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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. They probably have a combined income well north of a quarter of million per year, but they read more »

SF Bay Area: View road funding applications online

As the designated regional transportation planning agency (RTPA) for the state of California and the metropolitan planning organization (MPO) for the Federal Government, the San Francisco Bay Area Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) administers State and Federal transportation funding for the nine-county Bay Area. Local agencies requesting State or Federal funds through MTC must submit Complete read more »

An attack in Santa Cruz

This vehicular assault report was posted last Friday to a Facebook group for issues in the city of Santa Cruz, California.

Global heatmap overlay on your bike route

I don’t often mention my online bike route tool because it’s mostly a recreational programming thing for me, but it has features that some people might find interesting. Like most such tools, you enter a start and destination, hit “Bike There,” and the tool will (hopefully) give you a somewhat reasonable route. This screen capture read more »

Online bike registration for Santa Cruz CA residents

The city of Santa Cruz Police Department announced their online bicycle registration last week. Registration is free and and never expires. See details at the Santa Cruz Police Blog, which includes stories of successful stolen bike recovery because the owners registered their bikes.

San Mateo County California BPAC: First meeting Thursday night!

The San Mateo County Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee was established by a Board of Supervisors Resolution in September 2015 to advise the Board of Supervisors on policies, plans, and programs that affect people walking and bicycling for transportation in unincorporated parts of the county. The first meeting of the newly established citizen committee takes read more »