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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).
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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.
The February meeting of the C/CAG (City and County Associated Governments) San Mateo County has been cancelled. The meeting was originally scheduled for February 25. No other details were given by C/CAG.
Safe Routes to School (SRTS) projects in the Bay Area have recently gotten a shot in the arm. SVBC, together with the Bay Area Bicycle Coalition, worked with the Metropolitan Traffic Commission (MTC) to secure SRTS funding in the Commission’s recent "Climate Action Plan." There is $17 million available for SRTS projects across the Bay Area, with $1.43 million and $4.04 million going to San... read the whole note.
Thanks to some dedicated Peninsula cyclists, Caltrans District 4 has stepped in to consider alternatives to a dangerous Pacifica intersection. Recently, SVBC members, Pacifica city staff, and Caltrans Bicycle Coordinator Ina Gerhard conducted a site visit to consider ways to make the intersection safer.
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Pat Giorni, a local cyclist, sums it up when she states, "... read the whole note.
Throughout 2009, the San Carlos Transportation and Circulation Commission, (the "T&C") studied various options to improve traffic flow around the Holly/Highway 101 area.
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On January 25, 2010, the City Council unanimously accepted the recommendations of the T&C. The Mark Thomas Company will spend most of 2010 on a Project Study Report, to fine tune the... read the whole note.
Sue Lempert, former Mayor of the City of San Mateo weighs in on Safe Routes to School in this morning's San Mateo Daily Journal.The walking bus
From: The San Mateo County Daily Journal
Did you know that from 1969 to 2001, the percentage of students walking and bicycling to school declined dramatically from 41 percent to 13 percent?
Are you aware that during the same... read the whole note.
Of course we all know that line from Charles Dickens' "A Tale of Two Cities" but it also describes the current state of cycling on the Peninsula and in the South Bay.
With the recent fatality on the Hillsdale Ave. overpass to US Hwy. 101 (as well as another fatality in October), we as a community of cyclists all share some of the anguish and pain. We all have our reasons for why we... read the whole note.