Tag: event

Ride the Guadalupe River Trail with the San Jose Conservation Corps

Have you seen the San Jose Conservation Corp Trail Safety Team along area trails and wondered what they’re about?

They’re a team of volunteers students who patrol trails around San Jose to provide a visible security presence, fix trail hazards, and assist the public when they have questions.

You can ride with members of the team and learn about their work at a trail maintenance ridealong on Saturday, April 29, 2023 from 8:30 AM to 1 PM. To learn more, read the event information page.

A bike train for the Silicon Valley Bike Summit

The 5th Annual Silicon Valley Bike Summit takes place tomorrow, Wednesday, August 26 2015 in Palo Alto, CA beginning at 9 AM. The Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition will lead a Bike Pool from the California Avenue Caltrain station at 8:35 AM. I’ll join this ride and post the real-time location to Glympse/!SanJoseBikeTrain so you can find us on the way. The bike summit takes place at the Oshman Jewish Community Center, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto, CA 94303.

When did Los Gatos get these shiny new green bike lanes on Blossom Hill Road?    #losgatos #Cycling


South Bay: Bike ride with VTA’s new General Manager

Update May 2 – Note the change in start time! Meet at 7 AM, depart 7:20 AM. Official VTA information here. View the route map here.

Happy Bike Month. There’s a lot going on but I want to get word about this event: a Bike to Work Day ride with the new General Manager for the Valley Transportation Authority, Nuria Fernandez. Santa Clara County Supervisor Ken Yeager (pictured below), VTA transportation planners, BPAC members, and other VTA staff will also participate in this morning ride from downtown San Jose to the VTA offices on North First Street.

Ken Yeager


Politics of transportation and public health

South Bay and Peninsula: a meeting to discuss transportation and public health.

Rollcoll reports on a meeting between the Partnership for Active Transportation with with House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Highways and Transit Chairman Tom Petri (R-Wis) today.

This Partnership was formed in 2012 to link the efforts of transportation organizations such as Rails-To-Trail with physician-backed groups including the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Public Health Association.

Public health officials have long understood the impact that our transportation system has on health. Communities near highways have higher rates of asthma and other respiratory illnesses. More motor vehicle traffic leads to more injuries and more death.

More recently, there’s more awareness that the built environment can impact our transportation choices which, in turn, impacts community health. Efforts such as the Partnership for Active Transportation increase this awareness among public health officials, leading to a new avenue for activism.

TransForm, Santa Clara County Public Health , and San Mateo County Public Health are hosting a Transportation Choices and Health Community Summit a week from Saturday on February 22, 2014 from 9 AM to 5:30 PM.

The Summit aims to foster deep community engagement and meaningful participation in transportation and land use planning processes. We’ll provide trainings on what’s at stake and how to effectively get involved with plans, projects, and policies, as well as accessible and interactive workshops on best practices. The conference also provides a space to connect with public officials, organizations, and community leaders from across the region and learn how to join the movement for better transportation choices and access for all.

To attend you must purchase a ticket from TransForm.