SVBC is engaged in a Safe Routes to Schools program in East Palo Alto. We are working with the Ravenswood City School District and the San Mateo County Office of Education to implement a program that will enhance safety and encourage kids to walk and bike to school.
This week we had a SR2S Task Force meeting with community leaders in East Palo Alto. The support for the program was... read the whole note.
Our colleagues at the Safe Routes to School National Partnership are making a special push in California this week, and they need you to contact your State Assembly and Senate Members TODAY.ACTION ALERT -Contact your California State Assembly and Senate Members this Week. -Ask Them to Sign-On to a California Letter to Senator Boxer urging her to protect Safe Routes to School and bike/ped... read the whole note.
As you all may have heard, we are extremely excited about partnering with the San Mateo County Office of Education to implement Safe Routes to School programs at eleven schools in East Palo Alto’s Ravenswood City School District. The program will focus on promoting safety for all students and parents while they travel to and from school, whether they’re walking, bicycling or driving. But of... read the whole note.
SVBC is happy to announce that we are beginning work on a Safe Routes to School program in Ravenswood City School District, which includes schools from both East Palo Alto and Menlo Park in San Mateo County. The San Mateo County Office of Education was inspired in part by the September death of a six-year-old girl in a crosswalk in East Palo Alto and has planned a two-year program to make... read the whole note.
Californian bicycle leaders: (l to r) CBC board member Andrew Casteel, Safe Routes to School National Partnership Executive Director Deb Hubsmith, CBC Communications Director Jim Brown and Executive Director Dave Snyder, and our own Corinne Winter enjoy a bonding moment.
Last weekend, Corinne and I headed down to the California Bike Summit - in the car capital of the country, Los... read the whole note.
When it rains, it pours! October has had me burning the candle at both ends as I implemented our Bike and Walk to School Month program at Anne Darling Elementary School and coordinated the final push leading up to our Fourth Annual Dinner.
The Dinner takes place next Tuesday, November 1. If you haven't purchased your tickets yet, you're going to have to wait until next year. We have... read the whole note.
On October 12, nearly two hundred students took part in a bike rodeo at Anne Darling Elementary School, where they learned how to ride their bikes safely by participating in four bicycling courses. Over a dozen volunteers helped teach students how to make right turns, left turns, exit out of a driveway, scan and look over their shoulder, and properly fit a helmet. All of this is part of the... read the whole note.
A couple of years ago, SVBC joined together with assorted regional advocates to encourage MTC to create a Safe Routes to Schools funding stream to help get communities up and running with Safe Routes programs. We were successful--as a result, VTA received $4.039M and C/CAG received $1.429 (the money was distributed relative to population).
VTA decided to run a competitive grants program... read the whole note.
SVBC and Traffic Safe Communities Network (TSCN) of the Santa Clara County Public Health Department are looking for volunteers to help evaluate and assess motor vehicle, pedestrian, and bicycling behaviors in elementary and middle schools throughout Santa Clara County. These assessments will be conducted during the 2011/2012 school year.
As part of the Safe Routes to School assessment... read the whole note.
SVBC would like to thank Michael Lee Environmental Foundation for its recent grant in support of SVBC's youth bicycle education efforts in San José.
The grant will enable us to work with a local elementary school to establish a once-weekly pair of group-commutes to school that will utilize biking and walking, instead of motor vehicles. Students will learn about the environmental... read the whole note.