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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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Caltrans pioneers friendlier new street designs for El Camino

If you talk to experienced community members, elected officials and staff about opportunities for pedestrian safety improvements along El Camino Real (or other roads and highways managed by California’s department of transportation), you are likely to hear a resigned sigh. … Continue reading

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Can the Diridon Station Area take advantage of its transit crossroads location?

The San Jose Diridon Station Area Plan Environmental Impact report is out for comments, with a deadline of February 13.  The plan has aggressive goals to evolve the parking lots and post-industrial warehouses into a thriving, walkable  urban neighborhood, jobs … Continue reading

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Diridon Station Area Plan Environmental Impact Report is out

The City of San Jose has released the Draft Environmental Impact Report for the Diridon Station Area Plan . Comments are due February 14, 2014. Do you use the Diridon Station Area and want to see San Jose make better use … Continue reading

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A gradually emerging birds-eye view of San Mateo Rail Corridor transportation

The San Mateo Rail Corridor Transportation Management Association is building a birds-eye view of car trips and mode share in the Rail Corridor between Hayward Park and Hillsdale Caltrain stations.   In November, the city issued its first report on … Continue reading

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Mountain View, Palo Alto take more steps toward managing trips

On Tuesday, Mountain View City Council wrestled with the steps needed to achieve the ambitious vehicle trip reduction goal they set in the development of a plan for North Bayshore, the office park area where Google is headquartered. Council supported … Continue reading

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New Palo Alto transportation study suggests options to reduce driving

Results are out for Palo Alto’s transportation survey which was conducted in May, and will be presented to City Council on Monday night. The results of the study suggest a number of options for Palo Alto to reduce driving, which … Continue reading

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Everybody wins – helping East Palo Alto residents drive less

Teresita works in healthcare in Redwood City.  Mona works at jobs in Palo Alto, East Palo Alto, and other locations. At the East Palo General Plan forum in the Costano School gym on Saturday November 23, both East Palo Alto … Continue reading

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SamTrans sees 3% growth in ECR ridership up 3% in first month; kicks off study of speed improvements

Ridership for the more-frequent ECR service was up by 3% in October over the combined 390/391 routes that served El Camino Real in the previous year, according to the staff report for today’s SamTrans board meeting.  The new service doubled … Continue reading

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Menlo Park Transportation Commission votes unanimously to remove parking from Laurel Street bike lane

On Wednesday night, November 13, the Menlo Park Transportation Commission voted unanimously to remove parking from Laurel Street bike lane.  The Laurel Street bike lane is a key piece of the city’s bike network, the low-traffic logical north-south bike route … Continue reading

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