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Pushback on Caltrans proposal to close Skyline in Daly City

Caltrans District 4, which covers the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area, celebrates Bike Month by banning bikes from the primary bikeway connecting the Pacific Coast side of San Francisco with the Peninsula. The hundreds of people who bike this way every week complain to the District. Let’s hope they listen. I buried the lede on read more » Continue reading »

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San Mateo County asks cyclists to avoid OLH

I know a few people biked this portion of Old La Honda, and you know that sometimes I see “road closed” signs as an invitation to bike or walk the road if it’s not too obviously impassable, but San Mateo County Public works says the western Portion of Old La Honda Road between Skyline and 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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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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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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Open roads in the Santa Cruz Mountains

Happy Friday, all. More rain is on the way to the SF Bay Area and Monterey Bay region Wednesday so enjoy the sunny bike riding weather while you can. This information is collected from county public works departments the morning of Friday, January 27, 2017 and from scouting and is thought to be accurate, but read more » Continue reading »

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Montana proposal to ban bikes from most roads

Update: the bill has been changed to completely remove the proposed bans listed below. Montana legislator Barry Usher (R-Roundup) has drafted a bill proposal to prohibit bikes, pedestrians, other non-motorized vehicles, and wheelchairs from all two-lane roads in Montana outside of municipalities where no paved shoulder is provided. This bill, obviously, maroons anyone who lives read more » Continue reading »

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Mountain View Stevens Creek Trail closed at ECR

The city of Mountain View, California announced the Stevens Creek Trail is closed between El Camino Real and Yuba Drive due to serious bank erosion. Detours are in place for trail users. To bypass the flooded section of trail, add about 500 feet to your trip by detouring via ECR and Yuba Drive. The trail read more » Continue reading »

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SF Bay Area, Monterey Bay Region approve transportation self-help taxes

Voters in Santa Clara, Santa Cruz and Monterey Counties approved sales tax increases to provide local funding for transportation, while Contra Costa County voters rejected their county’s proposed tax to fund transportation improvements. With declining gas tax revenues and a history of the state seizing certain local revenues to cover state funding shortfalls, 11 counties read more » Continue reading »

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City of Santa Clara BPAC seeks members

The city of Santa Clara, California Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) may have up to three openings for new members. The BPAC is composed of volunteers who either live or work in the city of Santa Clara. The BPAC advises city council on bicycle-related projects. Sometimes city council listens, sometimes they don’t. I’ve heard read more » Continue reading »

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