Wikipedia says I coined “Idaho Stop”

San Jose Bike Party Summer of Love Ride August 2016

When I attended the Silicon Valley Bicycle Summit the other week, I met local cycling legend Ray Hosler. He and I both were interested in what California Bicycle Coalition Director David Snyder said when somebody asked why CalBike doesn’t support an “Idaho Stop” law for California. You can read what Snyder had to say in Ray’s post on the topic here, where I also learned that I apparently coined the term “Idaho Stop” in 2008.

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Job: Spanish language bike promotion for Santa Cruz County

Join Ecology Action’s Transportation team and fulfill a key role in delivering school-based bicycle and walking safety education and encouragement efforts at over 50 schools throughout Santa Cruz and Monterey Counties. Ecology Action hopes to hire this position in late August with a start in early September. For those of you familiar with their programs, this coordinator will have a heavy presence in South County helping to implement the Active4Me and BikeSmart! programs.

Bike Shack Mural

In addition to their other programs to reduce automotive travel in Santa Cruz County, Ecology Action runs school-based bicycle and walking promotion for Santa Cruz County schools.

For more information and to apply: Spanish / English Bilingual Program Coordinator.

Bike Santa Cruz County seeks Executive Director

Bike Santa Cruz County’s Executive Director is moving on, so this bike advocacy group seeks a new director to continue the work of making this coastal California community a premier cycling nirvana.

Bike Santa Cruz County logo

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Why land use matters for cycling advocacy

Stephen and Kate Downing live in Palo Alto, California, where they split the rent with Stephen’s sister and her family. Kate works as an attorney in Santa Clara, while Stephen is a software developer in downtown Palo Alto.

California Avenue Palo Alto mixed use proposal

They probably have a combined income well north of a quarter of million per year, but they cannot afford to live near their Silicon Valley jobs. Kate and her family have decided to move to Santa Cruz, and Ms Downing can no longer serve on Palo Alto’s Planning and Transportation Commission where she has been an outspoken thorn in the side of a city council that refuses even modest increases in higher-density housing development.

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Silicon Valley Bicycle Summit TOMORROW

I’ll be at the Silicon Valley Bicycle Summit at the Microsoft campus in Mountain View, California on Thursday, August 11, 2016.

Silicon Valley Bike Summit

Registration for the event is still open and costs only $35.

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Reading: “Spitting in the Soup”

I’m currently reading Mark Johnson’s 400 page Spitting in the Soup: Inside the Dirty Game of Doping in Sports.

Spitting in the Soup: Inside the Dirty Game of Doping in Sports

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