san mateo county
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.
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.