Pre-ride tour of new downtown bike projects with San José Bicyclist & Pedestrian Program Coordinator John Brazil starts at 5:30 by the City Hall Rotunda, 200 East Santa Clara Street. Refreshments and socializing start at 6, talk starts at 6:30. Hear from bike planning expert John Ciccarelli about how outside forces influence bicycle planning in the South Bay, followed by a discussion about... read the whole note.
As some of you may recall, SVBC has been working on a project to promote formation and improvement of Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committees (BPACs) in San Mateo County. We believe that BPACs and similar advisory bodies (Bicycle Commissions, Bicycle Advisory Committees) are an important way to institutionalize active transportation advocacy within a community. A forum for bicyclists and... read the whole note.
This guest blog entry from San José Trail Manager Yves Zsutty answers the timeless question, "What's so great about Helsinki?"
On a recent trip to Helsinki (capital of Finland), I was able to visit the city’s newest addition to its extensive network of off-street trails and on-street bikeways.
The newly opened trail extends across an older area of the city. It makes use of a... read the whole note.
Project to be developed per phasing plan: 1. Phase 1: 880 to Trimble 2. Phase 2: Trimble to Montague 3. Phase 3: Montague to Gold StreetGrading and oil pre-coat applied to support paving from 880 to Airport. Two layers of asphalt paving installed from 880 to Airport (expect to be done by 7/23). Grading occuring between Airport Parkway and Green Island Bridge.... read the whole note.
Here's the latest on San José trails from Trail Manager Yves Zsutty.
Highway 237 Bikeway Construction
Construction of the bikeway project between Zanker Road and Coyote Creek (north side) is nearly complete. Asphalt paving, striping, signage and fencing have all been installed. We conducted a final walk-through on June 18 and will bring a few outstanding issues to the... read the whole note.
The City of San José welcomes your attendance and participation at this meeting. The Department of Transportation will discuss plans to remove one travel lane and on-street parking on Hedding Street, so that dedicated bike lanes can be installed between the Guadalupe River Trail and 17th Street.
Your feedback will help City planners create a vital bicycle network connection that will... read the whole note.
Starting Monday, July 30, the next phase of work on Crystal Springs Pipeline No. 2 (CSPL2) will take place along Crystal Springs Road to replace a regional water delivery pipeline. To expedite this work and to ensure the safety of residents and motorists near the area, Crystal Springs Road will be closed 24 hours a day from El Cerrito Avenue to Polhemus Road from July 30 through Friday, August... read the whole note.
My commute to work on this beautiful Monday morning was marked by two notable bike lane situations. You see, last week I was honked at three times in one day and several times enjoyed the cooling yet alarming breeze caused by very big trucks leaving a very small space between themselves and me. (More people need to check out our safety tips, clearly.) So, I'm trying to seek out less crowded... read the whole note.
The Public Works Department is holding a community forum to discuss traffic concerns and operations along Ralston Ave. No one knows conditions on roads and in neighborhoods better than the people who live with those conditions every day. If there are problems, your comments will help us identify them, and deal with them quickly.
As part of budget year 2013 the City Council approved as... read the whole note.
Summer at the Bicycle Coalition is traditionally our "down" time. Our work load doesn't actually slow down much, but rather shifts to more administrative tasks - grant applications, pre-semester Safe Routes to School meetings, website tweaking, letterhead orders, program reports, et cetera. With the exception of our valet bike parking program, It's not always highly visible or very exciting... read the whole note.