When Not to Push for Bike Lanes

When Not to Push for Bike Lanes

In 2015 at a convening of bike coalition executive directors from all across California, one of my counterparts said that if a community opposed a bike lane, they would stop their advocacy of that bike lane. I remember being shocked by that statement. How bizarre that...

Wheelie Home: Affordable Housing and Bikes

A non-riding friend of mine related to me a recent experience of riding along the Coyote Creek Trail. She said that she didn’t feel safe due to homeless people living there. I didn’t probe but it reminded me of this blog I wrote a while back on how this issue is...

Changing of the Guard

At the February Board meeting of Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition, there was a changing of the guard. After four years in the role of Board Chair, James Lucas has passed the torch to Peter Ingram. James is not going anywhere but has changed careers from bike shop...

Dear Cities: Behavior Change through Measure B

2016 Measure B is about to enter a new chapter. After being passed by the voters and subsequently held up in court, VTA has been given the go-ahead. It’s time to build some bike projects! One of the components of the 2016 Measure B is a set-aside for “education and...

Safe Routes to Schools Intersectional Analysis

As described in the blog here, we have entered the next chapter of 2016 Measure B. It’s time to build some more bike projects! One of the pots of money that SVBC is excited about is a set-aside for education and encouragement. Each city will get an allocation to spend...