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Road and trail closures: Santa Cruz, Santa Clara and Alameda Counties

With record-breaking rainfall throughout Northern California abating for now, a bunch of us will be tempted to hit the roads on our bikes. Several favorite road cycling roads are closed, including Mount Hamilton Road, Niles Canyon, Soquel-San Jose, and more. Santa Cruz County Road Closures list is updated throughout the day and seems to be read more »

Midwestern cyclists visit the big city

Happy Friday. I hope you enjoyed this morning’s ride. This “CAUTION: CYCLISTS AHEAD” sign piqued my interest this morning, so I camped out for a few minutes to see what would happen. It’s located just around the corner from the major transit terminal near downtown San Jose’, California. There are always “cyclists ahead” at this read more »

What Pedestrians and Bicyclists Want Each Other to Know

The Elderly and Disabled Transportation Advisory Committee have generated educational material to help improve pedestrian safety in Santa Cruz County. They’re now working on a “What Pedestrians and Bicyclists Want Each Other to Know” flyer.

Idaho stop and dead red for Oklahoma cyclists?

Oklahoma State Representative Lewis Moore (R-Edmond) and State Senator David Holt (R-OKC) authored and introduced HB 2999 on February 1, 2016, to allow cyclists in Oklahoma to treat stop signs as yields, and to treat red traffic signals as stop signs.

Oh the places you’ll go with San Jose Bike Train!

Happy Birthday to Dr Seuss this Wednesday. Important: Please note updated meetup location and departure time below! One bike, two bikes. Red bikes, blue bikes. That one has a yellow star, and they’re all better than a little car. Say! What a lot of bikes there are.

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 »