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.
SVBC Executive Director Corinne Winter and Communications and Development Manager Colin Heyne recently presented the Bicycle Friendly Workplace program to a group of innovators and leaders at the Urban Next Summit, hosted by San Francisco Planning + Urban Research Association (SPUR) and CEOs for Cities.
The Urban Next Summit is designed to bring together innovators and community... read the whole note.
Late last month, new "No Parking" signs were unveiled on Woodside Road in Woodside, west of the Cañada Road intersection. The signs were installed in order to pacify a chaotic traffic situation that threatened cyclists, motorists, and pedestrians outside the local elementary school. Sharrows - bicycle icons painted in the traffic lane - were also installed to let motorists know that bicycles... read the whole note.
Caltrans is now taking applications for membership on the District 4 Bicycle Advisory Committee (D4 BAC).
As the bicycle advocacy organization for two counties in District 4, SVBC may assign two liaisons to serve as our organizations representatives to the D4 BAC.
The D4 BAC meets quarterly (January, April, July, October) on the third Wednesday of the month from 1:30 to 3:30... read the whole note.
SVBC recently selected San José City Councilmember Sam Liccardo, San José Deputy Department of Transportation Director Manuel Pineda, and Silicon Valley Leadership Group Vice President Shiloh Ballard to head to The Netherlands to participate in the Netherlands Bicycle Transportation Study Project. In fact, SVBC nominated three of just 11 Bay Area leaders that attended the Study Project.... read the whole note.
Although cycling is on the upswing in the South Bay, it has been a mostly a male dominated actvity. San Jose's Bike Party has changed this a bit with ever increasing numbers of women riders. SJBP has been an excellent way for new women riders to sample the joy of cycling and community with other women riders. July's Ladies Ride was a huge success with over 350 cyclists. For many this was... read the whole note.
The California State Parks system is proposing to use the Road and Trail Change-In-Use Program to allow the addition and removal of official recreational uses on roads and trails in State Park units.
The department has filed a Notice of Preparation (NOP) to prepare a Draft Program Environmental Impact Report to evaluate the impacts of the program. The Parks system is seeking public... read the whole note.
Recently, the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition published the Diridon Station Bicycling Manifesto, which incorporated improvements we'd like to see made to the Diridon Station Area. As many cyclists who travel through the area know, adequate road conditions are lacking - severely in some spots.
Road maintenance, connectivity issues, and lack of signage are all issues that cyclists face... read the whole note.
At a recent community meeting hosted by Greenbelt Alliance and the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition, residents came together to voice concerns about plans being proposed for the Diridon Station area. They shared the same misgivings as Scott Herhold noted in his column (Page B1, Aug. 29): —'Downtown' claim just a wet noodle."
MarketCenter has... read the whole note.
Residents, cyclists, families, students and neighborhood leaders gathered on Monday, August 23 to speak about the plan for Diridon Station. With an upcoming September San José City Council vote, the group voiced their concerns on the existing three conceptual alternatives that were presented at a city sponsored meeting on August 7.
The main topics on the agenda were land use issues,... read the whole note.