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.
Preparations for Bike to Work Day involve lots of work - and lots of fun. If you are an SVBC member who would like to be involved in coordinating the biggest bicycle event of the year, you are invited to join a Bike to Work Day subcommittee in your county.
Our San Mateo County members have already gotten the ball rolling; their subcommittee meets the first Thursday of each month, from 6... read the whole note.
The Quarterly Report is back! Take a look and enjoy a thorough review of all that SVBC accomplished in the last few months of 2009. All the events, advocacy, and community participation are included.
If you are new to SVBC, the Quarterly Report is a great way to familiarize yourself with the work of our volunteers, Board of Directors, and staff. If you're a long-time member who keeps... read the whole note.
There is an easy new way to help support SVBC, just by keeping track of the miles you already rack up on your bike! Chain Reaction Bicycles has generously chosen to sponsor SVBC through the Plus 3 Network. Plus 3 is a social networking/charity/physical fitness website that uses charitable giving as motivation for personal fitness.
We would like to thank Chain Reaction for taking us on... read the whole note.
At the end of 2009, the SVBC Board of Directors voted to move its meetings to a quarterly schedule. The first meeting of the year will be on March 18. The following meetings are scheduled for June 17 and September 16. More information will be available on the SVBC Calendar as the dates approach.
The Bicycle Exchange just concluded its best year ever. Over 430 bikes were donated to partner charities in 2009! At the end of the year get together/workday, awards were presented to the dedicated team of volunteers. Help us congratulate these hard working parts people, sweeper-uppers, and gnomes...David Geraghly - All Around Workshop Guy Doug Shaker - Big Spender Jack Miller - Bike... read the whole note.
The Second Annual SVBC Benefit was a smashing success. The setting, the speakers, the sense of a community coming together all made the night special.
Our speakers, Chris Horner and John Burke, were fascinating. Chris charmed us all with his tales of the ups and down of racing. John inspired the crowd with anecdotes of historical wisdom and a rousing call to action. When the two... read the whole note.