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Santa Cruz transportation commission survey

Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission seeks community input regarding the county long range transportation plan. You can take this short survey here.

Goals 1D and 1E may conflict directly with Goal 1F in the plan, in my opinion. Goals 1D and 1E mostly seem to be about improveing the driving experience for motorists, while the Commission says they’d like to “increase the number of people walking, biking, taking transit, and carpooling” in Goal 1F. If driving is easy and cheap, why would anybody bother with the bus or carpooling?

You have until May 9 to complete the survey. Read here for background on the Santa Cruz County regional transportation plan.

2010 bicycle commute data

The League of American Bicyclists announced their analysis of 2010 bicycle commute data based on the U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey transportation data for 375 cities in the United States.

The L.A.B. announced this on Friday night (of all times) and I haven’t looked at it yet. I’ll mention again on Monday morning, when people are actually viewing the Interwebs from their office computers.

Bike + transit users needed for San Jose study

Active transportation researchers from the University of Colorado are seeking participants for focus groups on cycling and transit integration in San Jose. The purpose of the focus group is to gain insight on cyclists’ preferences on a range of topics related to the integration of cycling and transit.

Bicycle at Caltrain Diridon platform San Jose

You must be employed and between the ages of 18 and 65 to participate, and you should be a cyclist who regularly uses both cycling and transit for commuting purposes.

The focus group will take place at VTA headquarters out north of Montague Expressway on North 1st Street at River Oaks. The date is to be determined, and the time will likely be early evening (5:30 to 7 PM time frame, give or take a half hour). Six to eight people will be selected to participate.

Light refreshments will be provided along with a small token of appreciation. Focus groups will be discussion based and recorded although individual responses will remain anonymous. Active dialog is encouraged.

If you’re interested in participating, please email Seth Tribbey @ seth . tribbey @ gmail.com, and briefly describe your level of cycling and transit use in the email.

If you have a Bay Area audience in your social media, please repeat, Tweet, post to Facebook, etc. A previous call for participants only netted a small handful of potential volunteers. Thank you!