UPDATE (5/17): SVBC has learned that Board President Shirakawa has included the language “Request received from President Shirakawa to continue the hearing to date uncertain. This request may or may not be approved pending Board consideration of Item No. 4, Approval of the Consent Calendar and Changes to the Agenda.” This is, in other words, an attempt to shelve the vote on funding these bike... read the whole note.
I'd like to thank the SVBC members who attended Liz Kniss' press event this morning, where she officially announced a proposal to invest $5 million in the Adobe Creek Bicycle/Pedestrian Bridge over Highway 101 in Palo Alto and $3 million in the Dumbarton link to the Bay Trail in East Palo Alto (a project SVBC advocates have been working on in conjunction with our Facebook campaign).
The... read the whole note.
Buying a new or used bike, or considering a purchase? There are so many choices! What size frame? Road, hybrid, mountain, comfort, recumbent, or folding? Step-through, diamond, or mixte? Straight, curved, or dropped handlebars? External gears, internal hub, single-speed, or “fixie”? Steel, aluminum, titanium, carbon, or bamboo? Racks, fenders, lights? $300 or $3000? OMG! Whether you’re... read the whole note.
We have some pretty amazing volunteers here at SVBC. We know it, they know it, and Stanford Football attendees REALLY know it. This season, our army of bike parkers, led by Jim Manitakos, Rob Robinson, and the incomparable Ellen Fletcher, guarded over 5,500 bikes at Stanford home games. Many of the games are at night; sometimes it was cold, or windy, or raining. The shifts are a real... read the whole note.
Our friends at Stanford Football had a great season this year, but their accomplishments were not nearly as impressive as those of SVBC’s group of amazing Stanford Bike Parking volunteers. Through the course of six home games in heat, rain, and wind, a group of 68 remarkable volunteers led by Rob Robinson helped park and guard 5072 bikes, not to mention hundreds of strollers, skateboards and... read the whole note.
A recent poll by Stanford's Parking and Transportation Services Department shows that 52 percent of the university's employees choose some sort of alternative transportation, such as cycling or public transportation.
From the Stanford Report:
"Reaching the point where more than half of the university's commuting employees chose alternative transportation instead of driving... read the whole note.
Three graduate students are compiling a best practices report on urban cycling by comparing three cities: San Luis Obispo, Davis, and Palo Alto. If you live or work in Palo Alto, or just ride your bike though there frequently, they would appreciate your input. The project is a collaboration between the Mineta Institute, Cal Poly SLO, and San José State University. An explanatory flier is... read the whole note.