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Shopping mall bike lockers

Christmas shopping apparently began early for many people, with crowds reportedly trapped in the parking garage for up to three hours at one popular shopping mall in Silicon Valley, California before the Thanksgiving Holiday. Some shoppers at Westfield Valley Fair abandoned their cars, walked out to the street and Ubered their way home. Valley Fair read more » Continue reading »

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Calling Silicon Valley quaxers (and wannabes!)

The totally FREE Second Annual Cargo Bike Festival takes place Sunday, November 6, 2016 at the Armory on North 2nd Street in San Jose, California from 11 A.M. to 3 P.M. René Netter says he organized the Cargo Bike Festival because “There aren’t many Cargo Bikes in the U.S. and in order to pick the read more » Continue reading »

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Los Gatos Creek Trail audit in the rain

I need to improve the data for Los Gatos Creek Trail (LGCT) on this trail flooding status page for Santa Clara County, California, so I plan to ride LGCT in the middle of the rainstorm expected on Friday. Who wants to join me for this ride? Leigh Avenue is the street immediately west of Blackford read more » Continue reading »

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Attention SF Bay Area: “Atmospheric River” on the way, possible heavy rain

It’s time to refresh the waterproofing on your rain gear and ensure your fenders are in good shape. The National Weather Service tells us to expect rain beginning Thursday night to Friday as an “atmospheric river” of moist air arrives, with another system moving in for additional rain over the weekend. For those riding Santa read more » Continue reading »

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Vision Zero, Data driven enforcement, and Discrimination?

The Safe Routes Partnership moderated a Twitter chat this morning on the topic of equity and law enforcement in the context of active transportation. Among the good discussion starters, the Safe Routes Partnership asked: Q6. What types of policies or approaches are effective at ensuring that law enforcement doesn’t profile or discriminate? #MoveEquity — SafeRoutesNow read more » Continue reading »

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San Jose: Lupebikepool begins Wednesday, September 14

Another bikepool (think “carpool,” but with bikes) begins this Wednesday for commuters traveling from the vicinity of downtown San Jose, CA to the North First area, with morning departure from Diridon Station, and an evening trip leaving from Tasman Road at the Guadalupe River Trail. lupebikepool (named for Lupe the Mammoth, whose statue can be read more » Continue reading »

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A San Jose interactive maps park and trails survey

The city of San Jose Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services department is updating their “Greenprint” — their long-term strategic plan that guides the future expansion of San José’s parks, recreation facilities and community services — and invites residents and visitors for your feedback via an interactive map survey. To give your input, click through to read more » Continue reading »

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San Jose Lincoln Avenue paving to make road diet permanent.

Those of you who bike on Lincoln Avenue through Willow Glen have already noticed the city has ground out the bike lanes and other road markings. This is the paving work to make the Lincoln Avenue Road Diet permanent, per the city council vote on June 28, 2016. The work should be complete by tomorrow, read more » Continue reading »

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San Jose Guadalupe River Park Conservancy seeks trail ambassadors

The Guadalupe River Park Conservancy (GRPC) in San Jose, California seeks volunteers for their newly launched trail ambassador program. Trail ambassadors patrol the Guadalupe River Trail between Coleman Avenue and I-880 on foot or on bike to act as the eyes, ears and friendly face of the park. Volunteers help report issues along the trails, read more » Continue reading »

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Cycling in San Jose: Serious injuries for one, fatality for another

We had two traffic collisions involving people in bikes in San Jose: one early Saturday morning resulted in a fatality for a 49 year old man, while Monday evening’s crash sent a young man to the hospital with critical injuries. Injury collision Monday I saw the firetrucks headed to 1st Street last night for a read more » Continue reading »

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