Biking

Photo credit: Noah Berger
Joël Ramos Headshot
02/03/2015
Since the historic Measure BB passed in November, we’ve heard questions from lots of people who live, walk, bike, and ride transit in the Bay Area: “When do the free transit passes for youth start...
01/05/2015
By today’s standards, it is normal for most people to drive for every little errand: getting to work, dropping the kids off at soccer, or meeting a friend for coffee. Our cities and towns have been...
11/25/2014
Crossing the street shouldn’t feel like you’re playing a real-life game of Frogger. As it exists today, El Camino Real through Palo Alto, Mountain View, Sunnyvale, Los Altos, and Santa Clara is...
A man rides the bus in the South Bay. Photo credit Brandon Matthews 2011.
Chris Lepe Headshot
11/17/2014
As we’ve noted before, most people agree that El Camino Real has room for improvement, to put it mildly.  Speeding cars, unsafe pedestrian crossings, lack of accommodation of cyclists, buses...
Chris Lepe Headshot
11/10/2014
For too many years, Silicon Valley has focused on planning for automobiles, forcing most of us to depend on driving with few alternatives to sitting in traffic - and leaving everyone else in the dust...
Yes on Measure BB for better biking, better BART, better buses
Shannon Tracey Headshot
10/31/2014
I love Hallowe’en. Ghosts, Jack-o-Lanterns, candy corn, and pint-sized superheroes knocking on my door – is there any holiday more delightful, and frightful? But this year, I’m haunted by a...
California state seal, photo credit Flickr How I See Life
Joshua Stark Headshot
09/29/2014
Big things happened in the world of transportation policy this year in California. Caltrans got a new mission and vision, the new State Transportation Agency kicked off a robust transportation...
Kids walking to school won't get the benefit of SB 1151
Joshua Stark Headshot
09/22/2014
“Making safety improvements in school zones is obviously important, but not by increasing traffic fines.” So concludes Governor Brown’s veto message on SB 1151, which would have helped make it...
Andy Gillin Headshot
09/19/2014
Every week in California, a child is hit and killed while crossing the street. We have the nation’s highest pedestrian fatality rate among children aged 4 to 7 years old, and the second highest aged...
Shannon Tracey Headshot
09/16/2014
This morning, something changed for thousands of Californians who commute like I do – on a bicycle. Although we pedaled the same bikes along the same streets, heading from the same homes to the same...

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