On Movember 23rd, SVBC member Dave Jones is hosting the First Annual Mustache Ride, a fun bike ride starting in Sunnyvale in support of Movember. Movember is a nonprofit organization that aspires “to have an everlasting impact on the face of men’s health,” through awareness and fundraising for a variety of men’s health issues. The ride will be an easy 14-mile flat route that will use many... read the whole note.
Join Sunnyvale City Council candidates for their take on transportation and environmental sustainability. This is the perfect opportunity to learn how the candidates plan to promote active transportation in your community!
Moderated by Marianna Grossman, President and Executive Director, Sustainable Silicon Valley. Co-hosted by the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, Friends of Caltrain,... read the whole note.
The County Roads and Airports Department is seeking community input to help shape the future of Lawrence Expressway improvements. The County is partnering with the cities of Santa Clara and Sunnyvale to address traffic congestion at the intersections at Reed Avenue/Monroe Street, Kifer Road, and Arques Avenue. There may be a possibility of replacing the signals with interchanges.
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The City of Sunnyvale, in cooperation with Caltrans, is proposing to rehabilitate the Fair Oaks Bride to upgrade the integrity of the structure and widen the bridge to accommodate improved pedestrian and bicycle facilities. In addition to general bridge rehabilitation and widening, the project will include intersection improvements where the bridge touches down at Kifer Road and at Evelyn... read the whole note.
The Sunnyvale City Council will hold a public hearing on September 11 at 7:00 pm at the Sunnyvale City Hall City Council Chambers. The Council will consider whether to reconfigure Patoria Avenue to provide bicycle facilities.
The City Council welcomes public input at this hearing. A written staff report will be available on the City's web site at www.sunnyvale.ca.gov after 7:00 pm on... read the whole note.
Congratulations to Kevin Jackson, a Sunnyvale cyclist who put significant time and effort into passing the first reading of an anti-harassment ordinance in his town. The second reading will take place on July 17. The two readings give the public an extended chance to weigh in. Kevin's quick synopsis of the final vote is below.
I am extremely pleased to report that the BPAC-sponsored... read the whole note.
Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) is a set of innovative bus system enhancements that can provide high quality rapid transit service similar to light rail, but at a fraction of the cost. The Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) is proposing to introduce over 30 miles of BRT service along Silicon Valley's busiest bus corridors, including El Camino Real. Thanks to dedicated bus lanes, traffic-signal... read the whole note.
Join Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition as we ride to promote Safe Routes to Schools in Santa Clara County. Once again, SVBC is partnering with the City of Sunnyvale, Traffic Safe Communities Network and Stanford Hospital Trauma Services to put on the second annual Family Fun Bike Ride on May 19, 2012.
This event aims to bring families out to ride their bikes together and see how fun it... read the whole note.
UPDATE (5/3): PG&E has assured us that they will limit "certain construction activities such as truck crossing and x-ray work during peak commute hours to minimize impacts to the path." They will also host an Energizer Station on the west side of the closure on Bike to Work Day, where staff will be available to explain the project and any future impacts to bikes and pedestrians.