Tuesday roundup

Happy Tuesday. The weather today in the San Francisco Bay Area should be more pleasant than yesterday’s sweltering hot afternoon.

More bike stuff below the photo of Ian happily leading the way to north San Jose on Bike to Work Day last May. Okay!


VTA Bike Train 2015 Guadalupe River Trail

Bike Hugger was shocked — shocked! — to see a World Naked Apple Developer Conference with bikes.

WSJ: “To get more people riding, bike-makers peddle relaxed models without all the gears and carbon fiber

Thermal detectors in the UK extend the green phase of traffic signals when large numbers of cyclists who need extra time to cross an intersection are detected. Santa Clara County (CA) Roads Department began installing similar detectors for bicycles in 2009, and expanded that to detect pedestrians who linger in the crosswalk in 2010.

The president of Brazil Dilma Rousseff rides a bicycle. This former Marxist guerilla fighter is three years older than Rush Limbaugh and clearly too old to ride a bike.

A Vision Zero primer.

Ontario Parliament passes a three metre passing law.

Chattanooga bike cop uses use ultrasound to enforce 3 foot law.



350 participants for Skirt Bike Brasov

In case you need a reminder: Traffic studies are [nonsense].

South Bay Bicycle Events

  • Remember, History San Jose bicycle history exhibit continues through the end of July. It’s well worth a visit.
  • San Jose East Side Vizion Zero community meeting on Thursday.
  • Santa Cruz Bike Party Bike to the Future Ride this Friday.
  • Bike the Bridges in Martinez CA Sunday June 14.
  • Intro to Urban Bicycling workshop in Redwood City Tuesday June 16. This is free but RSVP required.
  • Bike parking volunteers needed for Music In the Park San Jose next week June 18.
  • Community meeting this Thursday June 18 to discuss the fate of the Lincoln Avenue bike lanes in San Jose. Willow Glen businesses and residents are split on these lanes so your input matters. More info at SVBC.
  • Santa Clara County began the process to update for the County General Plan Circulation and Mobility Element. The public scoping session takes place Friday, June 18, 2015 at Isaac Newton Senter Auditorium at the County Government Center, 70 West Hedding Street in San Jose. More details on this in this PDF. More info about the plan update process here. Perhaps keep in mind a possible link between wider streets and traffic danger.

    Find much more at Cycle California magazine.

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