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Happy Hump Day. I hope you find this collection of stories useful. Every cycling advocate should read this –> The Travails of a Novice Bike Commuter. I helped a hopelessly lost first time bike commuter last night on the Guadalupe River Trail in San Jose. She’s the fifth person I’ve helped find her way over read more »

Yahoo’s company car

“The limited edition Yahoo! bike” photo from Yodel Anecdotal. Yahoo held a huge bike fair at their Sunnyvale headquarters last week. The bike fair was organized to encourage bicycling as transportation. Specialized, local bike shop Mike’s Bikes and the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition were on hand to display bikes and help people with bike commute read more »

DC area cyclists organize rides to help commuters trapped by transit emergency stoppage

Embed from Getty Images After Washington DC’s Metro transit service announced an emergency 24-hour shutdown of the rail service for safety reasons, the half-million people who depend on Metro for their transportation needs everyday scrambled for alternatives. Among those alternatives: impromptu group rides into and out of DC organized under the hashtag #wmatabikepool. it's official read more »

New California environmental regs will (hopefully) boost active transportation

Changes to the transportation analysis guidelines specified in the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) should ease approval of infill and urban development, but may result in challenges for local governments that depend on Level of Service mitigation requirements to fund their road infrastructure projects. TL;DR Summary Under current California environmental law, if a project creates read more »

A revenue neutral carbon tax for California?

What if you could make driving dramatically more expensive in a way that won’t punish people who drive, but reward those who seek ways to reduce their driving without wrecking the economy? Thirty years ago, conservative columnist Charles Krauthammer proposed a what he called the “Net Zero Gas Tax to reduce consumption. To keep revenue read more »

Silicon Valley bike advocacy – how to stay informed

During last week’s rant regarding inaction versus involvement, a few people mentioned that you don’t know how to find out what’s going on. How can you help if you don’t know the issues and agenda? Here’s a partial guide to where I turn for discussion.