san mateo county
The SVBC Peninsula Committee met on February 3, 2012. Click here to download them.
The SVBC Peninsula Committee meets on the first Thursday of each month to discuss issues, events, and advocacy campaigns of interest to cyclists in San Mateo and Northern Santa Clara Counties. Join us for a social hour at 6:00 pm and the regular meeting at 6:30 pm, or come for just the meeting. Either way, you'll meet some fellow Peninsula pedalers and catch up on all things bike from Daly... read the whole note.
Things have been pretty exciting here at SVBC Global Headquarters lately. We're fast approaching the Fourth Annual Dinner, which I'm very glad to not be in charge of. My colleagues are doing a fantastic job and I have the luxury of just working on the communications for the event, editing copy, and helping figure out creative places to store items for the auction. Each year, our big fancy... read the whole note.
A couple of years ago, SVBC joined together with assorted regional advocates to encourage MTC to create a Safe Routes to Schools funding stream to help get communities up and running with Safe Routes programs. We were successful--as a result, VTA received $4.039M and C/CAG received $1.429 (the money was distributed relative to population).
VTA decided to run a competitive grants program... read the whole note.
Fair readers, forgive me while this blog entry delves deep into the language of policy-wonkiness. Hopefully several of you will be interested--after all, SVBC is an organization focused on systems change.
Recently, several SVBC members, the San Mateo County Heath Department, and other advocacy group leaders were invited to meet with C/CAG staff. The purpose of the meeting was to hear... read the whole note.
Gabriel Manzur Vera and his employer, Randazzo Enterprises, submitted a claim to the County of San Mateo Board of Supervisors last night, essentially seeking indemnity in last November's death of cyclist Lauren Ward. The claim suggests that Lauren's death was due to "a dangerous condition on public property created on or maintained by the county of San Mateo."
From the Palo Alto Daily... 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.
Well, it's all over with. The Silicon Valley Bike Advocacy Summit has come and gone. It was a pretty crazy ride for me over the last two or three months. It was the first time I had planned an event, and I had more questions than answers. Were people going to show up? Were the speakers going to confirm? What should the topics be? How big does the room need to be? Where will we get extra... read the whole note.
The first day of the Silicon Valley Bike Advocacy Summit is done, and I'm glad to say the day went wonderfully. This was SVBC's first-ever attempt at a multi-topic conference, so I was a bit nervous. I had nothing to fear! The speakers were informative and engaging, the audience was eager to participate, and the food was both plentiful and delicious!
Scott Bricker's keynote... read the whole note.
SVBC members and staff have been working with the San Mateo County of Public Works in an effort to redesign the Alpine Road underpass at 280. This was precipitated by the recent death of Lauren Ward.
I was invited to attend the monthly meeting of the club that Lauren's husband rides with last night. They are, understandably, motivated to help make the roads safer for cyclists at this... read the whole note.