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.
Gil Peñalosa, the former Commissioner of Parks, Sports, and Recreation for the City of Bogotá, Colombia, has led the effort to create one of the most successful and celebrated parks and recreation systems in the world. He has effectively initiated the “new Cicolvia” – car-free Sundays – where over 1.3 million people come out weekly to walk, run, skate and bike along 121 kilometers of Bogotá’s... read the whole note.
This team works on advocacy, outreach, and fun in Palo Alto and surrounding area. If you ride in, around, or through Palo Alto, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, East Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Atherton, or Mountain View, this meeting is the perfect place for you to meet your neighbors who ride bikes and care about issues that affect two-wheeled travelers.
Join the online discussion about Palo... read the whole note.
UPDATE 4/12: Please see the new location for this meeting, below.
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... read the whole note.
You are invited to attend a presentation of the draft plan report for the Palo Alto Rail Corridor Study. The plan articulates the collective community vision for a revitalized corridor with neighborhood centers and improved circulation and connectivity. Your input and involvement at this second community workshop are very important for the success of this effort.
The meeting will be... read the whole note.