Senator Boxer is meeting with House leaders TODAY to decide the fate of biking and walking programs in Congress. Federally supported walking and biking programs like Safe Routes to School will be on the line in today's meeting between Senator Boxer and Representative Mica. This is a critical time, and we need your involvement today.
With our national partners, SVBC is asking you to call... read the whole note.
As mentioned in the May trails update, the Lower Guadalupe River Creek Trail in San José will be closed for paving from June 2012 through May 2013. Here's the latest on that project.
Recent progress:Construction contract awarded to Wattis Construction of San Jose. Submittals for detour and construction signage reviewed and approved for use. Pre-Construction site visit conducted on... read the whole note.
See Item 7, below, for business affecting cyclists crossing Highway 101 at Holly Street. Read more about the issue, including a letter from SVBC, at http://bikesiliconvalley.org/2012/06/san-carlos-holly-interchange-update....
A G E N D A Agenda materials may be viewed in City Engineer's Office on Thursday preceding the meeting.
CHAIRPERSON: Margaret Pye
COMMISSION:... read the whole note.
The City of San Carlos is expanding the Holly interchange. There are two options currently being considered. One is with on-road lanes and sharrows, with difficult high-speed traffic conditions and crossing through motorists who are using through/right lanes getting onto 101 South from eastbound Holly. The other proposes a separated pathway on the south side of Holly that travels under the on-... read the whole note.
Congratulations to the winners of our 2012 Spring Membership Drive! Our drive pushed SVBC past the 1,000-member mark, a particularly potent milestone. The winners were all new members to SVBC, so we're happy we could welcome them with some fabulous prizes! Help us congratulate:
Grand prize winner: Jeff, Mountain View Prize: Specialized Sirrus Elite bike, generously donated by... read the whole note.
As many of you know, SVBC convened a unique closed session at our April Silicon Valley Bike Summit to pull together law enforcement, elected officials, and city leaders to discuss the road safety issues facing our area. That group had a subsequent meeting and is now calling itself the Roadway Safety Solutions Team and is emerging as a powerful collaborative.
At our last meeting, we... read the whole note.
UPDATE 7/23: This position has been filled. Thanks to all who applied.
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition (SVBC) is seeking a talented and energetic Event and Volunteer Coordinator to help with valet bike parking at community events, outreach tabling, and volunteer recruitment. The hours for this Event Coordinator position are approximately 20-30 hours/week through the end of September,... read the whole note.
UPDATE 7/23: Applications for this position are no longer being accepted. Thank you to all who applied.
SVBC is hiring Safe Routes to School Coordinators to administer on-site bicycle and pedestrian safety education to elementary and middle school students. These positions are crucial to introducing students to valuable walking and biking safety skills so that they can grow up active... read the whole note.
Please join the City of San José for an update on its plans to place dedicated bike lanes on Ocala Avenue (between Capitol Expressway and South White Road). This project will include the reduction of one travel lane in each direction in order to accommodate the implementation of buffered bike lanes. Minimal parking impacts are anticipated with this project.
Your attendance and feedback... read the whole note.
The City of Mountain View invites you to the dedication and grand opening of the Stevens Creek Trail bridge over Highway 85 on Saturday, June 23, 2012 at 10:00 a.m.
Following the dedication ceremony, there will be a ribbon cutting and the trail will be opened to the public.
The event will be held on the Sleeper Avenue side of the Highway 85 bridge. If you would like more... read the whole note.