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.
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.
Ecology Action in Santa Cruz posted an online survey for bike commuters. They ask “Why do you choose to bicycle to work?”
All of the answers they list are advantages of biking to work, but they left off the most common reason most people who bike do it. Can you tell me the real reason you ride a bike?
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.
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!
The Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals asks women and girls to take this short survey to assist them in assessing what factors need to be addressed to encourage women to ride more places more often.