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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.

The incorporation of San Jose Bike Party

Last year, an attorney began contacting San Jose Bike Party organizers, volunteers and riders while preparing a lawsuit against a shopping center where a Bike Party participant injured herself during one of the monthly night rides. This conversation prompted a few in the cohort to talk about ways to protect themselves from liability.

Caption contest winner and the Santa Clara County Expressway Plan

Earlier this month, I invited you to submit captions of this photo of a heavily armored cyclist.

Smart Hat for responsible cyclists

This is a troll, right?

Bono rides a bicycle

U2 frontman Bono crashed while riding his bicycle in New York City’s Central Park, according to his band’s website on Sunday (bloody Sunday?). U2 reports he injured his arm and will need surgery to repair the damage. There’s no word on how his bike fared. The stock photo shows Bono riding in France some time read more »

California traffic tickets while cycling: Points on your license?

FAQ: I was cited for [ running a “dead” red light / CVC 21202 violation / impeding traffic ] while riding my bicycle. Will I get points against my drivers license? Will my car insurance rates go up?