The SVBC Bicycle Exchange is partnering with GreenTown Los Altos on March 31 to hold a used bike drive at Santa Rita Elementary School, located at 700 Los Altos Avenue in Los Altos. Please contact Jack Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are available to help at any time between 10:30 am and 2:00 pm. We will screen and accept bicycle donations and work with student mechanics to clean and... read the whole note.
We had a great start to the first monthly Membership Advisory Committee meeting this past week. Everyone came with great ideas and suggestions for how to grow and engage our membership base. Discussion revolved around outreach and member events. We decided our first task at hand is to reintroduce outreach training to get more members actively involved with SVBC and trained on how to spread our... read the whole note.
If you would like to get involved in bicycle advocacy in your area, consider attending a meeting of one of our local teams. Come join us to meet your cycling neighbors and get involved in local bike advocacy! Policy suggestions from the local teams will be submitted to the SVBC Policy Advisory Committee and help shape our advocacy efforts. We'll also plan for fun events and work on strategies... read the whole note.
Santa Clara Valley Transit Authority (VTA) is having a workshop on updated items for the county's Bicycle Technical Guidelines.
Topics currently under consideration are:Roundabouts and bike lanes Bollards or rather alternatives to bollards Woonerfs (shared bike/ped spaces), both residential and commercial and parklets Bike corrals Rural options for bike paths and shoulders Bulb-... read the whole note.
On Thursday, March 15, the Caltrain Bicycle Advisory Committee will meet at 1250 San Carlos Ave, San Carlos.
The agenda (PDF, 120 KB) includes the latest on bicyclists being bumped from trains, and a staff report regarding possible subsidy to "Warm Planet" bike facility at 4th and King in San Francisco. The staff person is new: Gina Simi, the interim Community Relations manager (... read the whole note.
SVBC is looking for at-large members to join our Membership Advisory Committee (the "Membership Committee"). The Membership Committee is an advisory committee only, but its recommendations are heavily relied upon by the Board of Directors and the Executive Director to make decisions regarding their efforts to increase the number of members and members' level of engagement in SVBC's work. You... read the whole note.
A Commute Solutions Workshop for San Mateo County-area employers will be held Wednesday, April 11th, at the new Facebook campus in Menlo Park. The event is sponsored by the San Mateo County Spare the Air Resource Team and the Bay Area Air Quality Management District to help small- and medium-sized employers learn about innovative and affordable ways they can promote commute alternatives to... read the whole note.
Don't miss this exciting opportunity to ride with the 342nd Lord Mayor of Dublin, Ireland, who will be in town visiting San Jóse on March 11. Celebrate St. Patrick's Day a week early! Roll up in your best green and enjoy this short seven-mile ride through downtown San Jóse with the Lord Mayor and San José Bike Party.
This ride is the result of the efforts of San José's Director of... read the whole note.
Join your fellow Palo Alto pedalers at this meeting that focuses on local events and advocacy issues. If you ride a bike in, around, through, or near Palo Alto (i.e., Los Altos, Mountain View, Menlo Park, etc.), head to this meeting of the minds to coordinate with your bike-friendly peers!