Public Comment: Caltrans to close US101 to bikes in SLO County

Note: Public comment is due by the end of the end of the business day on TUESDAY, February 9, 2016. Sorry for the late notice, but I just received word on this myself.

Caltrans District 5 announced plans to close eight miles of US Highway 101 to bicycles near the Monterey County / San Luis Obispo (SLO) County line during the North Paso Rehab Project. Caltrans invites public input on this closure. The map below shows the construction area in orange.

Caltrans D5 Highway 101 project bicycle closure

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Ride bicycle rickshaws to Super Bowl 50

With some Uber drivers promising to boycott transportation to Super Bowl 50 in Santa Clara, and game day parking as far as a mile from Levi’s Stadium, pedicab operators expect to make good cash on Super Bowl Sunday as they transport fans to and from the stadium.

Pedicab coming through!

Bicycle rickshaw operators will converge in the city of Santa Clara from all around the Bay Area Sunday to augment transportation around the stadium. Because not shuttle services will be available, football fans can either walk to the stadium, or ride a pedicab.

During major events at Levi’s Stadium, pedicab operators charge around $40 per mile per passenger. I’m told that patrons can expect around double that price on Super Bowl Sunday.

Enjoy the game! Thank you to Golden Gate Pedicab and Eco City Cycles for help with background. Other transportation resources:

#waroncars in Indian music video

This video clip from a Telegu language movie features an oblivious scofflaw cyclist wreaking traffic mayhem in Hyderabad, India. Watch and enjoy!

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Ewert Road bike detour for #SB50

IMPORTANT UPDATE: I just received word that the airport decided to keep Ewert open for cyclists, though they may have short-term closures. Thank you to San Jose Active Transportation Director John Brazil for making this happen. Jump to the final paragraphs below for important details (because temporary closures might still happen) and background.

Those of you who bike across the northern perimeter of San Jose International Airport might wonder how you can get from the Guadalupe River Trail to Central Expressway now that Ewert Road is closed.

The only detour that’s reasonably close is Trimble Road, across Highway 101. I shot video this morning to show the fun and excitement of this alternate route.

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Sacramento: North American Handmade Bicycle Show coming Real Soon Now

NAHBS 2016

Reminder: The 2016 North American Handmade Bicycle Show takes place February 26 – 28 at the Sacramento Convention Center. I’ll be there either Friday or Saturday (or maybe both days), mostly covering Santa Cruz framebuilders but I’ll check everybody out.

If you like bikes and people associated with bikes, I recommend attending if you can. Advance purchase adult day pass is $22 and worth the price, and I recommend buying online since the line to purchase tickets on the day of typically wraps around the block, especially on Saturday.

Downtown Sacramento is a lovely place to bike around, especially on the weekends. I recommend the visit if you can make it up.

Camp Pendleton bike access registration now live

For those who need access across US Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton for travel between Orange County and San Diego County California, online registration is now open. Registration and a U.S. state-issued ID will be required for non-military personnel who bike through Camp Pendleton beginning March 1.

Caltrans District 11 also announced I-5 shoulders are open to cyclists between Oceanside Harbor Dr. and Las Pulgas Rd. in both directions for cyclists who are not able to access Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton.