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.