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Thoughts on a Santa Clara County transportation tax 2016

After the success of transportation funding measures earlier this month in San Francisco and neighboring Alameda County, the Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) in Santa Clara County began scoping out a proposal for a new transportation tax for the rapidly growing South Bay that the call Envision Silicon Valley.

The incorporation of San Jose Bike Party

Last year, an attorney began contacting San Jose Bike Party organizers, volunteers and riders while preparing a lawsuit against a shopping center where a Bike Party participant injured herself during one of the monthly night rides. This conversation prompted a few in the cohort to talk about ways to protect themselves from liability.

Smart Hat for responsible cyclists

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Istanbul: More money for parking and bike lanes, bans for school buses and private corporate shuttles

As part of a broader plan to grow the nation’s economy, Turkey’s Prime Minister Ahmet Davuto─člu introduced a proposal for congestion pricing and restrictions on school buses and private shuttle buses in Istanbul, along with plans to encourage bicycle use through the expansion of bike facilitie. The new transport plan also dedicates transit revenue for read more »

Waterproof renewal

The U.S. National Weather Service tells me to expect rain all day on Friday in the San Francisco Bay Area. If you’ve discovered that your rain jacket isn’t as waterproof as it used to be, you can rehabilitate the waterproofing with various products.

Golden Gate Bridge considers sidewalk toll for walkers, cyclists

Golden Gate Bridge District staff float a proposal to charge a toll for walkers, skater and cyclists who cross the iconic span between Sausalito and San Francisco.