Thanks to our intrepid volunteer videographer, Lee Cuthbert, we have exclusive video of Alpine Road under Highway 280 as it got the green treatment earlier today! Once one of the most intimidating freeway underpasses in San Mateo County, this junction with Highway 280 is being repainted with bike lanes on both sides dyed a bright green and outlined with striped white buffers. The new design... read the whole blog post.
Our enthusiastic appreciation goes to our member Candice for organizing a women's ride along the Guadalupe River Trail earlier this month. Her wrap-up of the ride is below.
Fifty experienced cyclists and women who dusted off their bikes for the event found their way to Cesar Chavez Park in downtown San Jose to check in for the casual women's ride along the Guadalupe River. Weather was... read the whole blog post.
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 blog post.
The wait is over! San Mateo County and City Association of Governments (C/CAG) has announced the post of Active Transportation Coordinator focusing on bike/ped planning and projects. The deadline to apply is October 17th.
SVBC staff and members, San Mateo County political leadership, the San Mateo County Health System, and advocates from all over the county have been working for three... read the whole blog post.
Last week I met with an assistant district attorney in Santa Clara County to better understand how the office decides to prosecute in incidents that involve bicyclists.
Some new things that I learned: In a collision between a vehicle and a bicycle, it is only considered a crime if 1) There is a resultant fatality or 2) There is an injury that involves gross negligence or reckless... read the whole blog post.
Last week I got my first taste of a part of SVBC that makes it what it is; pure passion for the bicycle. For the past twelve years, the majority of new members have received their membership packets by bicycle delivery. This effort has been spearheaded by one woman: Anne Ng. Bicycle delivery has been one of her favorite contributions to the organization. She has been a member of our... read the whole blog post.
I almost feel like a little kid again when I get on one of the Bay Area Bike Share bikes. I can’t believe that these are here for my use, anytime! As a founding member and annual pass holder I am having fun using the new bike share program. Getting an annual pass wasn’t something that I needed, because it actually doesn’t work for me where I live in South San Jose, but I do attend meetings in... read the whole blog post.
Great news from the feds: The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) released a memo on August 20 that announced the agency's "support for taking a flexible approach to bicycle and pedestrian facility design." The new endorsement could mean a bright future for bikeway designs like protected on-street bike lanes and other progressive designs that haven't been widely implemented in the U.S.... read the whole blog post.
It's that time of the year when the streets fill with parents dropping off kids at school...let's rethink the morning routine and fill the sidewalks instead of the streets! It’s time to start thinking about pedestrian and bicycle safety as you plan your child’s commute to school. Avoid the traffic jams and reduce congestion at schools by walking or rolling to school this year!
SVBC's... read the whole blog post.
As many of you know, the condition of Highway 35 (Skyline Road) has been seriously degraded after a recent chip seal paving job. With your help, I believe we can get Skyline repaved. Please read on for more background and what specific action you can take today to make it happen.
SVBC has been working with Caltrans to find solutions to the issue--hosting meetings with Caltrans staff to... read the whole blog post.