It’s been a couple of busy weekends with the help of some amazing bike parking volunteers!
The month started off with Sunset Celebration Weekend in Menlo Park on June 1 -2. We had two beautiful days of bike riding weather where over 350 cyclists took advantage of our valet bike parking to enjoy the event.
The following weekend, June 9, brought us Silicon Valley Tour de Cure, the... read the whole blog post.
For my vacation this summer, I am--FINALLY--cycling in Tuscany, Italy, and an area in north Lazio known as Tuscania. I have stayed in some interesting places--a farm practicing sustainable farming and olive oil production (they sell to tony New York restaurants) as well as the typical places in Florence and Rome and a hotel in the Tuscan countryside.
During the time spent in the... read the whole blog post.
The collaborative Roadway Safety Solutions Team (RSST), part of our Vision Zero initiative, recently adopted its two-year strategic plan.
The work of the collaborative will focus on the following areas--with the first two being the primary focal areas:1. Intersections of concern & inter-agency connectivity
In the last year, the RSST's Infrastructure Committee reviewed... read the whole blog post.
Last Sunday, June 9th, the Safe Routes to School team and Millbrae School District hosted Bike Fest for families in the community. Parents and kids came together to ride their bikes up and down the hilly neighborhoods of Millbrae. With two route options, there was something for everyone whether it was a short spin to prepare the legs for summer riding, or a longer, sweat-inducing ride... read the whole blog post.
A couple of weeks ago I went on my first multi-day supported ride--the Climate Ride--320 miles down the northern California coastline from Fortuna to San Francisco. What an amazing experience! We rode through the giant redwoods and along a beautiful coastline with perfect weather. My first century was tucked into it on the third day, as well--thank goodness for tailwinds and cappuccinos.... read the whole blog post.
Thanks to Adina Levin for sharing this tip!
Is there a pothole in the road? A dark street light? Does a broken bicycle "loop detector" leave you waiting forever for the light to change? Palo Alto has launched a beta version of a PaloAlto311, a mobile app for iPhone and Android that allows street users to post public works requests, along with a photo and the location of the problem,... read the whole blog post.
Come support a fun community ride in Millbrae! (PDF, 0.5 MB)
This Sunday, June 9th, we are hosting a community ride in Millbrae. We need volunteers to ride with us and keep the group organized and riding smoothly. There are two routes, one for beginners and another for the more experienced riders. The routes do no exceed 5.5 miles, but there are a couple of little hills - bring those... read the whole blog post.
The Safe Routes to School program in Ravenswood City School District (East Palo Alto and Menlo Park) has kept my colleagues and me fairly busy over the last couple of weeks, and we wouldn’t have it any other way. Recently, we organized a pair of fun, community-building bike rides around town and a poster contest that made three particular students very happy.
On April 30 and May 29,... read the whole blog post.
Have you taken the VTA buses or Light Rail recently? If so, you might have spied some creative work promoting biking, walking, and transit.
The Santa Clara Safe Routes to School (SR2S) program teamed up with the City of Santa Clara, the Santa Clara Unified School District, and VTA to launch an exciting poster contest for students in grades K-8. The students were encouraged to submit... read the whole blog post.
Great news this week from our friends at BART BIKES ONboard. If you take your bike on BART, or want to do so in the future, take a moment to thank the BART Board members for working to improve access.
Greetings Bicycle Commuters and Supporters,
The BART Board voted at its May 23 meeting to lift the bike blackout starting July 1 for a five-month trial period. This is another step... read the whole blog post.