We had a great meeting of the SVBC San Jose Team last night. Thanks to everybody who came out, and thanks to Pho 69 for giving us a quiet, spacious loft to meet in!
The meeting was a great opportunity for bike advocates, hopeful bike-riders-to-be, and recent bike-friendly transplants to San Jose to meet each other, meet several SVBC staff members, and catch up on what San Jose is doing... read the whole note.
Our friends at the Safe Routes to School National Partnership are looking to California bicycle advocates to help them in their fight to keep biking and walking funded at the federal level. They need your help!
Next Thursday, February 2, the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee will vote on the House transportation bill, which will eliminate crucial funds for bicycling... read the whole note.
I attended the Menlo Park Planning Commission meeting on Monday night to deliver some comments regarding the Facebook environmental impact report (EIR) on behalf of SVBC. I mentioned the fact that the bicycle would be a great way to mitigate some of the traffic, noise, and air pollution that the EIR cites as "areas of controversy." It's not unusual for me to visit such meetings and comment on... read the whole note.
Our colleagues at the Safe Routes to School National Partnership are making a special push in California this week, and they need you to contact your State Assembly and Senate Members TODAY.ACTION ALERT -Contact your California State Assembly and Senate Members this Week. -Ask Them to Sign-On to a California Letter to Senator Boxer urging her to protect Safe Routes to School and bike/ped... read the whole note.
Okay, let's talk gear. Normally, we at SVBC do not concern ourselves with the type of bike people ride, as it is of little importance to us what you ride, so long as you are able to do so safely. However, I feel the need to delve into gear today - and the riding styles gear influences - as some people have taken up the misguided belief that SVBC is here solely to promote this:
Of... read the whole note.
Photo credit Patt Baenen, Scaled-Up Productions.
The Stanford Trauma Bike Safety Summit was held in the Li Ka Shing Center at Stanford University on November 9, 2011. The purpose of the Summit was to bring together community leaders to identify and address the causes of preventable bicycle crashes and plan for solutions to reduce them. The event was motivated by an unacceptable number... read the whole note.
The League of American Bicyclists has created an online form to protest the inclusion of a mandatory sidepath law in the draft Senate transportation authorization bill. More information below.
The draft of the Senate's transportation authorization bill, S. 1813 Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act, includes language that would introduce a mandatory sidepath law on roads in... read the whole note.
Californian bicycle leaders: (l to r) CBC board member Andrew Casteel, Safe Routes to School National Partnership Executive Director Deb Hubsmith, CBC Communications Director Jim Brown and Executive Director Dave Snyder, and our own Corinne Winter enjoy a bonding moment.
Last weekend, Corinne and I headed down to the California Bike Summit - in the car capital of the country, Los... read the whole note.
Join SVBC and hundreds of other cycling advocates from all around the country at the National Bike Summit in March! The Summit is a great way to learn more about bike issues, swap strategies with other individuals and organizations, network with other bike advocates, and have fun!
SVBC has been attending the National Bike Summit for years, and it's a great opportunity to touch bases... read the whole note.
Things have been pretty exciting here at SVBC Global Headquarters lately. We're fast approaching the Fourth Annual Dinner, which I'm very glad to not be in charge of. My colleagues are doing a fantastic job and I have the luxury of just working on the communications for the event, editing copy, and helping figure out creative places to store items for the auction. Each year, our big fancy... read the whole note.