About 90 residents came to San Jose City Hall on August 7 to help decide how a future Diridon Station Area will look like. One of the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition's main areas of advocacy is helping to shape the future of this rail hub and its surrounding neighborhoods.
The future will effect Caltrain, Amtrak, Ace, and BART, all of which allow "Bikes on Board". Bike sharing, a... read the whole note.
Bicycle Colorado will be staging a rally on the steps of the state capitol this evening to bring attention to the complete ban on cycling in Black Hawk, a small town 45 minutes west of Denver. According to Maggie Thompson of Bicycle Colorado, "Black Hawk is the only community in the country that has enforced a complete ban on bicycling."
Riding your bicycle through the streets of Black... read the whole note.
Good news broke out in a late night session of the Cupertino city council. Last night, at around 11:30 PM, the Cupertino City Council adopted a resolution and voted to deny a petition by residents on Scenic Circle who wanted to prevent access to the park's trails from their neighborhood.
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Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition members and volunteers were on hand to... read the whole note.
One of the best ways for cyclists to affect the state of cycling in their localities is by joining the bicycle/pedestrian advisory committee (B/PAC) in the town where they live or work. B/PACs are also utilized by transit authorities and other public agencies. Now Caltrain has announced that it will form its own bicycle advisory committee. This is a great opportunity for SVBC members in both... read the whole note.
As many of you know, following Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood's appearance at the National Bike Summit, he announced on his blog that "People across America who value bicycling should have a voice when it comes to transportation planning. This is the end of favoring motorized transportation at the expense of non-motorized." This announcement came alongside a policy revision that puts the... read the whole note.
The Safe Routes to School (SRTS) National Partnership needs our help to make biking and walking to school part of the nation's efforts to combat childhood obesity:
Last month, First Lady Michelle Obama announced the Let's Move initiative to solve the challenge of childhood obesity within a generation. An important component of that effort is the new Task Force on Childhood Obesity,... read the whole note.
SVBC members can now support bicycle advocacy while doing something they love - shopping for bike stuff!
The good people at Chain Reaction Bicycles in Redwood City and Los Altos are initiating a plan to donate 5% of all 2010 SVBC member purchases back to the Coalition.
Members just need to show their SVBC membership card one time, then they are in the system and will be giving... read the whole note.
The Metropolitan Traffic Commission (MTC) will be distributing Federal Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) funds, to be used in part to conduct Bay Area bicycle infrastructure projects that are on the Regional Bicycle Network (RBN). Funding will be available for projects in both Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties.
In San Mateo County, funding will be distributed to the county,... read the whole note.
A team of SVBC staff and board members will head to Washington D.C. next week to participate in the 2010 National Bike Summit. This year’s Summit marks ten years of cycling advocates from across the nation meeting to learn, share, and advocate in the nation’s capital. While in D.C., attendees will participate in workshops designed to unify our message on issues affecting the bicycling... read the whole note.
Safe Routes to School (SRTS) projects in the Bay Area have recently gotten a shot in the arm. SVBC, together with the Bay Area Bicycle Coalition, worked with the Metropolitan Traffic Commission (MTC) to secure SRTS funding in the Commission’s recent "Climate Action Plan." There is $17 million available for SRTS projects across the Bay Area, with $1.43 million and $4.04 million going to San... read the whole note.