Results of a study in Palo Alto have recently been published, and the news is great for cyclists. Traffic calming measures implemented on Arastradero Road two years ago seem to be responsible for a drastic reduction in the number of collisions involving motorists and cyclists. The City's report shows the traffic calming had a number of benefits, including reduced incidents of speeding and... read the whole note.
As many of you know, SVBC convened a unique closed session at our April Silicon Valley Bike Summit to pull together law enforcement, elected officials, and city leaders to discuss the road safety issues facing our area. That group had a subsequent meeting and is now calling itself the Roadway Safety Solutions Team and is emerging as a powerful collaborative.
At our last meeting, we... read the whole note.
Please join the City of San José for an update on its plans to place dedicated bike lanes on Ocala Avenue (between Capitol Expressway and South White Road). This project will include the reduction of one travel lane in each direction in order to accommodate the implementation of buffered bike lanes. Minimal parking impacts are anticipated with this project.
Your attendance and feedback... read the whole note.
The City of Mountain View invites you to the dedication and grand opening of the Stevens Creek Trail bridge over Highway 85 on Saturday, June 23, 2012 at 10:00 a.m.
Following the dedication ceremony, there will be a ribbon cutting and the trail will be opened to the public.
The event will be held on the Sleeper Avenue side of the Highway 85 bridge. If you would like more... read the whole note.
People for Bikes President Tim Blumenthal is reaching out to advocates around the country for our help in preserving federal funding for bike and pedestrian projects. Act today to let the your Senators and Representative know that this funding is important to their constituencies, and pass this request on to friends and families in less bike-friendly districts and states.
During recent... read the whole note.
I had the opportunity to check out some of the innovative bike facilities in New York last week--in the best way possible: riding around on a rented tourist bike.
First, let me say that the City produces an amazing bike map, and the new High Line park is really cool. Second--although they have some neat facilities, there are still some issues... exemplified by times like when my partner... read the whole note.
The City of Mountain View invites you to the dedication and grand opening of the Permanente Creek Trail bridge over Highway 101 and tunnel under Old Middlefield Way on Tuesday, June 12 at 2:00 p.m.! Following the dedication ceremony, there will be a ribbon cutting and the trail will be opened to the public. The event will be held in the back of the parking lot at 900 Alta Avenue in Mountain... read the whole note.
Come share your ideas and learn more about plans for a new pedestrian-&-bicycle-only bridge over Highway 101. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to improve and connect East Palo Alto!
Come learn more about the project at the public open house from 2:00 to 6:30pm and share your feedback at the public workshop 4:00 to 6:00 pm. Refreshments will be provided.
¡Vamos a... read the whole note.
UPDATE 5/31: A suggested bicycle detour route has been provided - see directions at the bottom of this post. A map of the detour can be found by clicking here (PDF, 1.75 MB).
Crystal Springs Road between Polhemus and Skyline/Hwy 35, in unincorporated San Mateo County just south of the Town of Hillsborough, will be closed be for 18 consecutive days from Monday, June 11th to Friday, June... read the whole note.
This guest blog was submitted by Wendee Crofoot of the Mountain View Coalition for Sustainable Planning.
Mountain View has a lack of convenient on street bike parking, the solution is more conspicuous, convenient, and plentiful racks. Bicyclists lock their bikes to tree cages, light posts, and railings that were designed to assist the elderly and disabled.
Do you live, work,... read the whole note.