the money was distributed relative to population).
VTA decided to run a competitive grants program... read the whole note.
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.
Well, it's all over with. The Silicon Valley Bike Advocacy Summit has come and gone. It was a pretty crazy ride for me over the last two or three months. It was the first time I had planned an event, and I had more questions than answers. Were people going to show up? Were the speakers going to confirm? What should the topics be? How big does the room need to be? Where will we get extra... read the whole note.
Our friends at Greenbelt Alliance are looking for a part-time temporary campaign coordinator to work in South Santa Clara County.
The South Santa Clara County Campaign Coordinator will support Greenbelt Alliance’s open space protection work in South Santa Clara County. The primary focus will be to lead Greenbelt Alliance’s participation in a South County visioning process in... read the whole note.