Santa Cruz Active Transportation Plan outreach

The city of Santa Cruz invites the public to participate in workshops to develop a new Active Transportation Plan. Development of this plan will prioritize active transportation and help the city win funding grants from outside sources to pay for this stuff.

Santa Cruz traffic

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San Jose: Last chance for the west bank gravel trap

Those who ride the Guadalupe River Trail north of downtown San Jose, CA likely have at least tried the short stretch of gravel on the west bank side of the trail between Julian Street and Coleman Avenue where the trail crosses the Union Pacific railroad tracks.

Autumn Street Gravel Trap

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A bike train for the Silicon Valley Bike Summit

The 5th Annual Silicon Valley Bike Summit takes place tomorrow, Wednesday, August 26 2015 in Palo Alto, CA beginning at 9 AM. The Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition will lead a Bike Pool from the California Avenue Caltrain station at 8:35 AM. I’ll join this ride and post the real-time location to Glympse/!SanJoseBikeTrain so you can find us on the way. The bike summit takes place at the Oshman Jewish Community Center, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto, CA 94303.

When did Los Gatos get these shiny new green bike lanes on Blossom Hill Road?    #losgatos #Cycling

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What’s in your bicycle plan?

Somebody in an online forum was invited to participate in a stakeholder group to develop a new bike plan for his city. I have other things going on today so this will be a cut-and-paste quicky as I copy elements from the municipal code from the city of Longmont, Colorado, which came about from its own multimodal transportation plan that was developed about 15 years ago.

Longmont, with a population of under 100,000, can be considered a car-dependent Anytown USA. Although it’s widely considered an exurban bedroom community for Denver and Boulder, Longmont has one of the highest “capture rates” — the ratio of people who live and work in the same city — along the Colorado Front Range.

These snippets from the municipal code are not a comprehensive bike plan, and there are missing elements that are now considered important, but I hope this serves as a starting point for discussion.

Longmont Colorado trail master plan

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Creek trail litter anticipated six years ago

Stanley Roberts of KRON brings his camera to the South Bay, where he finds evidence of People Behaving Badly as they litter the San Tomas Aquino Trail adjacent to Levi’s Stadium in the city of Santa Clara, CA.

This trail litter was anticipated six years ago during the environmental review process.

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Locker room shower etiquette?


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