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Bicycle safety San Francisco

A good article in the Chron about the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition’s Urban Cycling Workshops, which teaches cyclists how to ride more safely in San Francisco. Linda Atkins, an everyday bike commuter who hasn’t owned a car for 20 years, was amazed at the difference in perception a little training could make. “It was like read more »

San Jose vigil for pedestrian safety

So far this year, 39 people have lost their lives in traffic collisions in the city, and 21 of them – nearly 54% – were pedestrians. Join California Walks, Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition, and TransForm on Thursday, December 11, 2014 beginning at noon for a Safe Streets Daylight Vigil in San Jose. On a related read more »

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.

Another reckless driving prosecution in Santa Cruz County

Props to the Santa Cruz County Attorney’s Office, which once again defies the conventional wisdom when Assistant District Attorney Greg Peinado charged Brenda Alcala-Velador with a crime after she ran over a ten year old boy in Watsonville, California last March. Santa Cruz County Superior Court Judge John Salazar ruled in a preliminary hearing yesterday read more »

Bicycles bills for 2014 California legislature

Today is the deadline to introduce bills in the California legislature. As of this morning, more 300 bills have been introduced in the Senate and more than 550 have been introduced in the Assembly. Here are some bills I’ll be tracking for the 2014 legislative session in California.

Public safety & traffic in San Jose

33 traffic fatalities — including 20 pedestrians and cyclists — in San Jose this year San Jose city council member Sam Liccardo formally kicked off his campaign for mayor yesterday. He currently represents the downtown district, and he’s known for his recent strong support for creative bicycle infrastructure throughout downtown. Four of the five candidates read more »