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 Sunnyvale Family Fun Ride on May 19, 2012. This event aims to bring families out to ride their bikes together and see how fun it can be to pedal around their community, with the ultimate goal of promoting Safe Routes to Schools. The... read the whole note.
At SVBC, we are committed to helping raise healthy and active children. Through our Safe Routes to School programs, we prepare children with the safety knowledge they need to stay healthy and active by bicycling and walking to school.
Not long ago, half of all children got to school by biking or walking. Today, just 15 percent of school children bike or walk to school. An international... read the whole note.
Think back to your elementary school days; remember that distinct sound of echoing hallways, that alluring smell of the cafeteria/gymnasium during lunch when pizza was on the menu… and the bonus of chocolate milk. Well, these are the types of flashbacks I’ve been getting these past few weeks as I have been visiting schools all over the Peninsula and the South Bay.
In East Palo Alto, we... read the whole note.
As the newest member of the SVBC team, my first few days were spent getting to know the office, finding my way around Santa Clara, and learning how to use a PC. Now that I’ve got that out of the way, I’ve been getting down to business on the Safe Routes to School curriculum.
It’s been exciting to look around at the other counties and states doing different Safe Routes programs, and see... read the whole note.
I'm happy to announce that SVBC is expanding again. As a result of our Safe Routes to School work in Santa Clara and East Palo Alto, we were in need of an assistant to help Ernesto get the programs rolling successfully. The applicant review process was tough, but we finally whittled down the group of very qualified candidates and hired Anna Kingsmith.
Anna comes from a background in... read the whole note.
TransForm and the Safe Routes to School National Partnership are kicking off a powerful new collaboration of advocates like you, health professionals, and planning experts: the Healthy Transportation Network. The Network's goal is to shape big, pivotal transportation decisions in the Bay Area so they yield healthy outcomes for all.
They want you to join the Network!
Get plugged... read the whole note.
You probably noticed the re-do of our website. It is still a work in progress, causing us all various degrees of frustration, including for our web developer, who is working hard to get it finished. It is going to be great when it is finished. In addition to the redesign, which is a lot in itself, we moved to a new host. This will be better in the long run, as our former long-time host... read the whole note.
This timely blog just in from SVBC Board of Directors member Ian Dewar. Listen up and act fast!
The Future of transportation is here… and it does not look good for cyclists.
On Thursday Feb 2nd, the House Transportation committee will take the first vote on the new transportation bill called the American Energy and Infrastructure Jobs Act. This bill shockingly eliminates all... read the whole note.
As part of our mission to get more people on bikes, SVBC feels it is extremely important that everyone knows how to ride a bike safely. Our education efforts teach children and adults safe-riding skills that help them get around confidently by bike.
Through our Safe Routes to School programs, we prepare young students with the safety knowledge they need to stay healthy and active by... read the whole note.
Our friends at the Safe Routes to School National Partnership are looking to California bicycle advocates to help them in their fight to keep biking and walking funded at the federal level. They need your help!
Next Thursday, February 2, the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee will vote on the House transportation bill, which will eliminate crucial funds for bicycling... read the whole note.