I had a particularly wonkish win yesterday.
Bear with me: yesterday morning, I learned that the Metropolitan Transportation Commission's Programming and Allocations Committee unanimously rejected a recommendation from staff that the Commission revise language in the TDA Article 3 funding requirements that would eliminate the requirement that municipalities with a population greater than... read the whole note.
Join the VTA/Santa Clara County Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee for this open house event. County staff will present a number of projects to the committee and the public for feedback. Projects include:A number of repaving projects throughout the county. New traffic lanes on Central Expressway. Safety improvements to Stevens Canyon Road. Adding freeway-like segments to Lawrence... read the whole note.
This update provided by Laura Smith of the Campbell BPAC. Thanks, Laura!
Campbell Avenue Portals Project: This ongoing project now has funding for the design phase. Bascially, the portals would go under Highway 17 where it crosses over Campbell Avenue. This would allow safer traveling along this portion of Campbell Avenue for pedestrians and bicyclists. (There are links on the City... read the whole note.
The City/County Association of Governments (C/CAG) of San Mateo County currently has four vacant seats for public members on the Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC). The BPAC provides advice and recommendations to the C/CAG Board of Directors on all matters relating to bicycle and pedestrian facilities planning and on the selection of projects for state and federal funding.... read the whole note.
Thanks as always to Laura Smith for providing us this update from the Campbell BPAC. Are you on a BPAC, BAC, or other committee or commission that advises on bicycle matters? Share the latest news about your hard work! Email colin@bikesiliconvalley to discuss becoming a BPAC reporter.
Winchester Blvd Improvements (Phase 1): This project is complete. It turned out well and makes valuable... read the whole note.
Thanks to Laura Smith of the Campbell Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) for this update.
Campbell Avenue Portals Project Design Phase: This is a project to put portals under Hwy 17 where it crosses over Campbell Avenue. This will make is easier and safer to walk or bike along this stretch of Campbell Avenue. Two public meetings have already been held and the project... read the whole note.
As some of you may recall, SVBC has been working on a project to promote formation and improvement of Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committees (BPACs) in San Mateo County. We believe that BPACs and similar advisory bodies (Bicycle Commissions, Bicycle Advisory Committees) are an important way to institutionalize active transportation advocacy within a community. A forum for bicyclists and... 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.
South San Francisco is recruiting for its Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC). There is a lot to be done to connect SSF's neighborhoods, downtown, schools, transit infrastructure, and the jobs and businesses located east of Highway 101. Be a part of that change!
The BPAC meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 6:00 pm. Members review and prioritize TDA Article 3... read the whole note.
Thanks to Laura Smith of Campbell's BPAC for this update!
Winchester Boulevard Improvements (Phase 1): This whole project involving Winchester Boulevard north and south of Campbell Avenue is scheduled to be completed by the end of June. Still needed are the installation of new street lights, decorative cross walks at the intersection of Campbell Avenue and Winchester Boulevard and... read the whole note.