Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) is a set of innovative bus system enhancements that can provide high quality rapid transit service similar to light rail, but at a fraction of the cost. The Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) is proposing to introduce over 30 miles of BRT service along Silicon Valley's busiest bus corridors, including El Camino Real. Thanks to dedicated bus lanes, traffic-signal... read the whole note.
UPDATE (5/3): PG&E has assured us that they will limit "certain construction activities such as truck crossing and x-ray work during peak commute hours to minimize impacts to the path." They will also host an Energizer Station on the west side of the closure on Bike to Work Day, where staff will be available to explain the project and any future impacts to bikes and pedestrians.
The Peninsula Traffic Congestion Relief Alliance is launching a new campaign that aims to reduce single-occupant vehicles and rewards those who take public transit and/or bicycle to work.
Commuters who pledge to ride BART, Caltrain or SamTrans, or bicycle to work, at least eight times from April 1 to June 1, 2012 will be entered to win great prizes that include a $250 transit incentive... read the whole note.
The Drive Less Challenge is a fun way to try alternatives to driving your car to work, school, shopping and other local places. Walking, biking and taking transit instead of driving are great ways to live healthy and reduce car traffic, the largest source of CO2 emissions in the Bay Area!
Sign up at drivelesschallenge.com to use their game-like trip log, share your stories, and to join... read the whole note.
Bike to Work Day is just around the corner, which means it's time for another no-holds-barred SVBC membership drive drawing! Everybody who joins SVBC or renews their SVBC membership between April 1 and May 31 will be entered into a drawing to win fabulous prizes, including bike gear, apparel, and our grand prize - a new bike!
Click here to join or renew now! You'll be adding to SVBC's... read the whole note.
The following invitation comes from Stuart Cohen, Executive Director at SVBC partner organization TransForm.
At TransForm, we believe all Californians deserve transportation choices: safe, abundant, affordable, and reliable options for getting where you need to go on foot, bicycle and public transportation.
Sadly, this is very low on the priority list for most of our leaders.... read the whole note.
The Santa Clara County Spare the Air Resource Team, a project of the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, is conducting a survey of Bay Area commuters in order to learn how commuters use (or don't use) commute time -- perhaps commuters work during the commute, read, or do something else entirely. Gathering this information will assist us in raising awareness about the quality of life... read the whole note.
Here are the latest San José trails updates from Trail Manager Yves Zsutty.Highway 237 Bikeway Construction
Construction of the bikeway project between Zanker Road and Coyote Creek (north side) continues. Two layers of asphalt concrete have been installed (on April 9 and 17). The warm-mix asphalt pavement recycles existing and degraded asphalt pavement found on site. The project... read the whole note.
San José cyclists: If you live or work here in "The Capital of Silicon Valley," we need you to act fast to let the City Council know that you support new bike infrastructure on 3rd, 4th, 10th, and 11th Streets as well as Almaden Boulevard, in the downtown area. SVBC has worked with the San José Department of Transportation, which has done a great job with public outreach surrounding this... read the whole note.
In February, State Senator Alan Lowenthal of Long Beach introduced SB 1464, the new three-foot passing bill the California Bicycle Coalition is cosponsoring with the City of Los Angeles. It's identical to last year's three-foot bill (SB 910), but without the language the governor found problematic.
Click here to learn more about the bill.
At a State Capitol hearing on Tuesday,... read the whole note.