svbc in the media
Thanks to Alexei Koseff of Peninsula Press for this excellent piece on efforts to get East Palo Alto youth walking and biking safely.
With funding from the California Department of Transportation’s Safe Routes to School Program, Ravenswood officials conducted a traffic study around each school in the district. Now, they are working with the city to address trouble spots where... read the whole note.
Facebook is taking a leading position in promoting the bicycle for everyday use by funding the construction of a comprehensive network of bike lanes in Menlo Park and East Palo Alto on routes leading to its new Menlo Park Campus, and working with other Silicon Valley employers to contribute financially to the completion of a missing one-... read the whole note.
There isn't much that will get me out of bed at 6:30 on a Saturday morning. The (very) short list of motivational morning events includes flights to tropical destinations, medical emergencies, earthquakes (magnitude 6.0 or above), and waffles. I can now add youth-centric bike bridge ribbon cuttings to that list.
On Saturday, November 19, I was invited to speak at the ribbon cutting for... read the whole note.
Executive Director Corinne Winter was recently interviewed for an article in Self Magazine about the healthiest American cities for women. The article was also released on MSNBC.com:
4. Safest: San Jose, Calif. These big-city streets remain small-town safe, with one-third fewer violent crimes and nearly 60 percent fewer fatal car crashes than average. Wide sidewalks and bike lanes help... read the whole note.
Lo and behold, Bicycling Magazine wrote a short article about SVBC's bike move to our new office last fall. Check it out in the May issue on page 38.
I think it's pretty neat. I don't believe that I've ever seen a bike advocacy group even mentioned in the magazine... perhaps it will help inspire the magazine's more sport-oriented readers to use their bikes more for transportation.
My boss, Corinne Winter, the Executive Director of SVBC, will join 99 other outstanding women to be featured in the Women of Influence special publication in the March 18 issue of the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal.
Being one of 100 select women in Silicon Valley is no small feat, especially considering that Corinne heads a community based non-profit, not a major... read the whole note.
Volunteers wait to turn in front of a gas station. The irony was palpable.
Over 20 volunteers came out to Willow Glen this past Saturday to pack up and haul the contents of the SVBC office across town to our new home at 1922 The Alameda. Trailers, panniers, racks, packs, and even a converted hand dolly were put to use carrying the organization's office supplies and... read the whole note.
The crowds brought downtown to life on a Saturday afternoon.
The Mattson Technology ViaVelo was a fun day in the sun for everyone. An estimated 3-5 thousand people came out to downtown San José on Saturday to enjoy the thrill of car-free streets.
County Supervisor Ken Yeager joined in the fun. The event was the perfect Saturday activity for families. The Santa Clara County Parks... read the whole note.
SVBC keeps making the news lately. It's always great to get our name in the news - the increased visibility brings more attention to our cause and our programs. Click through to these latest features and be sure to share the links with friends.Executive Director Corinne Winter wrote to the San Mateo Daily Journal to drum up Bike to Work Day participation: http://www.smdailyjournal.com/... 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.