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If you're a fan of bike lanes, bike boulevards, bikes on transit, Bike to Work Week, and other bicycle-centric street designs, transportation alternatives, and events, then you are a fan of the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition. We are the voice for cyclists in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties, here to make riding... 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.
The poster for ViaVelo has been finalized! Isn't it enchanting?
If you're not yet familiar with ViaVelo, check out the webpage at http://bikesiliconvalley.org/mattson-viavelo2010. Show up to have fun, volunteer, or promote your green organization. It's urban free-wheelin' fun!
Wow, the San José Cycling Classic is going to be a huge undertaking this year. The week-long celebration of all things cycle related has something for everyone - families, racers, weekend warriors, commuters, and casual pedalers. Let's let the City of San José sum it all up:
The San José Cycling Classic will be held May 15-20 throughout San Jose in conjuction with the upcoming Amgen... read the whole note.
No, silly, I don't mean that you should spread infection! I'm referring to the new interweb phenomenon known as the Facebook. The Mattson Technology ViaVelo now has a Facebook event page to let people know all about the awesomeness that will soon overtake downtown San José. Check out the new page and then spread it to all your friends as you would cheer, happiness, or mononucleosis.
The Employer Toolkit Stuffing Party held at Palo Alto Bicycles on Tuesday, March 30 was a complete success! During 2½ hours of fun, 12 amazing volunteers helped stuff close to 800 envelopes with Bike to Work Day (BTWD) information that will be sent out to as many Silicon Valley companies.
The remarkable job of our volunteers helps us raise awareness of not just BTWD, but bicycling for... read the whole note.
While making the trip to Capitol Hill this month, a group of us called on Congresswoman Jackie Speier, who represents the 12th District. District 12 encompasses the western portions of San Francisco and both the coast and bay side areas of San Mateo county, as far south as Redwood City. While advocating for cycling related bills such as Safe Routes to School and the Active Community... 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.
“Just because we don’t pay for parking, doesn’t mean the cost of parking goes away”
Last night, for a few hours at least, San Jose was the center of the livable streets universe.
Professor Donald Shoup, author of the book "The High Cost of Free Parking," came to San Jose to discuss an issue that is a major concern to downtown residents, workers, arts patrons, and any one... read the whole note.
Donald Appleyard’s seminal 1981 book Livable Streets revealed the detrimental effects of automobile traffic on street life and communities. How has this influential book affected city planning and transport policies since then? In this talk, hear about contemporary evidence of automobile impacts and best practices from places where livable streets have become a priority.
This event will... read the whole note.