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Bay Area bicycle and transportation news

Urban Costume Karaoke Bicycle Brigade: Tomorrow in Dolores Park. Santa Cruz rail line to be purchased. The Santa Cruz Regional Transportation Commission agreed yesterday to pay Union Pacific $14.2 million for the 32 mile stretch of railroad from Davenport to Watsonville. County residents already use the railroad right of way for bicycling and walking, and read more »

Wonky bike policy, a bike train, and a bike race

Amgen Tour of California Women’s Race ended on Mothers’ Day with Olympic Gold Medalist Anna van der Breggen of the Netherlands narrowly edging ahead of local favorite Katie Hall during the 4th Stage circuit race in Sacrmento. The Amgen Tour of California Men’s Race continues today with a finish in San Jose. Watch live on read more »

SF Bay Area, Monterey Bay Region approve transportation self-help taxes

Voters in Santa Clara, Santa Cruz and Monterey Counties approved sales tax increases to provide local funding for transportation, while Contra Costa County voters rejected their county’s proposed tax to fund transportation improvements.

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 »

Rain Wednesday, a correction, and a news roundup

Attention San Francisco Bay Area: Enjoy the sunshine and record high temperatures while you can, but be prepared for cooler temperatures and rain that’s forecast to briefly return beginning during about the Wednesday evening commute, and ending during the morning commute. About a half inch of rain is possible; South Bay trail users can check read more »

Ride bicycle rickshaws to Super Bowl 50

With some Uber drivers promising to boycott transportation to Super Bowl 50 in Santa Clara, and game day parking as far as a mile from Levi’s Stadium, pedicab operators expect to make good cash on Super Bowl Sunday as they transport fans to and from the stadium. Bicycle rickshaw operators will converge in the city read more »