Tag: transportation

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!

Alternate transportation: Santa Cruz to Sea Otter

I’m once again looking at my car-free transportation choices for traveling to the Sea Otter Festival at Laguna Seca Raceway in Monterey.

The audio in this is lousy, but in this video from 2009 Sea Otter, Gary Fisher tells my buddy Erik how Sea Otter at Laguna Seca is a monument to our auto addiction. He suggests the Sea Otter Classic should take place at somewhere like San Francisco instead.


Peninsula transportation consternation

Happy Friday, everybody.

A flock of seagulls supposedly knocked out power in San Mateo County this morning. Highway 101 on the Peninsula was closed near Highway 92 during the lunch hour so PG&E could repair the damaged power lines, sending lunchtime freeway traffic onto local streets. And so I ran. I ran so far away.


Bikes = Economic Catastrophe

Will the US DOT recent policy change giving equal weight for multiple transportation modes result in ‘economic catastrophe’?

US Transportation Secretary Ray Lahood’s March 15 policy announcement favoring bicycle transportation received a lot of favorable press from bike wonks like you and I. The National Association of Manufacturers fears the impact this policy could have on “the efficient movement of freight.” (more…)