The planning process is underway for a “Downtown Station Area Plan” that will guide future development in areas of downtown South San Francisco, and within a half mile radius of the Caltrain station. Key elements of the plan include: revitalization and enhancement for downtown, moderate intensification of uses, pedestrian and bicycle improvements, and improved connectivity to the Caltrain... read the whole note.
Palo Alto is a great place to live, work and play. But steady growth in the downtown area over the last 15-20 years has created challenges especially around parking and transportation.
Is it possible to have growth without gridlock? Other cities and organizations have wrestled with similar issues and developed innovative, environmentally sustainable, and bike-friendly new solutions.... read the whole note.
Pre-ride tour of new downtown bike projects with San José Bicyclist & Pedestrian Program Coordinator John Brazil starts at 5:30 by the City Hall Rotunda, 200 East Santa Clara Street. Refreshments and socializing start at 6, talk starts at 6:30. Hear from bike planning expert John Ciccarelli about how outside forces influence bicycle planning in the South Bay, followed by a discussion about... read the whole note.
The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) is going through the Plan Bay Area process, which will revolutionize the way that transportation funding is distributed in the Bay Area.
Yesterday I met with MTC Commissioner Sam Liccardo (also a San José Councilmember) to discuss the future of regional transportation funding streams.
My main points:
1) We want to ensure... read the whole note.
On September 30, 2008 Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed AB 1358, The California Complete Streets Act. AB 1358 impacts local general plans by requiring local general plan circulation element updates "to plan for a balanced, multimodal transportation network that meets the needs of all users of the streets, roads, and highways for safe and convenient travel in a manner that is suitable to... read the whole note.
SVBC members and staff, as well as members of the community at large, held their first meeting as the Redwood City Working Group. SVBC has formed a working group to provide input on bicycle-related projects to Redwood City staff. The workgroup is being formed primarily due to financial difficulties in Redwood City which have delayed institution of their Complete Streets Commission, which would... read the whole note.
If you missed Park(ing) Day 2010, you missed some great conversions of street parking into inviting public spaces. Not to worry! SVBC was there (with a Park(ing) Spot of our own) to check out the asphalt alterations and report back.
SVBCers chillax with the Happening Couch.
Couches, tables and chairs, potted plants, hammocks, and sod... read the whole note.
As part of the research going into the upcoming City of San Mateo Bikeways Master Plan, volunteers are needed to count passing bicycles at six locations throughout San Mateo September 11-18th.
The City is looking for volunteers to help with this very important count effort!
Are you available September 14, 15 or 16 from 7-9am? Are you available September 11 or 18 from 10am-Noon?... read the whole note.
Do you want to help Redwood City become more bike-friendly? Join the new RWC workgroup!
SVBC is forming a working group to work with Redwood City staff to provide input on bicycle-related projects. The workgroup is being formed primarily due to financial difficulties in Redwood City which have delayed institution of their Complete Streets Commission, which would normally provide input... read the whole note.