The most recent update in the Woodside Rd. parking debate is decidedly positive for cyclists. Soon after the Town of Woodside decided to allow special holiday parking on Woodside Rd., SVBC sent a letter (PDF) to Caltrans to explain our position and ask that the "No Parking" signage be enforced.
It seems Caltrans agrees with our stance. In a letter sent today from Caltrans to the Town of... 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.
Attendees enjoyed the VIP treatment.
SVBC hosted its Third Annual Dinner last Thurday, November 3, at the Decathlon Club in Santa Clara. The event was great – guests had a blast, got to hear some great speakers, scored some amazing deals in our silent and live auctions, and got to meet fellow members of the South Bay and Peninsula cycling... read the whole note.
On September 30, 2008 Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed AB 1358, The California Complete Streets Act. AB 1358 impacts local general plans by requiring local general plan circulation element updates "to plan for a balanced, multimodal transportation network that meets the needs of all users of the streets, roads, and highways for safe and convenient travel in a manner that is suitable to... read the whole note.
Portland, also known as Stumptown, Rose City, Bridgetown and PDX, became "Railtown" for a brief moment last week, when the city hosted the 16th Annual Rail~Volution under sunny skies and warm temperatures. The event seeks to foster greater involvement by public transit agencies in creating livable communities and linking to bicycle, pedestrian, and street networks as well as increasing... read the whole note.
Great news! The Town Council of Los Gatos has approved the network of bike paths proposed in the Santa Clara Countywide Bicycle Plan. This means that the town can now proceed with grant writing in pursuit of funding for the expanded trail system.
From the Mercury News:
The Santa Clara Countywide Bicycle Plan identifies 11 potential bike paths that would interconnect with... read the whole note.
Do you ride a bike in the City of San José? Wouldn’t you like to see more buildings in San José with quality bike parking for employees and visitors? Now’s your chance!
Let the San José City Council know you support the proposed new standards for more and better bike parking when new buildings are constructed in the City. Email the Mayor and City Council with a subject line like “... read the whole note.
This just landed in the SVBC mail bag. It's a trailer for Pedal Driven, a documentary chronicling the battle between DIY mountain bike trail blazers and the government agencies tasked with protecting the federal lands being illegally striped with singletrack. Now, here at SVBC we strictly do not advocate the breaking of laws. We do, however, often work to get laws changed. In that spirit, I... read the whole note.
SVBC members and staff, as well as members of the community at large, held their first meeting as the Redwood City Working Group. SVBC has formed a working group to provide input on bicycle-related projects to Redwood City staff. The workgroup is being formed primarily due to financial difficulties in Redwood City which have delayed institution of their Complete Streets Commission, which would... read the whole note.