About 90 residents came to San Jose City Hall on August 7 to help decide how a future Diridon Station Area will look like. One of the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition's main areas of advocacy is helping to shape the future of this rail hub and its surrounding neighborhoods.
The future will effect Caltrain, Amtrak, Ace, and BART, all of which allow "Bikes on Board". Bike sharing, a... read the whole note.
Recently Copenhagen hosted Velo-City 2010, an annual cycling conference which brings together cycling advocates from around the world. Planners, bike advocates, and transportation officials from North America had an opportunity to see what makes Copenhagen unique amongst cities in designing their city for people.
In this Streetfilms video North Americans comment on the many things that... read the whole note.
It’s happened to all of us, you arrive at a red light and there’s no bike pavement marking or a way for a bicyclist to trigger a green light. While a state law (AB 1581) requires cities to make new and modified signals bike-friendly, it doesn’t apply to older signals that aren’t being modified.
To address this need, the City of San José is seeking grant funds to make some existing... read the whole note.
It’s official, SVBC will be moving to a new office in San Jose on Saturday, September 4, and we'd love to do a bike move to show the community how fun this can be. In order to accomplish this, we'll need a lot of volunteers (we have a lot of stuff!). We will need folks with bikes and trailers who can help transport our things for about 3 miles. If you don't have a trailer (or can't borrow one... read the whole note.
The City of San José has just completed and posted its seventh Annual Trail Program Report. The report provides an overview of the many trail projects that were planned, studied, designed and constructed over the past 12 months. The report also highlights a 9% increased use of its trails and notes that over 51% of trail users are commuting to and from work.
The city’s Trails Program... read the whole note.
Yesterday was an absolutely gorgeous day in the Silicon Valley. I was out and about on my own bike in downtown San Jose, when I ran into a group of riders massing for what looked like a ride around town. About 18 riders were hanging out a city hall when I asked, "What are you all waiting for?". A rider replied, "Waiting for our bike skills class to start."
Oh yes, bike skill classes... read the whole note.