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Wonky bike policy, a bike train, and a bike race

Posted by on May 15, 2017

Amgen Tour of California Women’s Race ended on Mothers’ Day with Olympic Gold Medalist Anna van der Breggen of the Netherlands narrowly edging ahead of local favorite Katie Hall during the 4th Stage circuit race in Sacrmento.

The Amgen Tour of California Men’s Race continues today with a finish in San Jose. Watch live on the Tour Tracker. Unlike every previous year of this race, I will attend any of the stages in person.

Note: San Jose Bike Train rolls this Wednesday morning, departing 8:15 A.M. from Bel Bacio Cafe. Find more events below the photo of the Movers and Shakers Ride on the Bike Train route last Thursday.

Movers and Shakers Ride Thursday May 11 2017

7 PM TONIGHT in Burlingame, CA: City council discusses Complete Streets. Agenda here [PDF]

City of San Mateo: Two meetings for Highway 101 interchange project this week. More background at Streetsblog.

Cupertino: “Building a Healthier Community through Active Transportation”, 8 AM to Noon, Tuesday, May 16 2017. More info and RSVP here.

Scotts Valley: Bike Santa Cruz County and Ecology Action will be at the Scotts Valley City Council meeting on May 17th to ask for a protected bike lane pilot project and Safe Routes to School program funding.

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Caltrans District 4 Bicycle Plan Meetings continue May 17 2017 in Vallejo and May 30 2017 in San Jose. Workshop flyer here. Caltrans D4 covers the nine county Bay Area. You can also provide input at the D4 Bike Plan Survey.

Speaking of Caltrans D4 — this is along the Pacific Coast side of Daly City:

Here’s the notice:

This is to notify you that Caltrans District 4 Office of Traffic Safety is pursuing a bicycle prohibition on the State Route 35 freeway interchange with State Route 1 between Hickey Boulevard to Westmoor Avenue due to the number of ramps in each direction and number of lanes bicyclists need to merge across with motorists traveling at freeway speeds. Alternate routes are available to bicyclists on the local network via Skyline Dr./Gateway Dr. to the west of Route 35 and Southgate Ave/St. Francis Blvd/Callan Blvd. to the east. Signs will be installed in the next couple weeks alerting bicyclists of the freeway prohibition.

San Jose: VTA “Story-Keyes Complete Streets Corridor Study Community Workshop,” 6 PM, Tuesday, May 23, 2017. Emma Prusch Park Meeting Hall, 647 King Rd, San Jose, CA 95116. Background study information here.

San Jose: VTA “Bascom Complete Streets Study Public Meetings,” two meetings in June 2017. More information here.

Initiative filed to repeal California’s brand new increase in the gasoline tax.

H/T to Emma, Jaimie, Moira, Murph and Sergio for this information.

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