Over the weekend of November 16–17, more than 20 California College of the Arts (CCA) undergraduate design students participated in a “design sprint” for bicycle safety in Silicon Valley. Organized by Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition’s Roadway Safety Solutions Team and CCA’s Center for Art and Public Life, the challenge asked students to create an intervention campaign that would 1) improve... read the whole note.
I had to take the test to renew my driver’s license the other day, so I read the Driver Handbook the evening before, just to be on the safe side. To my surprise and delight, the new 2013 Handbook gives a lot of attention to bicyclists. There are 2-1/2 pages devoted to bicyclists, bicyclists' rights, and safety issues such as watching out for bikes making right turns or opening the car door,... read the whole note.
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 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
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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.
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 note.
Great news this week regarding the potential restriping of Alpine Road as it approaches and passes under Highway 280 in San Mateo County. SVBC has been looking to get improvements on this stretch of road for two years now, since the tragic death of cyclist Lauren Ward at that intersection in 2010. County Public Works staff has been working closely with SVBC members and staff to safely redesign... read the whole note.
If you were one of the over 270 guests that attended our Fifth Annual Dinner last week, then you know what fun we had. We would like to thank all our sponsors* who helped us make the dinner possible and the evening very special. In addition, we'd also like to thank the local businesses and industry partners for their generous donations of all the great product, vacations and services for our... read the whole note.
Our colleagues at California Bicycle Coalition and TransForm need you to contact your Assemblymember and ask them to support the latest version of the three-foot passing bill. Let's show them that Santa Clara and San Mateo County cyclists are behind this effort!
Thanks to an avalanche of emails, letters and phone calls from you and thousands of other bike-friendly Californians this... read the whole note.
Congratulations to Kevin Jackson, a Sunnyvale cyclist who put significant time and effort into passing the first reading of an anti-harassment ordinance in his town. The second reading will take place on July 17. The two readings give the public an extended chance to weigh in. Kevin's quick synopsis of the final vote is below.
I am extremely pleased to report that the BPAC-sponsored... read the whole note.