Once again, SVBC is partnering with the City of Sunnyvale, Traffic Safe Communities Network and Stanford Hospital Trauma Services to put on the second annual Sunnyvale Family Fun Ride on May 19, 2012. This event aims to bring families out to ride their bikes together and see how fun it can be to pedal around their community, with the ultimate goal of promoting Safe Routes to Schools. The... read the whole blog post.
On Sunday morning I had the joy of joining the San José Bike Party ride honoring the Lord Mayor of Dublin. And yes--that's the Dublin across the pond, not the one in California. Apparently San José and Dublin are sister cities and the officials from each get together annually. What better way to meet than on bike?
San José department leads from Transportation--Hans Larson--and Economic... read the whole blog post.
Think back to your elementary school days; remember that distinct sound of echoing hallways, that alluring smell of the cafeteria/gymnasium during lunch when pizza was on the menu… and the bonus of chocolate milk. Well, these are the types of flashbacks I’ve been getting these past few weeks as I have been visiting schools all over the Peninsula and the South Bay.
In East Palo Alto, we... read the whole blog post.
Ernesto and I had a very active weekend at our League Certified Instructor (LCI) training in San Francisco. Not even the mildewy little hotel room we shared could dampen our spirits as we worked from morning into the wee hours with a great group to hone our skills as riders and instructors.
The LCI seminar was hosted by the Presidio YMCA's YBike program. They were lovely hosts and good... read the whole blog post.
As the newest member of the SVBC team, my first few days were spent getting to know the office, finding my way around Santa Clara, and learning how to use a PC. Now that I’ve got that out of the way, I’ve been getting down to business on the Safe Routes to School curriculum.
It’s been exciting to look around at the other counties and states doing different Safe Routes programs, and see... read the whole blog post.
On Friday I was lucky enough to join a reception and small dinner hosted by Marvell and Carl Guardino for Senator Diane Feinstein. It was an interesting event—the reception was attended by many elected officials who have been reliable supporters of bicycling over the years. I had an opportunity to chat with Santa Clara County Supervisors Ken Yeager, San José Mayor Chuck Reed, San José... read the whole blog post.
SVBC Board member Ian Dewar continues in his pursuit to keep us all informed about the Federal Transportation Bill. Below is a wrap-up from last week, in reverse chronological order.Friday
Phase 1 of the Transportation Bill is approved in the House http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/bill-forces-decision-on-pipeline-... The Republican-controlled House endorsed a plan Thursday to... read the whole blog post.
Some companies are simply good neighbors. First our members worked extensively with Facebook to get some bike infrastructure funding flowing from them to Menlo Park and East Palo Alto. Now Google has jumped in with some ideas on how they can help out the community.
Google's developers for their campus expansion originally contacted me last fall to get our input on the Stevens Creek... read the whole blog post.
Recently, I've been getting my credentials together in order to become a League Certified Instructor (LCI), as designated by the League of American Cyclists. The training sessions to become an LCI are few and far between in these parts, so when the good folks at the Presidio YMCA's Ybike program told us they were going to host one, Ernesto and I had to get into gear, quickly. Ernie already... read the whole blog post.
I'm happy to announce that SVBC is expanding again. As a result of our Safe Routes to School work in Santa Clara and East Palo Alto, we were in need of an assistant to help Ernesto get the programs rolling successfully. The applicant review process was tough, but we finally whittled down the group of very qualified candidates and hired Anna Kingsmith.
Anna comes from a background in... read the whole blog post.