The City of Palo Alto, in coordination with the City of East Palo Alto and the San Francisquito Creek Joint Powers Authority (JPA), is managing a project to replace the existing Newell Road bridge over San Francisquito Creek in order to increase creek flow capacity and the safety of motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians using the bridge. At this community meeting, project staff will present... read the whole note.
As soon as we learned of Ellen Fletcher's passing on November 7, we sent a request to friends and acquaintances of hers, asking them to share their personal memories of Ellen. We'll be posting them here as they come in, and we encourage you to contribute in the comments section below.
For those of you who didn't know Ellen, I'll describe her as she was always described to me. "She's a... read the whole note.
Come join us and participate in bicycle advocacy in Palo Alto and the surrounding communities!
This group, a grassroots collection of advocates that reports to the SVBC Policy Advisory Committee, meets the second Thursday of each month to discuss bike issues and events in and around Palo Alto. Learn about the latest bike projects, fun events, and ways you can help expand and improve... read the whole note.
These minutes are DRAFT until approved at a subsequent meeting.
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Palo Alto Team Sept 13, 2012 Meeting Minutes
Members Present: Eric Nordman, Adina Levin, Andrew Boone, Jack Miller (SVBC board), Margaret Pye, Jeremy Shaw, Jane Rostein and Pamela Radin.
Arastradero Road Striping Trial:Speeding has gone down and crashes are also down.... read the whole note.
August 9, 6pm - Palo Alto Pizza, 2450 Park Blvd
6:00 pm - Social half hour. Eat, drink, chat.
6:30 pm - Introductions
6:35 pm - Changes/Additions to Agenda
6:40 pm - Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition (SVBC) Staff Report
6:45 pm - California Avenue Streetscape Project News & Follow Up - Irvin
6:50 pm - California Avenue Bicycle Friendly Business... read the whole note.
On Monday, July 23, Palo Alto City Council approved the California Avenue streetscape project unanimously, after a motion to go ahead with a trial failed 2:7 (Holman/Schmid). The project will reduce the low-vehicle-traffic 4-lane street to 2 lanes, and use the additional space for sidewalk widening and bike access.
Merchants who had been opposing the project supported a trial to... read the whole note.
On Wednesday, July 25, the Palo Alto Planning and Transportation Commission (PTC) recommended that City Council make the Charlston-Arastradero corridor restriping permanent, including some fine-tuning recommended in the staff report.
The route serves eleven public and private elementary, middle, and high schools; multiple preschools; south Palo Alto’s only library; community center; six... read the whole note.
Summer at the Bicycle Coalition is traditionally our "down" time. Our work load doesn't actually slow down much, but rather shifts to more administrative tasks - grant applications, pre-semester Safe Routes to School meetings, website tweaking, letterhead orders, program reports, et cetera. With the exception of our valet bike parking program, It's not always highly visible or very exciting... read the whole note.
If you're interested in joining or supporting our own Jen Brecheen as she tackles the Climate Ride for SVBC, join us at this fun meet and greet! Learn what the ride entails and have your questions answered. We'll bring the snacks and free beer! The evening event will be hosted by our thoughtful friends at Palo Alto Bicycles.
Ride Director Blake Holiday, will give a lively presentation... read the whole note.
Results of a study in Palo Alto have recently been published, and the news is great for cyclists. Traffic calming measures implemented on Arastradero Road two years ago seem to be responsible for a drastic reduction in the number of collisions involving motorists and cyclists. The City's report shows the traffic calming had a number of benefits, including reduced incidents of speeding and... read the whole note.