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Notes from the Silicon Valley Bike Summit

I attended the 5th Annual Silicon Valley Bicycle Summit last Wednesday along with about 200 other people, which Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Director Shiloh Ballard tells me is the largest crowd they’ve had.

What is a Mobility Plan, and how can you influence its outcome?

Several people have been talking about the dramatic shifts in transportation policy highlighted in the new Mobility Plan approved yesterday by the Los Angeles City Council. This Mobility Plan, which is an element of the city General Plan, is the official transportation policy for the city of Los Angeles.

Google’s bike vision for Silicon Valley

A vision for Silicon Valley as a bicycle Shangri La Nine percent of employees who work at Google’s headquarters in Mountain View, California currently bike to work. Google co-founder Sergey Brin has reportedly told shareholders that he is “annoyed” at having to pay $40,000 for each parking space. To that end, his company’s transportation planners read more »

App sync with National Bike Challenge?

The Kimberly-Clark National Bike Challenge now supports syncing with Strava in addition to Endomondo, MapMyRide, and Moves. You log your miles to one of these popular activity tracking applications, and I think it’s supposed to automatically upload your activity to your National Bike Challenge account. Except for me, it doesn’t seem to work. I linked read more »

Parking database challenges residential parking requirements

Happy Monday, and I hope you enjoyed your lost hour of sleep. Last weekend, I attended a presentation by GreenTRIP Policy Analyst Jennifer West at the TransForm California’s wonky Silicon Valley Transportation Choices and Healthy Communities Summit. West described how the GreenTRIP Parking Database challenges assumptions about parking requirements for residential developments in the San read more »

Bicycle travel reimbursement?

Does your employer or government agency offer reimbursement for work-related travel on a bicycle? View image | gettyimages.com