Category Archives: Transportation

New Palo Alto Downtown Commute survey shows 55 percent drivealone rate

The first employer survey for the Palo Alto Transportation Management Association shows a 55 percent drivealone commute rate, with 45% of commuters travelling to work in some other way.   17% of downtown commuters used Caltrain, and 15% of commuters … Continue reading

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Over 60 merchants support first ever Silicon Valley Bike to Shop Day

May is the traditional time to celebrate Bike to Work month.  But 80% of trips are shopping and other nonwork trips. This year, the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition is sponsoring Bike to Shop Day, to celebrate and reward people who … Continue reading

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Democratizing the Google Bus

Many in San Francisco love to hate the Google buses that bring tech workers between Google’s campus in Mountain View and San Francisco’s neighborhoods. The buses are seen a sign of elitism and gentrification. But Google is taking steps to … Continue reading

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San Francisco Giants keep 50 percent driving mode share

When the San Francisco Giants moved from Candlestick Park in 2000, the Giants transformed fans’ transportation patterns overnight.  95% of fans drove to the old Candlestick park location, according to Staci Slaughter, the Giants’ Communications VP. The Giants sought a … Continue reading

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Mountain View BPAC recommends road diets in upcoming city budget

On Wednesday, January 30, the Mountain View Bicycle/Pedestrian Advisory Committee recommended road diets on California Street and Castro Street (south of El Camino) for inclusion in the city’s Capital Improvement Plan, which sets out the capital projects and other large … Continue reading

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Mountain View City Council moves forward on street safety

Mountain View police have cracked down on speeding and stepped up education efforts after two recent pedestrian deaths, and three collisions with children walking on Castro Street to Graham Middle School. The enforcement and education efforts were detailed in a … Continue reading

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Redwood City plans Complete Streets Study session on February 25

Redwood City staff are planning a Complete Streets study session for February 25, 2013, in response to the Redwood City City Council’s direction in October to come back with improved recommendations relating to the Farm Hill Road Diet proposal. At … Continue reading

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Santa Clara County Awards $10 Million in Trail Funds to Stanford and Palo Alto, $400,000 to Ravenswood Bay Trail

This morning the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to fund the four most expensive projects submitted for a one-time grant set up to spend $10.4 million originally provided by Stanford University to mitigate impacts on public recreational … Continue reading

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Santa Clara County rejects 5 of 15 trail projects as ineligible for funding

In preparation for the upcoming November 20 Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors meeting at which $10.4 million is expected to be allocated to recreational trail projects, county staff have declared 5 out of 15 projects that applied for the … Continue reading

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Menlo Park’s first bike corral is live

When you come to work out and relax at Menlo Pilates and Yoga on El Camino Real in Menlo Park, you can warm up on your way by riding your bike.  Following customer requests for bike parking, and with the … Continue reading

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