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Silicon Valley bike advocacy – how to stay informed

During last week’s rant regarding inaction versus involvement, a few people mentioned that you don’t know how to find out what’s going on. How can you help if you don’t know the issues and agenda? Here’s a partial guide to where I turn for discussion.

Santa Clara County bike plan update

Silicon Valley Cyclist: You can be involved in bicycle advocacy! The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Agency (VTA) in California will begin updating their County Bicycle Plan this month at the BPAC meeting scheduled for the evening of Wednesday, June 10, 2015. The Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee encourages the public to attend next Wednesday’s workshop read more »

Exchanging toilets for bike space?

Caltrain – the commuter rail service between San Jose and San Francisco – continues to grapple with the crowding issues as ridership continues to grow, some bike advocates are talking about removing toilets from the train to make room for additional bikes.

San Jose Bike Train coming soon

I’m talking with Lady Fleur and a couple of other people to start up a San Jose Bike Train. A bike train is a no-drop (~10 MPH) group commute designed specifically to help newcomers overcome obstacles like wayfinding. Our initial route will begin from Diridon Station in San Jose, with maybe a spur from near read more »

Hump Day Report: Friendly cyclists, Bay Area bike safety, and a not so friendly Yahoo.

Happy Hump Day and greetings to Eloy, who I met this morning on the Guadalupe River Trail. This Dutch cyclist wears the royal color for his bike commute.

Avid cyclist to newbies: It’s your fault we can’t have nice things

Clarification: I’m told Volkswagen’s financial sponsorship of People For Bikes (and, correspondingly, their influence) is fairly small. I don’t philosophically have difficulty with an auto manufacturer spending their marketing dollars on bike projects, but I do believe it’s important to be aware of where those dollars are coming from. People for Bikes is a bicycle read more »