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Author Archives: Richard Masoner

Caltrans bike & ped plan San Jose workshop: Online only due to flooding

Update: Bike coalition San Jose team meeting also cancelled due to flooding. Details below. Due to flooding near downtown San Jose, California, Thursday’s scheduled workshop to discuss the California Bicycle / Pedestrian Plan is now an online forum only. The planned in-person meeting at the MLK Library has been cancelled. To dial into the meeting read more » Continue reading »

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Road and trail closures: Santa Cruz, Santa Clara and Alameda Counties

With record-breaking rainfall throughout Northern California abating for now, a bunch of us will be tempted to hit the roads on our bikes. Several favorite road cycling roads are closed, including Mount Hamilton Road, Niles Canyon, Soquel-San Jose, and more. Santa Cruz County Road Closures list is updated throughout the day and seems to be read more » Continue reading »

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California legislation: Far-to-the-right law; Idaho stop; and more!

Last Week, Assemblymember Phil Ting (D – San Francisco) introduced AB 694, a bill to recast California’s far-to-the-right law to clarify cyclists’ right to control a lane where necessary. CVC 21202 California Vehicle Code 21202 is the state’s “shall ride as close as practicable to the right-hand curb or edge of the roadway” law. The read more » Continue reading »

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Bike ride Scotts Valley to Los Gatos & San Jose

Update: I’ll do this again 6:30 A.M. Wednesday, Feb 22, 2017 IF the roads I take are passable (Mountain Charlie, then Old Santa Cruz Highway) and rain is at most very light. You should RSVP for this ride so I know how to contact you for a go / no go. See below for contact read more » Continue reading »

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Road closures this weekend: Santa Cruz, Santa Clara Counties

With dry and sunny weather this weekend in the San Francisco Bay Area and Monterey Bay region of California, I’m sure many of you will hit the road. The latest atmospheric river did a number on several coastal and mountain roads throughout the region. I’ve collected information from various resources to plot closed roads in read more » Continue reading »

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Caltrans releases draft statewide Bicycle and and Pedestrian Plan

Caltrans announced a draft of “Toward An Active California,” their first ever statewide California State Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan and invite public comment at cabikepedplan.civicomment.org. A series of public meetings have also been announced. Northern California: Tuesday, February 23 , 10:00am – 12:00pm. Dr. Martin Luther King Library, Room 225, 150 E San Fernando Street, read more » Continue reading »

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California 2017 driving manual revisions

California’s DMV 2017 edition of its driver handbook will contain numerous revisions related to driving around pedestrians and cyclists. The only thing nobody seems to know anything about is “Added bicyclists to the Tailgating section,” but I guess we’ll find out the new driving manual becomes available Any Day Now. New content: Yield Lines (Shark’s read more » Continue reading »

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How would you spend $250M in bike funds over 30 years?

Santa Clara County Measure B Transportation Tax With the passage of Santa Clara County’s Measure B transportation sales tax last year, the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) will receive over $6 billion in revenue over the next thirty years beginning in June, 2017. Four percent of those funds, or an estimated $8 million per read more » Continue reading »

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ATOC 2017 announces routes for women’s and men’s stage races

The Amgen Tour of California announced the courses for the May 2017 women’s and men’s stage races. The women’s four stage race begins Thursday, May 11, 2017 in South Lake Tahoe, and ends Sunday, May 14, 2017 in Sacramento, immediately followed in Sacramento by the start of the men’s seven stage race. The host city read more » Continue reading »

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Santa Clara: Pruneridge Avenue road diet at risk

From Betsy Magas regarding Pruneridge Avenue between Pomeroy Avenue and Tantau (i.e. the Apple Spaceship campus) in the city of Santa Clara, California: The city of Santa Clara is having another neighborhood meeting Monday night about traffic on Pruneridge. Pruneridge already sports a road diet in Santa Clara, from Pomeroy to the Cupertino city limit read more » Continue reading »

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