I'd like to thank the SVBC members who attended Liz Kniss' press event this morning, where she officially announced a proposal to invest $5 million in the Adobe Creek Bicycle/Pedestrian Bridge over Highway 101 in Palo Alto and $3 million in the Dumbarton link to the Bay Trail in East Palo Alto (a project SVBC advocates have been working on in conjunction with our Facebook campaign).
The... read the whole blog post.
Although I’ve ridden on Bike to Work Day for the past five years, Thursday was my first time behind the table, passing out coffee cake, bagels, and bananas to all of my fellow cyclists. I was posted at the California Avenue Energizer Station, right near the Caltrain station, so we had lots of visitors, including quite a few of my neighbors! When we started closing up shop around 9:00 am, the... read the whole blog post.
Hopefully, you're all getting prepared to bike to work on Thursday. That's great! I assume you've gone through the ABC Quick Check and gone over some bicycling safety tips. Well done!
Now your bike is ready to ride and you're ready share the road safely. But which road? Do you know what route you're going to take to work? Not to worry - SVBC has a vast collection of bicycle route maps... read the whole blog post.
This guest blog was submitted by Wendee Crofoot of the Mountain View Coalition for Sustainable Planning.
Mountain View has a lack of convenient on street bike parking, the solution is more conspicuous, convenient, and plentiful racks. Bicyclists lock their bikes to tree cages, light posts, and railings that were designed to assist the elderly and disabled.
Do you live, work,... read the whole blog post.
I’ve been hearing a lot about our First Friday People-Powered art show, but didn’t have a good idea what it would be like. Last Tuesday we all went over to the Art Ark Gallery on Sixth Street in San Jose to finish hanging the pictures. Here’s a picture of us at work.
This is a really good show, in a nice space. I was amazed at the quality of the work; paintings, photos, and 3-... read the whole blog post.
Originally posted at http://gondwanaland.com/mlog/2012/04/28/ban-human-drivers/, by Mike Linksvayer, and graciously dedicated to the public domain. Comments are closed here, please discuss on the original post. ^_^
Image is from Wikipedia Commons.
Read Brad Templeton’s latest post on self-driving cars, which has a number of updates. They’re coming fast, but how fast we... read the whole blog post.
To say that last week was an awesome bike week would be an understatement. The week started off at 7:00am on Monday as we began the setup for our first of eight bike rodeos that took place at multiple Santa Clara schools during the week. We had already conducted a series of indoor bicycle education classes at six elementary schools during the previous weeks, so it was time to put that... read the whole blog post.
SVBC is thrilled to have an amazing Policy Advisory Committee. This election cycle, the committee has decided that SVBC will survey candidates in key races regarding their commitment to advance the cause of biking. While as a 501(c)3 we can't endorse candidates, we can ask them questions and publish their responses to help guide voters. We have determined a set of questions to ask candidates,... read the whole blog post.
Last week, at our Silicon Valley Bike Advocacy Summit, we hosted a closed session as part of our Vision Zero campaign. This was a follow up from the Stanford Trauma Bike Safety Summit in November. We thought that gathering leaders from local towns, law enforcement, and others to openly discuss their own goals to promote roadway safety would help to create a "solutions team" to work on the... read the whole blog post.
I somehow got roped into organizing the Silicon Valley Bike Advocacy Summit for the second year, and I have to say - things went pretty well! I couldn't have possibly done it myself, though. This year I was blessed with a committee and a co-host. So, many many many thanks go to Stanford Hospital & Clinics for partnering with us on the event, and a world of thanks to Ellen, Ariadne, Cindy,... read the whole blog post.