Party! Bicycleadvocacyorganizationmembership party!
Well, that was fun! Last night, SVBC hosted the biggest and most festive Winter Member Party I've seen in my four years here. There was food, beer, an auction, an awesome raffle, music, and tons of people! There was even mulled wine, which we mulled over at length. It was very fancy!
If you missed it, shame on you! Just kidding... read the whole blog post.
We’ve received encouraging news from San Mateo County’s Public Works Department regarding the Alpine Road/Highway 280 underpass, a project that we’ve previously discussed here and here. Essentially, Caltrans regulations have put Public Works in a position where the department either needs to proceed with a design that SVBC did not originally support, or do nothing at all to the highly... read the whole blog post.
We have all seen the bike skeletons at train stations, shopping centers, and schools. They serve as sad reminders of the perils of parking one's bike in a public place. The vultures come through and strip the carcass, leaving rusting frames sans saddles and posts, wheels, and lights. Or worst yet, they take the entire bike, leaving no traces, and bedevil the poor owner, now ride-less. Anyone... read the whole blog post.
How did you spend your Thanksgiving morning? I was one of the hundreds of people that rode to the top of Kennedy on a beautiful Thursday morning to enjoy the gorgeous view and pre-thanksgiving feast at the top! This was my first year participating in the event and I was totally astonished by the number of participants that braved the 2500ft climb and 14-16% grade. Talk about a great way to... read the whole blog post.
Do you remember walking to school? Maybe you were even lucky enough to ride your bike. Thirty years ago roughly 50% of students walked to school. Those numbers have dropped to an astounding 16% in 2001 and will continue to decline as a sedentary lifestyle becomes the norm. It’s time to take action and change this mind set! The Safe Routes to School Team has recently scheduled monthly walk... read the whole blog post.
Redwood Shores Elementary is the ideal school for walking and biking safely. The school is located in a pancake flat community surrounded by an abundance of bike paths separated from the main road. They even have a bike path that winds right into campus!
With such great walking and biking paths, it's easy to chose active modes of transportation. It makes it even easier when Redwood... read the whole blog post.
You can play a key role in shaping new and improved Caltrain service over the next year.
With the recent funding for electrification, Caltrain will be able to run electric trains that accelerate faster, and can reach more stops in the same amount of time, at lower cost, in addition to running more cleanly and quietly.
There are many decisions to be made. What kind of schedule... read the whole blog post.
As soon as we learned of Ellen Fletcher's passing on November 7, we sent a request to friends and acquaintances of hers, asking them to share their personal memories of Ellen. We'll be posting them here as they come in, and we encourage you to contribute in the comments section below.
For those of you who didn't know Ellen, I'll describe her as she was always described to me. "She's a... read the whole blog post.
As announced last month, San Mateo County Public Works has finally found funding for the dangerous underpass at Alpine Road and Highway 280. Unfortunately, the design the County will move forward with was not SVBC's preferred option. This has created some worry in the cycling community that the redesign will not hold up to safety concerns.
Our voiced preference for redesigning the... read the whole blog post.
Biomimicry is no new concept. Through examining nature's systems and processes, people have been able to develop a number of solutions to human problems. The natural world offers an array of design schemes that can be emulated in our man-made world. Specifically, our car centric transportation network can be reworked to be more efficient and safer.
This is where biomimicry can offer its... read the whole blog post.