san mateo county
On Saturday morning, 17 hearty riders met under the Redwood City sign to ride and collect notes on the good and the bad things about riding in this city of 80,000 in San Mateo County. This is one of a series of rides that San Mateo County cyclists have organized to highlight bicycle infrastructure, or the lack of it, in the county.
Woodside Rd. is a huge barrier for cyclists due to a... read the whole note.
In this morning's Palo Alto Daily News SVBC member and bicycle commuter Margaret Pye speaks out about the professionalism of SamTrans bus drivers and commends them for their civility.
Link to the complete letter: Palo Alto Daily News, December 7, 2010.
A number of cyclists and Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition members rode in the wet weather to provide comments to the community plan being developed for the North Fair Oaks Community, an unincorporated portion of southern San Mateo County. In a tangible show of support, cyclists (those who rode to the event) in attendance represented over 10% of total attendees.
This meeting was an... read the whole note.
Great news from San Mateo County Parks Department! Officials have announced plans to create six east-west "Bay to Ocean" trails spanning the San Francisco Peninsula. The trails will, as much as possible, be accessible to pedestrians, bicyclists, and equestrians.
More detailed planning for the trails will begin after the Parks Department hosts a series of public input meetings. Certainly... read the whole note.
Practicing bike skills in the open road. Photo credit Caryl Gay.
Congratulations to the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Redwood City for their successful Bike Safety Fair on Sunday. The event was their contribution to 350.org's global work party scheduled for 10/10/10 to address the problem of climate change. There were 7,347 events... read the whole note.
The City/County Association of Governments (C/CAG) of San Mateo County currently has four vacant seats for public members on the Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC). The BPAC provides advice and recommendations to the C/CAG Board of Directors on all matters relating to bicycle and pedestrian facilities planning and on the selection of projects for state and federal funding.... read the whole note.
Caltrain has formed a new Bicycle Advisory Committee which held its first meeting this week. The first items on the agenda which were administrative in nature, included electing the chair and vice-chair, informing the committee and staff the new email address (bac at caltrain (dot) com), and randomly selecting the term of each member (either one or two year term).
Caltran staff... read the whole note.
Last night's C/CAG (City/County Association of Governments of San Mateo) BPAC meeting was mostly devoted to updating the members on the progress of the San Mateo County Bike Plan which will replace the current plan published in 2000.
The county has chosen three heavy hitters in the Complete Streets universe to produce the County's Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan. They include:Eisen/... read the whole note.
The City of San Carlos announced last week that they are embarking on a project to increase bicycling and walking on the east side of the San Carlos Caltrain Station. A big portion of the funding came from MTC, a regional transportation funding agency.
(left: looking east from San Carlos Caltrain Station to E. San Carlos Ave. City of San Carlos)
The project will improve... read the whole note.
The Metropolitan Traffic Commission (MTC) will be distributing Federal Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) funds, to be used in part to conduct Bay Area bicycle infrastructure projects that are on the Regional Bicycle Network (RBN). Funding will be available for projects in both Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties.
In San Mateo County, funding will be distributed to the county,... read the whole note.