Tonight at five, St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church (11555 National Blvd, 90064) is throwing a transit-themed “First Friday Family Fun Night” featuring games, field trips on the Big Blue Bus, safety talks from Metro and the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition, and even a giant “Thomas the Train” set built by a former Streetsblog editor who […]
As part of its ongoing efforts to create a safer El Camino Real, the City of Redwood is seeking input from the public through an online survey that closes tonight.
The City of San Mateo will host a pair of community meetings next week in San Mateo and Burlingame over the proposed 101/Peninsula Avenue Interchange project. The project is a familiar type: it would relocate the US 101 southbound on-ramps and off-ramps from East Poplar Avenue to Peninsula Avenue, to eliminate the partial interchange and create […]
Monday starts Bike Week in San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties. And Thursday, May 11, the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition (SVBC) brags that "tens of thousands of regular and first-time Bay Area residents will bike to work for the 23rd Annual Bike to Work Day."
The City of Cupertino is best known as the corporate headquarters of a boutique hardware developer called Apple. But if the city moves forward with a plan to add seven “bicycle boulevards” to its bike network, it could also become one of the more bike friendly cities in Silicon Valley. Cupertino will hold a series of […]
There’s a truism among advocates for making streets safer for all users: Before an area can walk the walk, they will spend a couple of years talking the talk. That means that before cities and counties and communities begin building the bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure to calm traffic and make streets safe, there will be […]
There will be many news stories generated by the announcement of the details of President Donald Trump's proposed budget next month. In advance of the announcement, the campaign to preserve funding for the electrification of Caltrain, is working with advocates around the state and country to preserve a nearly $650 million grant agreement scuttled by the Trump Administration in February.
You know we’ve got a great episode of #DamienTalks when a woman who is eight months pregnant and running a half-marathon is the fourth interview in the podcast. Today, #DamienTalks looks back at last Sunday’s mammoth open streets event, the 626 in the San Gabriel Valley. #DamienTalks with Joe Linton, the first staff person for […]
Over a million people marched last Sunday at women’s rallies in the Bay Area and Los Angeles, to say nothing of the dozens of other rallies across the states. Governor Jerry Brown uses his State of the State to vow a legal fight if Washington, D.C. tries to roll back California’s stand on clean cars. Shortly […]
On Monday, the Los Angeles Times published a bombshell article, outlining the details of a “confidential Federal Railroad Administration risk analysis,” in an attack on the competence and ethics of the California High Speed Rail Authority. Reporter Ralph Vartabedian claims the report shows cost overruns and delays, although the Times does not provide readers a chance […]
In 1967, the City of Davis installed America's first protected bikeway. The parking-protected bikeway was not only the first of its kind, but was actually illegal until the citizen's campaign convinced the California legislature to change state law to allow it.
(Read the survey responses for Jesse Creed, Paul Koretz and Mark Herd by clicking on their names.) In 2013, I described the election in the Los Angeles City Council District 5 as “quiet.” Paul Koretz was a reliable vote for bicycle friendly policies, albeit a little slow to implement change in his district. His only […]