People enjoying a bike ride into or out of Portola Valley along Alpine Road can breathe a sigh of relief as they pedal their way through this picturesque slice of San Mateo County. Once one of the most intimidating freeway underpasses in the county, this junction with Highway 280 has now been repainted, with bike lanes on both sides dyed a bright green and outlined with striped white buffers.... read the whole note.
Last Friday, SVBC hosted a meeting with local advocates and Caltrans representatives to discuss the recent chip seal maintenance job on Highway 35. SVBC heard from a number of our members that the riding experience on Highway 35 had been significantly degraded as a result of the recent chip seal--and we responded.
Our invitation to Caltrans resulted in eight of their staff members... read the whole note.
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January 18, 2013
California Transportation Commission Bimla Rhinehart, Executive Director
Malcolm Dougherty, Director and Bijan Sartipi, District 4 Director Caltrans
Re: Chip seal resurfacing on State Highways
Dear Commissioners, Ms. Rhinehart, Mr. Dougherty, and Mr. Sartipi:
Highway 35 was recently... read the whole note.
San Mateo County Department of Public Works has prepared a modified design of Alpine Road under Highway 280 after incorporating some of our input. Due to their grant funding timeline, this is moving very quickly and they will be submitting their encroachment permit to Caltrans in the very near future--probably next week. Our window for making minor adjustments to the design is short, and it's... read the whole note.
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 note.
November 14, 2012
San Mateo County Board of Supervisors Hall of Justice 400 County Center Redwood City, CA 94063
VIA EMAIL: email@example.com
RE: Alpine Road/Highway 280 intersection
I am writing to share Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition’s position on the current circumstances regarding the Alpine Road/Highway 280... read the whole note.
November 7, 2012
Yolanda Rivas, Branch Chief Division of Environmental Planning & Engineering Caltrans District 4 111 Grand Avenue Oakland, CA 94623 VIA EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
Re: Willow Road/Highway 101 interchange
Dear Ms. Rivas:
Thank you for the opportunity to comment on Caltrans' US Route 101/Willow Road Interchange Project. The mission of Silicon... read the whole note.
The Final Environmental Document (FED) for the US 101/Broadway Interchange Reconstruction Project is now available online. To see the FED, head to http://www.smcta.com/us_route_101_broadway_interchange_project.asp.
Comments submitted on the Draft Environmental Document, and the responses to them, can be found in Appendix J of the FED.
Last night, pedestrians, cyclists, and residents filled the cafeteria at Castlemont elementary school in Campbell to learn how Caltrans will solve one of the most frustrating traffic problems in the valley - the 880/280/Stevens Creek interchange. As many shoppers at this time of the year are well aware, the interchange turns into a very expensive parking lot. For cyclists, the Stevens Creek... read the whole note.
Caltrans is now taking applications for membership on the District 4 Bicycle Advisory Committee (D4 BAC).
As the bicycle advocacy organization for two counties in District 4, SVBC may assign two liaisons to serve as our organizations representatives to the D4 BAC.
The D4 BAC meets quarterly (January, April, July, October) on the third Wednesday of the month from 1:30 to 3:30... read the whole note.