City of San José staff is studying converting lanes on 3rd, 4th, 10th, and 11th Streets through downtown from motor vehicle lanes to bike lanes! I had mentioned several months ago to Department of Transportation leadership that San José is already falling behind on implementing the goals in their recently adopted bike plan--and that they had the power to make significant things happen even... read the whole note.
Last Saturday, I joined a hundred or so other environmentally-minded souls for a relaxing bike tour of central San José. The Moving Planet Day bike ride was organized by local advocate, SVBC member, and KKUP on-air personality Diane Solomon, with help from SVBC, San José Bike Party, TransForm, the Loma Prieta Chapter of the Sierra Club, and others.
A few humans and a giant rabbit get... read the whole note.
A typical night at Music in the Park in downtown San José.
What's that you say? You missed the 8:00 am Bike to Work Day/Amgen Tour of California/King of the Mountain press conference this morning? Fear not - I was there, and have pictures! When you're done looking at the pics, check out the short film made by MTC. For your viewing pleasure:
The group before the ride. Top row: San José Department of Transportation Director Hans Larson, Webcor... read the whole note.
On the morning of May 3, 2011, commuters using three modes of transportation traveled from The 88 in downtown San José to the Santa Clara County Government Center. The hour was early, the weather brisk. No one knew who would arrive first. This is the story of the Clean Commute Challenge.
San José City Councilmember Sam Liccardo, Silicon Valley Leadership Group CEO Carl Guardino, SVBC... read the whole note.
Well, it's all over with. The Silicon Valley Bike Advocacy Summit has come and gone. It was a pretty crazy ride for me over the last two or three months. It was the first time I had planned an event, and I had more questions than answers. Were people going to show up? Were the speakers going to confirm? What should the topics be? How big does the room need to be? Where will we get extra... read the whole note.
Wow, I'm so thrilled! The VTA Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC), Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC), and Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) have all recommended a list of Transportation Fund for Clean Air (TFCA) and Bicycle Expenditure Plan (BEP) projects to the VTA board for final approval next week... and one of them is bike lanes on Hedding in San Jose from Park to 17th! This... read the whole note.
Last night I had dinner with San Jose Vice Mayor Madison Nguyen and 12 other women CEOs. Thanks go to Tech CU and the Silicon Valley Leadership Group for hosting the dinner.
I was pleased to have an opportunity to discuss cycling with Vice Mayor Nguyen in a more casual setting than the council chambers. She seemed very supportive and hinted that we might work together to enhance the... read the whole note.
Tonight (January 25) the San José City Council will accept the draft plan for the Diridon Station Area as well the recommendations from the Good Neighbor Committee. What does that mean for you, Ms. or Mr. Cyclist? Well for one, how about great transportation options when attending a Sharks game? Instead of paying $20 to park a car how about great options to ride your bike or take VTA light... read the whole note.
Next week's San José City Council agenda has several agenda (pdf) items of concern to South Bay cyclists. Topics include a more bike friendly Diridon Station, additions to the Coyote Creek trail, and the San Francisco Bay Trail.
The first bicycle agenda item is a city park staff recommendation (pdf) of the application of a grant from the state of California's Bicycle Transportation... read the whole note.