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                                    S PINNING C RANK
                                    Newsletter of the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition
                                    and the Peninsula Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition
                                    June-July 2006                                                                                   Vol. 20 No.3
Events and Speakers                                 River Oaks Bridge                                            June 8th Program
                                                                                by Jim Stallman     Please join us at our June 8th Meeting, and help
  Coming to SVBC                        The River Oaks Bridge provides a new crossing
                                                                                                  SVBC create the future of bicycling in Silicon
         June 8th*                    of the Guadalupe River connecting Santa Clara and
   6:30 pm No-Host Pizza              San Jose between Tasman and Montague. It opened
                                                             photo courtesy Jerri-Anne Meyer         We’ll show a slideshow of Bike to Work Day
      7:00 pm Program:                beginning on May 17th, 11 years after it was first
                                                                                                  photos while we munch on our pizza. Then our
 Bike toWork Day Slideshow            an idea proposed by John Ciccarelli for the
                                                                                                  ED Corinne will lead us in a discussion of where
        and Discussion                Countywide Bicycle Network. It was funded us-
                                                                                                  SVBC is going from here. There are a whole lot
       (see pg 1 for details)         ing $2 million of Measure B Bicycle Project Fund-
                                                                                                  of neat possibilities and ways to create the bike-
         July 13th*                   ing along with contributions from the cities of Santa
                                                                                                  friendly valley we all want. If you’d like to get
           6:00 pm                    Clara and San Jose.
                                                                                                  your two cents in, please join us! If you have a
    Board Meeting (only)                                                    photo courtesy VTA
                                                                                                  really great idea, Corinne claims she might even
  All are welcome to attend.                                                                      buy you a beer.
 *see pg 12 for meeting locations
                                                                                                                  Go Greenbelt!
Bike to Work Day                                                                                                          by Anne Ng and Jerri-Ann Meyer
                                                                                                    Eight Santa Clara County cyclists were among
          - 20 0 6 -                                                                              the fifty on the 480-mile week long Go Greenbelt
see pgs 7-8 for complete coverage                                                                 ride that circled the Bay Area the end of April.
                                                                                                  We were raising awareness of and money for the
                                                                                                  Greenbelt Alliance, a Bay Area organization de-
                                                                                                  voted to protecting our greenbelt by fighting
                                                                                                  sprawl and promoting “smart growth” and infill
                                                                                                  development. More information on the Greenbelt
                                      (SVBC ED Corinne Winter joins Michael Burns, Pete McHugh,
                                                                                                  Alliance can be found at www.greenbelt.org ,
                                      Forrest Williams, Jamie Matthews, Larry Wilson, Dolly
      Please Join Us                  Sandoval, and Herman Wadler at the opening.)                www.gogreenbelt.org and http://gogreenbelt.
                                        The bridge is a 225' free span prefabricated in           blogspot.com/.
      Silicon Valley Bicycle
                                      Alabama in 5 sections making it the longest free              Heading down through the hills from San Fran-
  Coalition is a membership
                                      span bike/ped bridge in the County. It connects             cisco, we looped south of San Jose before head-
 organization dedicated to the
                                      with Santa Clara’s San Tomas Creek Trail via                ing over Mount Hamilton to Livermore, across
   improvement of bicycling
                                      Agnew Road and also the Guadalupe River Trails              the Antioch Bridge to Fairfield and on to Santa
  conditions for all Bay Area
                                      on both sides of the river.                                 Rosa, then to the coast, over Mount Tamalpais,
    riders. Your membership
                                        The bridge connects new communities on both               and across the Golden Gate Bridge back to San
    helps us send a powerful
                                      sides of the Guadalupe and can be seen from the             Francisco.                    Go Greenbelt cont pg 3
 message to those we need to
 reach. A membership form is          River Oaks Light Rail Station. People with desti-
        on pg. 12. Thanks!            nations including Mission College, Great America,
                                      RiverMark Shopping and Dining along with many
  Information Sources
                                      companies in the area can now benefit from this
SVBC: www.svbcbikes.org
                                      attractive and convenient new link. The west bank
                                      landing of the bridge adjoins the James Lick Man-
      SVBC email list :
                                      sion which is on the National Park Service’s Na-
                                      tional Register of Historic Places, and the east bank
         BikeBuddy                                                          landing is at             (LtoR:David Marsland, John Brazil, Libby Dresel,
bikebuddy@svbcbikes.org                                                     the corner of                       Anne Ng, Jerri-Ann Meyer)
PBPC: www.penbiped.net                                                      the VTA Hqtrs         PBPC ---------------------------------------- pg 9
      650/571-5830                                                          complex.              New & Noteworthy-
      PBPC email list :                                                                           BTWD coverage--------------------------- pg 7-8
 pbpc@lists.svbcbikes.org                                                     VTA is the
                                                                              County’s            Bike ED-----------------------------------------pg 2
  Incident Report Form-                                                                           Thanking Volunteers-------------------------- pg 3
http://www.penbiped.net/                                                                          Volunteers Needed---------------------------- pg 2
                                                                              tion agency.
    incidentreport.html                                  photo courtesy VTA                       Area Reports------------------------------ pg 4,5,6
        Better Cycling                                Better Breathing                                             Better Living
June-July 2006                                              Spinning Crank                                           Vol 20 No. 3                        1
                  Still Spinning                               SVBC Board Meeting                                                          Bike Ed cont
                                                                                                      ditional education was needed to help pre-
                                by Greg McPheeters                 Summary                            vent crashes requiring the protection of the
                                    SVBC President                                 by Jerri-Ann Meyer
  Thanks to everyone who made Bike to Work                                             SVBC Secretary helmet. SVBC underwrote the second year
Day a tremendous success this year! We hope
                                                      Summary of the May 11 Board meeting             of the pilot. Four schools participated the first
you enjoyed the festivities and were success-         The main agenda item was to discuss and year. Three schools participated the second
ful in recruiting a few new bicycle commut- revisit the outcome of the September 2003 year. The program is now ready for prime
ers, even if it was just for a day.                 Board of Director’s Retreat. At that retreat time. Contact Alice Matsushima of TSCN for
  With a successful Bike to Work Day behind SVBC’s main issue areas and goals were ar- information about this or the following pro-
us the SVBC Board is focusing on our long- ticulated, clarifying for the board the strate- gram: Alice.Matsushima@ hhs.co.santa-
term strategy. Now that Corinne has demon- gic direction for the organization. (See the clara.ca.us.
strated her talent in leading our organization, Spinning Crank article in the Jan/Feb 2004              The second pilot is a diversion program for
she is working on preparing an eighteen-month issue: <http://www.svbcbikes.org/crank/jan-             minors receiving tickets for bicycle violations
budget and work plan which we will be re- feb-04/index.php>http://www.svbcbikes.org/ — a traffic school for cyclists. The program
viewing at our July Board meeting. Our hope crank/jan-feb-04/index.php The board today, started based on the Sunnyvale program with
is to identify revenue sources that allow us to concluded that SVBC’s strategic direction LCI input, and covers the 5 northern Santa
keep Corinne as close to full time as possible established at the 2003 retreat is still valid.        Clara County police forces as well as north-
as she works to improve cycling conditions in         That retreat identified the hiring of an ex- ern cities covered by the sheriff. The course
Santa Clara County. It is very exciting to have ecutive director (ED) as a top priority. At its is taught by a police officer who also brings
full time staff for the organization and see the May meeting, the SVBC Board articulated in a crash survivor to speak with the kids.
changes that have already begun to take place. and clarified its role and responsibilities and Parents are required to attend with their child.
If you have leads on grant or other funding those of a professional                                   Feedback has been positive.
sources, please don’t hesitate to send them our       ED. In general, the board will set direction      League of American Bicyclists BikeEd
way!! Also, please help us continue to grow and approve a work plan and budget. The ED                courses at both kids and adult levels continue
our membership base, as this is the core of our will act within the parameters established and to be taught in multiple County locations. See
annual income.                                      will make the operational decisions involved the education pages of the LAB at http://
                                                    in realizing the plan.                            www.bikeleague.org for information on
                                  by Corinne Winter
Ride On!                    SVBC Executive Director   For review at the next board meeting, Ex- courses and schedules. Richard Swent teaches
                                                                                                      most of the kids’ courses through Palo Alto
  Having just coordinated Bike to Work Day, ecutive Director Corinne Winter will draft a
I’m very impressed with how much potential budget, work plan, and goals for the remain-
there is for transportation biking here in Sili- der of 2006 and 2007.
con Valley. Some of us point to San Francisco
                                                                                                                Volunteers Needed
                                                                        Bike ED        by Bob Eltgroth
as the bike coalition mecca of the Bay Area,                                                                                 New REI Store
                                                         The Traffic Safe Community Network has
but I’ve heard rumors that we had more bicy-
                                                       piloted two education courses for kids in the                        REI will have a Grand
clists turn out for Bike to Work Day down here
                                                       last two years with input from League of                           Opening for their new store
in our County. What this tells me is that there’s
                                                       American Bicyclists Certified Instructors         in Mountain View August 4th, 5th, and 6th.
a huge potential for growth in the bike advo-
                                                       (LCI).                                            SVBC has been asked to provide guarded
cacy community here. Indeed, I met lots of
                                                         The Middle School pilot project is in its       bicycle parking on all 3 days, from 8 am- 6
people on Bike to Work Day who are excited
                                                       second year. One modification this year made      pm. For every bicyclist that rides to the
about getting more involved.
                                                       the second day a team game instead of a lec-      Grand Opening of REI in Mountain
  With Bike to Work Day behind us, I’m look-
                                                       ture. This program usually takes place in PE      View, REI will donate $10 to SVBC! Grab
ing forward to devoting most of my time to
                                                       classes over two days. The first day covers       your friends.and ride over to support SVBC
advocacy. Events like Bike to Work Day are a
                                                       helmet usage, reasons, and fitting. The sec-      and check out the new store.
crucial way for us to reach out to the broader
                                                       ond day now uses a Master of Ceremonies             Please volunteer to help. You pick the day
public and generate press around biking, but
                                                       with an LCI to explain answers and answer         and the time, but it would be great if you
it is advocacy that is the heart of the Silicon
                                                       further questions about bicycling rights and      don’t limit your shift to just a few hours,
Valley Bicycle Coalition. I’m currently inter-
                                                       safe riding techniques. An optional on-bike       and if you can do it for more than one day,
ested in expanding the Coalition and working
                                                       after school session usually includes helmet      that would be really appreciated!
more closely with other groups that are inter-
                                                       give aways and fitting as well as on-bike           Please contact Ellen Fletcher, ef@ellen
ested in advocacy, such as local riding clubs
                                                       games run by an LCI. SVBC volunteers have         fletcher.net or 650/494-8943. Thanks much.
and bike industry representatives. Improving
                                                       made the helmet give aways and fittings pos-
bicycling facilities is something that we all
                                                       sible. SVBC volunteers also helped with the
clearly benefit from.                                                                                               Los Altos A&W
                                                       data collection to measure effectiveness of
  At SVBC we’re also amping up our pace!                                                                      SVBC will again be providing
                                                       the program. Often, a bike mechanic is on
As I continue as your full time Executive Di-                                                               bicycle parking at this year’s Los
                                                       hand for minor bike adjustments. Bicycle
rector, I’ll be working with the Board of Di-                                                               Altos Art and Wine Festival on
                                                       police enjoy participating in the snail races
rectors to determine the programs and advo-                                                                 July 8th and 9th. Please help out.
                                                       with the children.
cacy directions SVBC will pursue for the re-                                                                Contact      Ellen      Fletcher,
                                                         This program was developed in the first
mainder of 2006 and 2007. Please feel free to                                                               ef@ellenfletcher.net or 650/494-
                                                       year using an Office of Traffic Safety grant
email me with your ideas: corinne@ svbc                                                                     8943. Thanks!
                                                       for helmet education, but TSCN saw that ad-
bikes.org.      (see pg 7 for more BTWD from our ED)                                  cont next column
2                      Vol 20 No. 3                                  Spinning Crank                                              June-July 2006
           Visit with LAB ED                           Pedal Power in Sacramento                                 New Members
                                 by Paul Goldstein                                 by Paul Goldstein
  On Wednesday, April 26th, Andy Clarke,              On May 1 st and 2 nd, Executive Director             For the complete list of new
Executive Director of the League of Ameri-         Corinne Winter, and I joined about 45 other                      members,
can Bicyclists met with a group of local ac-       bicycle advocates in Sacramento for Pedal             see the BTWD supplement pg 8
tivists to discuss the League’s direction and      Power, the California Bicycle Coalition’s Lob-
how the League could assist local bike clubs       bying day. Our local delegation was fortified              Special Thanks:
and bike advocates. Corinne Winter, SVBC           with fellow SVBC members Mike and Steve                Donations from life members:
Executive Director was there, along with sev-      Jacoubowsky, owners of Chain Reaction Bi-                   Roberto Perelman
eral other SVBC Board members. Andy reit-          cycles, and Jeff Selzer, Manager of Palo Alto                    Paul Schmitt
erated the League’s commitment to protect-         Bicycles. Day one was a training session,             For matching Roberto’s donation:
ing the rights of cyclists, as well as their valu- where we learned the basics of lobbying from                  Adobe Systems
able education programs, bicycle advocacy          Justin Fanslau, CBC’s lobbyist in Sacramento,             For matching Paul Metz’
and promotion. The League is the only na-          and Deb Hubsmith, Coordinator for the Safe                    life membership:
tional bicycle organization with a bicycle edu-    Routes to School National Partnership.                       eBay Foundation
cation component including certification of           The next day we had back-to-back meetings
instructors.                                       with our elected representatives and their staffs         Thanks to Our
  Much of the discussion centered on how we        in Sacramento. The meetings were exciting and         Conscientous Volunteers
can work together to convert the enthusiasm        challenging, as we tried to communicate the         Many thanks to:
for recreational cycling into a commitment         importance of cycling, and our passion for it       April/May CRANK mailing: Anne Ng, Mar-
to bicycle advocacy and promoting the bi-          in a few short minutes. (A ten-minute meeting       garet Limberatos, Jack & Jane Lueder, John
cycle as mode of transportation.                   with a Senator or Assemblyperson is a long          Carpenter, Ellen Fletcher, and June Welsh.
                               Greenbelt from pg 1                                                     Sunnyvale Health &Safety Fair: Kevin Jack-
                                    With an awe-      Our focus in early May was to retain fund-
                                  some group of    ing for Safe Routes to Schools in the infra-
                                                                                                       Community Teaming Day at SRI: Roy
                                  kindred spirits, structure bond, and to promote Complete                         photo courtesy Jerri-Ann Meyer
                                  we got to expe- Streets (the concept that a road does not fulfill
                                  rience the for- its mission unless it is built to accommodate        Juniper Networks Earth Day: Kevin Jack-
                                  ests and moun- all members of the public). Regardless of our         son & Ellen Fletcher
                                  tains and farm- success or failure on any specific issue, the        Website: Daniel Dy-Liacco & Herman
                                  land of our event was important in building relationships            Wadler
                                  greenbelt , as with our representatives in Sacramento, and           BTWD Bag stuffing: Anne & Sam Ng, Jane
                                  well as witness demonstrating that bicyclists are active and         and Jack Lueder, June Welsh, Greg
                                  the      sprawl concerned members of their constituencies.           McPheerson, Jerri-Ann Meyer, Corinne and
(Dave Marsland makes a stop)                          It was an exciting event, and I encourage
steadily encroaching on it. We highly recom- other advocates to attend next year. Fortu-               Anne Winter, Dave Lehmicke, and Matt
mend the ride, and encourage cyclists to put nately, we were all warned in the advance                 Thompson. They stuffed 3200 bags and then
it on your calendars (and get in shape) for materials to “Bring your finest business attire            some.
the end of next April.                             to Sacramento — suits, jackets, ties, and nice      BTWD postcard mailing: Matt Thompson.
  We had a lot of powerful fundraisers. When shoes!” so I packed more than just a jersey               Cat’s Hill Classic Criterium bike parking:
the tally’s in, it’s expected that this fundraiser and shorts.                                         Anne Ng, Jack & Jane Lueder, new member
ride will clear $65,000 this year, with an av-                                                         David Marsland, his friend “Bike Dave”
                                                                   Become an LCI
erage well above the minimum.                                                                          Favello from Walnut Creek, and Anne Win-
  Santa Clara County riders:                           Adult Bike Education with instructors cer-
                                                    tified by the League of American Bicyclists        ter.
  John Brazil, Libby Dresel, David Marsland,
                                                                                                       Helmet use counts at three schools:
Jerri-Ann Myer, Anne Ng, Howard Shafer, (LCIs) is an incredible resource, and SVBC
                                                                                                       George Godlewski, Janet Anvick, Margaret
Jacquette Ward, Dave Ziegler. (All SVBC wants to encourage more people across the
                                                                                                       Limberatos, Anne Ng, Mary Ann Michel and
members except Howard & Jacquette, and county to refine their bicycling skill through
                                                    these courses. We are considering launching        David Hanzel.
they’re Western Wheelers).
                                                    a program to provide LCIs with paid teach-         And special thanks to the many volunteers
                                                    ing opportunities, and to provide employers        who staffed the BTWD Energizer Stations,
                                                    with skilled LCIs to teach classes as a ser-       as well as those who helped make the Bike
                                                    vice to their employees. If you are interested     Away from Work Celebration such a success.
                                                    in becoming an LCI, now would be an ex-
                                                    cellent time—we are hoping to schedule an          Please consider volunteering to fill the
                                                    LCI training towards the end of the summer         new position of Volunteer Coordinator
                                                    or in the fall. We need LCI’s available to teach   to accomplish our goals of keeping track
                                                    lunchtime courses at companies in order to         of the interests and availability of current
                                                    be able to successfully offer this service to      and potential volunteers as well. Please
                                                    the community. Contact corinne@                    notify Ellen Fletcher or Corinne Winter
                                                    svbcbikes.org with questions or interest in the    if you are interested: ef@ellenfletcher.net
         (Anne Ng enjoying the countryside)                                                            corinne@svbcbikes.org
(All Greenbelt photos courtesy Jerri-Ann Meyer) program.
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                       Santa Clara County Area Reports
                 Campbell                          (League of American Bicyclists). Regarding           ern terminus of the trail guides the trail user
                                  by Laura Smith   parking cashout for employers, the                   along a sidewalk to the corner of McCarthy
  Hacienda Avenue - Winchester--With the           Councilmembers indicated that they preferred         and Dixon Landing Road. The southern ter-
completion of the Los Gatos Creek Trail Im-        to wait for an employer to specifically request      minus presently is not open under Highway
provement Project last March, our attention        using such a program to reduce its parking           237. The southern terminus does lead the trail
is now on the Hacienda/Winchester Percola-         requirements before taking any action.               users to the bike path along the north side of
tion Pond Improvement Project. The Haci-             The Commission welcomed new member                 Highway 237 to Zanker Road.
enda Avenue - Winchester Blvd.intersection         Scott Fable at its May meeting. Our bicycle            Hetch Hetchy Trail Segment--Development
is neither pleasing to look at nor bicycle         commuting City Manager Dave Knapp also               of the Hetch Hetchy right of way for bike and
friendly. Improvements include landscaping,        attended. Cupertino resident Carol Stanek            pedestrians use between Coelho Street and
sidewalks, bike racks, trash and recycling bins    came hoping for assistance in undoing the            Washington Drive had to be postponed due
and a path through the percolation ponds. The      recent Council decision to close bike/ped ac-        to the late spring rains. Work should begin in
project went out for bid on May 17th with          cess to the Stevens Creek corridor from Sce-         the summer of this year and be finished by
plans to award the contract in July. It’s pro-     nic Circle on the west. Without that access to       the fall. With the completion of this segment,
jected that the project will take 60 days to       cross the corridor, human powered students           the Hetch Hetchy right of way will be paved
complete. Even though this corner area is part     at Lincoln/Kennedy Middle/Monta Vista                from the north City limits at Fremont all the
of the local Water District, the City of           High schools who live west of the creek are          way south to Town Center at the Berryessa
Campbell will maintain it after the improve-       forced to use steep, narrow, motor vehicle           Creek Trail
ments are finished.                                clogged McClellan Road to get to school.               School Traffic Reduction--The traffic study
  Future projects--Matthew Jue, City staff li-     Carol reported that this resulted in a nasty         of Escuela Parkway, which was discussed at
aison to the Committee, reviewed with us the       crash on the otherwise very successful Monta         the March 22nd meeting, brought forth rec-
three future projects awaiting grant funding.      Vista HS Walk & Bike to School Day.                  ommendations of the Traffic Evaluation and
A Safe Routes to Schools grant has been ap-                                                             Traffic Reduction Plan for Milpitas High
plied for. Monies from this source would be                        Los Altos
                                                                                       by Curt Riffle   School, Russell Middle School and Pomeroy
directed to the area between Quito Road and                                                             Elementary schools. Follow up meetings with
Burrows Avenue. In conjunction with the City         Stevens Creek Trail Feasibility Study--The
                                                   City Council has agreed to consider the              the committee to implement potential solu-
of Los Gatos, this project would include: 1)                                                            tions. Rob Means and Bill Reisinger will
bike lanes/routes, 2) lit crosswalk from Jack      Stevens Creek Feasibility Study for funding
                                                   in 2006.                                             serve on a sub-committee to encourage and
Fisher Park to the residential neighborhood                                                             improve bicycle use by students who live
across the street, and 3) sidewalk improve-          Class I Bicycle and Pedestrian Pathway
                                                   Recommendation--The BPAC was asked by                close enough to ride to school.
ments. Next, a Transportation for Livable
Communities grant would provide supple-            the Traffic Commission to recommend loca-                           Morgan Hill
mental money for improving traffic routes          tions for a network of Class I pathways                                               by Bob Eltgroth
through downtown Campbell. Finally, a VTA          throughout Los Altos as a way of providing             BTAC member Carl McCann again ran the
grant called Community Design and Trans-           an alternative to using automobiles for              BTWD Energizer Station in Morgan Hill with
portation would help spruce up Winchester          schools, work, shopping, etc. The recommen-          help from new BTAC member Norma Rome.
Avenue from Campbell Avenue south. Mat-            dation is due to the Traffic Commission for          Carl also picked up the goodies to deliver to
thew will keep us posted.                          their May 24th meeting.                              the Energizer Station at the Morgan Hill
  Bike racks--Campbell applied for and re-           Bicycle Racks--The City of Los Altos has           Gavilan College campus. Carl said that SVBC
ceived from the VTA “U” bike racks for in-         received funding for additional bike racks for       really improved their coordination this year.
stallation in public areas. The Campbell Com-      installation in the City. The BPAC made a            Bob Eltgroth dropped by from San Jose to
munity Center gets two new racks — Dean’s          prioritized list of locations for the racks. The     help out.
Deli and the Adult Center. John D. Morgan          Parks, Arts, and Recreation Commission are             Specialized Bicycle Products did not pub-
Park will have a bike rack installed near the      now considering initial installations in the         licize their annual BTWD breakfast outside
baseball field. Another bike rack is slated for    City’s parks.                                        the company this year, but Mayor Dennis
the Campbell Library area. The final rack will       Bike to Work Day--Los Altos will have two          Kennedy led their ride through town with
go to the Hacienda/Winchester Percolation          BTWD Energizer Stations. Both will be on             coverage by KTVU, which made the news
Pond Improvement Project. These should all         Foothill Expressway, with one at Burke (Lin-         that evening. Russ Danielson of Jody’s Junc-
be installed and ready to use by the end of        coln Park) and one at Main (beside the Home          tion Stationers in Morgan Hill made his first
May.                                               Consignment Center). We expect to serve              ever BTWD ride down from San Jose and
  Herman Wadler continues to keep us up to         over 100 cyclists this year (if it doesn’t rain      took advantage of the breakfast before head-
date on all bike related news from VTA and         like last year!)                                     ing over to open shop before the ride took
other bike groups. Thanks, Herman!                                   Milpitas                           place. Specialized managed to get 160 out of
                                                                                    by Bill Reisinger   160 employees riding. One granddaughter on
                Cupertino                            Coyote Creek Opening--The long awaited             training wheels joined her grandmother for
                                     by Anne Ng    Grand Opening of the Milpitas phase of the           the ride in and a day with her at the office.
  May Koski, new BPC (Bicycle Pedestrian           Coyote Creek Trail will be held on Saturday,         Thanks to Specialized’s Ariadne Delon Scott
Commission) chair, presented the City Coun-        June 3rd at 9 AM. The ribbon cutting ceremony        who opened up the breakfast and ride to those
cil with the Commission goals for 2006 at          will be held at the west end of Ranch Drive          outside Specialized who contacted her ahead
their April 25th meeting. These include apply-     at McCarthy Drive. The trail segment is ap-          of time.
ing for Bicycle Friendly City status with LAB      proximately 2.25 miles in length. The north-
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                        Santa Clara County Area Reports
             Mountain View                          tance including a mechanic (Carlos Babcock)         of May.
                               by Jerri-Ann Meyer   who was kept busy. REI estimated they                 Charleston/Arastradero Corridor Project
  Bicycle Friendly Community--In April,             worked on 35 bikes. Thanks to Jenine Beecher        Update--City Manager’s Report 5/12/06
Mountain View was notified that it has been         (REI Outreach Specialist) for organizing              Phase One of the Charleston/Arastradero
re-designated as a Bicycle Friendly Commu-          REI’s participation and providing staffing for      Corridor Project Trial Demonstration will be
nity at the Bronze level by the League of           our energizer station.                              implemented this summer. The project seeks
American Bicyclists!                                  Other local donations were received from          to improve vehicular, bicycle and pedestrian
  The League of American Bicyclists’ Bike           Bike Spring (a soon to be open new bike shop        safety, reduce commuter and school-related
Friendly Community Campaign is an awards            in Mountain View), the Off Ramp bike shop,          morning traffic congestion and improve ac-
program that recognizes municipalities that         Albertsons, Nob Hill, Safeway, Dana Street          cess to local schools along this busy corri-
actively support bicycling. A Bicycle Friendly      Roasting Company, Wal-Mart, Starbucks,              dor. This will be a 1-year trail phase.
Community provides safe accommodation for           Target, and Vino Locale.                              For a copy of the project brochure and for
cycling and encourages its residents to bike          Our Energizer Station would not have been         more information please go to www.city
for transportation and recreation. This award       successful without all the volunteer help. A        ofpaloalto.org/charleston
is presented only to communities with re-           special thanks goes to Bryan Malone (Vice             Bikestation opening--http://www.bike
markable commitments to bicycling.                  Chair of the BPAC), Leslie Train (BPAC              station.org/paloalto/index.asp
  Political commitment to change is critical        member), and Celia Chung for their help with          Palo Alto Firefighters Ride to Raise Schol-
and there are multiple actions that a commu-        poster distribution, donation solicitation, en-     arship Funds--City Manager’s Report, 5/5/06
nity can take to improve conditions for bicy-       ergizer station staffing and other preparation        For the third straight year, five Palo Alto
cling. For more information on this program,        work. Thanks to Barry Burr, Matt Brunnings,         Firefighters embarked on a long bicycle ride
the action plan, and how to apply see http://       David Erskine, Tian Harter, Joanne Olsen, and       to raise scholarship funds for deserving high
www.bicyclefriendlycommunity.org/.                  Carl Stoffel for pulling themselves out of bed      school seniors at the local high schools. Ap-
  Mountain View is very proud of this accom-        very early on BTWD to help with set up and          paratus Operator Lee Taylor conceived the
plishment.                                          staffing. Thanks to Peter Skinner (City Staff)      original idea for this fundraiser effort.
  Bike Ed classes--A draft plan for offering        for providing us with tables and chairs.              This year’s ride was a grueling 475-mile
bike education classes in the City was re-            Bike Parking Opportunities--SVBC will be          ride starting at the Oregon border on Tues-
viewed at the last BPAC meeting. Classes will       providing bike parking at both the REI Grand        day and ending at the Palo Alto Civic Center
be taught by local League Certified Instruc-        Opening on                                          Plaza late Friday afternoon. The cyclists cov-
tors (LCIs) and will basically follow the             August 4-6 and the Bike Spring Grand              ered as much as 130 miles in one day. Riders
League of American Bicyclist Road I course          Opening on July 8th. If you can donate a few        solicited endorsement support from family
format.                                             hours of your time for one or both of these         and friends. The fundraising efforts for 2006
                   photo courtesy Jerri-Ann Meyer
  New bike map--Quotes are being gathered           bike-parking events, please contact me              are anticipated to provide $5000 in scholar-
for production of a new bike map. In addi-          jmeyer428@yahoo.com or Ellen Fletcher,              ship opportunities for high school seniors at
tion to providing updated content, the new          ef@ellenfletcher.net                                Palo Alto and Gunn High Schools.
                                                                                                          Bikestation set to re-open--After extensive
map will be GIS based and will include bike                          Palo photo courtesy Larry Chin
                                                                          Alto                          renovation, the Palo Alto Bikestation is ex-
safety information.                                                                 by Ellen Fletcher
  Bike/ped counts--Thanks to all those who                                                              pected to re-open in early August. When
                                                      Operation Safe Passage--City Manager’s
volunteered, the project to collect counts of                                                           known, the date will be posted at http://
                                                    Report, 4/21/06
bicyclists and pedestrians has begun. This                                                              www.bikestation.org/paloalto/index.asp and
                                                      In continued efforts to reduce accidents in
count project will occur in phases focusing                                                             at http://www.paloaltobicycles.com/bike
                                                    and around schools and to ensure safe travel
on different areas of the City. A second vol-                                                           station.html
                                                    of students to and from schools, the Palo Alto
unteer project to collect data and for improve-     Police Department will be participating in the                     Santa Clara
ments to bicycle and pedestrian facilities in       statewide initiative “Operation Safe Passage”                                       by John Sullivan
the City will begin soon.                           from April 24 - 28. This program seeks to              Expressways for Pedestrians, Act II
  Both volunteer projects will improve the          increase safety in and around school zones.            In the previous issue of the Spinning Crank,
walkability and bikeability of Mountain View,       Police officers will accomplish this by in-         I reported the outcome of the March 7th Coun-
making the City more safe and accessible for        creasing enforcement efforts around all Palo        cil meeting, when a vote on the repeal of pe-
non-motorized transportation.                       Alto Unified School District schools between        destrian prohibitions on Expressways within
  Please contact me if you can donate a small       the hours of 7:40-8:15 in the mornings, and         the City was postponed because Engineering
amount of your time to help with these              2:45-3:15 in the afternoons.                        staff, which had not prepared a report, re-
projects.                                             The officers will be looking for the follow-      quested that the Council postpone the item
  Bike to Work Day--The Mountain View               ing violations: speeding, running stop signs,       until after March 22nd, when the Bicycle Ad-
BPAC sponsored an Energizer Station at the          passing school buses, no seatbelt, unre-            visory Committee was scheduled to consider
downtown Transit Center. We had a great             strained children or child seat violations,         the prohibitions.
turnout (300+ riders), lots of fantastic give-      right-of-way violations, violating pedestrian          At the March BAC meeting, staff recom-
aways, and folks had loads of fun. There were       right of way, jaywalking, disobeying regula-        mended the retention of all existing pedes-
times when so many cyclists were hanging            tory signs, and bicycle violations.                 trian prohibitions on San Tomas and La-
out and visiting that it felt like a big party.       This campaign is a precursor to the upcom-        wrence Expressways, except on those sec-
  In advance of their new Mountain View             ing statewide “Click It or Ticket” seatbelt         tions of Lawrence having sidewalks.
store opening, REI provided staffing assis-         enforcement campaign that will run at the end                                              cont pg 6
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                       Santa Clara County Area Reports
                       Santa Clara cont from pg 5     contributions were made by the County’s          cerns of nearby residents, thereby muting
  The report did not address the fact that there    Measure A/B, the Rivermark Development,            much of the initial opposition. However, we
are no pedestrian prohibition signs on any          VTA and the City of Santa Clara. This project      can’t afford to take it for granted that things
part of Lawrence Expressway within the              overcame significant funding, design, and          will go as smoothly when the Council is asked
City. The primary exhibit presented by staff        regulatory hurdles before construction. It now     to approve a construction contract and bud-
consisted of video shot from the passenger          offers bicyclists a convenient east-west alter-    get modification later this year – so stay alert
seat of a car being driven in the HOV lane          native to bicycle-unfriendly Montague Ex-          for requests to show your support in order to
on San Tomas. Considering that most of the          pressway. On the San Jose side, it connects        make sure this vital project clears any final
BAC members have ridden bikes on express-           to existing Bike Lanes on North First St and       hurdles!
way shoulders, it was not surprising that the       River Oaks Parkway (east of First St). And           Evelyn Avenue Bike Lane--The Evelyn Av-
Committee recommended the repeal of all             San Jose has plans to pave the existing dirt       enue bike lane project has seen a flurry of
pedestrian prohibitions.                            Guadalupe River Trail that connects with this      activity, and is getting closer to implementa-
  The issue came before the Council again           bridge. Give it a try.                             tion. Grant funds are being sought to cover
on April 25th, with staff recommending pro-           Bike to Work Day a Success--The City of          the shortfall discovered when the initial con-
hibitions on all segments of San Tomas and          San José BPAC hosted a successful Energizer        struction bids were received. A public input
Lawrence lacking sidewalks. The report did          Station at the new MLK Library in downtown         meeting and follow-up comments have shown
not mention that Central Expressway, with           San José. BPAC teamed with SJSU Transpor-          no significant problems, and staff is confi-
almost no sidewalks, allows pedestrians             tation Solutions and the Silicon Valley Bi-        dent the project can proceed. This will pro-
along its entire length. Staff also recom-          cycle Coalition to give out 300 musette bags.      vide an excellent route across the City paral-
mended that the County develop a program            Volunteers also fitted and distributed 100 bi-     lel to the Caltrain tracks from Mountain View
to add more sidewalks on Lawrence and San           cycle helmets. Thanks to Pete’s Coffee,            to the east side of Sunnyvale, and then south
Tomas Expressways.                                  Hobbee’s and others for donating supplies.         on low-stress streets to connect with Tantau
  Statements made by Council members                Several members of the media stopped by and        Avenue in Cupertino.
were supportive of pedestrian use of express-       provided coverage. Thanks to all volunteers          Outdoor Events--The long-awaited end to
way shoulders, but the item was again post-         for another great BTWD.                            the rainy weather has unleashed a wave of
poned to allow staff more time to provide             Free Bicycling Skills Courses in San José        requests for help with a variety of outdoor
specific information about points on the ex-          Are you interested in improving your on-         events. In recent weeks SVBC volunteers
pressways which staff feels do not have suf-        street bicycling skills? Do you know some-         have assisted with the Traffic Safe Commu-
ficient shoulder or path width for safe pe-         one who’d like to become a more confident          nities Network school bike education pro-
destrian use. The City Manager requested            and comfortable bicyclist? Register for a free     gram; Juniper Networks’ Earth Day festival,
that the additional information be presented        BikeEd course in San José! Based on the lead-      and the Columbia Community Center Health
at the June 20th Council meeting. Stay tuned.       ing national program and taught by certified       and Safety fair. At this writing Bike To Work
                 San Jose                           instructors, BikeEd offers classroom and on-       Day is still ahead of us, so the season is just
                                   by John Brazil   bike training for adults, and teens accompa-       getting started!
  Five Bike Lane Projects Moving Forward            nied by an adult. BikeEd will make you a             Bike Friendly City--For all the above, and
  The City of San José is moving forward            safer, more confident bicyclist. Courses are       many other reasons, I’m pleased to report that
with design for five Bike Lane projects: Disk       offered every two months. For San José             the League of American Bicyclists has named
Drive (Grand to Nortech); Nortech Parkway           course information, contact John Brazil at         Sunnyvale a Bike Friendly City. There’s still
(end to end), Hellyer Ave (101 to Silicon           john.brazil@sanjoseca.gov.                         a lot to be done, and we look forward to wel-
Creek Valley), Silver Creek Valley Rd (Yerba                                                           coming our four newly appointed BPAC
Buena to Coyote), and Yerba Buena (San                              Sunnyvale                          members in July. As always, you’re invited
Felipe to Sliver Creek Valley). These projects                                      by Kevin Jackson
                                                                                                       to tell us what’s on your mind by writing to
will provide connections to existing San Jose         City’s Bike Plan--The update of the City’s       bpac@ci.sunnyvale.ca.us
Bike Lanes and Trails, thereby strengthening        Bike Plan has shifted into high gear. Much
and growing the Bicycle Network. Look for           of the working material can be found at the        Personal Shopping Cart/Bike Trailer
implementation during FY06-07.                      BPAC web site <biking.insunnyvale.com>               CenterLines, 1/27/06--Nick Thompson
  River Oaks Bridge Complete & Open                 (don’t put “www.” in front), and a couple of       wrote that Whole Foods Market is setting up
  More than five years after planning began,        dates have been tentatively set for public in-     to test the ‘MaxShopper transport system’ in
the River Oaks Bicycle Pedestrian Bridge is         put. Look for an announcement of a special         4 Southern California locations as a tool for
finally open. On May 17th, 2006, dignitaries        BPAC meeting on Monday, June 5th to review         people to reach stores on foot and by bicycle.
and members of the public gathered for a rib-       the plan, and a public hearing before the City     The ‘MaxShopper’ is a pop up personal cart
bon cutting celebrating the completion of this      Council on Tuesday, July 11th. Everyone is         designed both for use walking and as a bike
project. The River Oaks Bridge provides a           encouraged to share their thoughts about this      trailer. Developed in Switzerland, where
bicycle and pedestrian crossing of the              important blueprint to improve cyclist safety      6,000 have sold in 18 months, the product
Guadalupe River in North San José. It con-          and convenience throughout Sunnyvale!              rolls through the aisles, and checkout, carry-
nects jobs, housing, light rail and bus service       Borrregas Bike/ped Bridges--The                  ing 4+ bags of groceries.
in San José with jobs and housing at the            Borrregas bike/ped bridges easily passed an-         For more info, contact Nick at Nick
Rivermark Development in Santa Clara.               other milestone when the City Council ac-          @Ipropel.org, Photos at www.Leggero.com
Three years ago, the City of San José won a         cepted the environmental report without com-         CenterLines is the bi-weekly e-newsletter
$1M grant to (the largest contribution) to get      ment. This came as no surprise, since staff        of the National Center for Bicycling & Walk-
this project off the ground. Smaller financial      has done an excellent job addressing the con       ing, http://www.bikewalk.org
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      Bike to Work Day Report                                      Images from Bike to Work Day - Mountain View
                                                                               (All Mountain View Photos courtesy Jerri-Ann Meyer)
                               by Corinne Winter
                          SVBC Executive Director

  Beautiful weather and high gas prices
teamed up to make this the most successful
Bike to Work Day yet. Here in Santa Clara
County, nearly 5,500 people rode by the 40
Energizer Stations set up across the County.
This represents just a fraction of the people
who hopped on their bikes that day, which
SVBC estimates at over 15,000.
  SVBC coordinated the event here in Santa
Clara County, with guidance from the Bay                                                                  Energizer Station set to go by 6 am
Area Bicycle Coalition and MTC at the re-
gional level. Hundreds of volunteers set up                                                                   2006 Bike Commuter of the Year
and staffed the Energizer Stations, where           Ready, willing, and color coordinated!
                                                                                                                                                by Corinne Winter
novice cyclists could find route assistance                                                                                                SVBC Executive Director
while munching on some delicious Hobee’s                                                                       For 2006, SVBC has selected Colin Beard
coffeecake. Expert cyclists stopped by as well                                                               to receive the Metropolitan Transportation
in this celebration of bicycling. Give-aways                                                                 Commission’s Bike Commuter of the Year
included the musette bags, Specialized patch                                                                 Award for Santa Clara County. Through his
kits, water bottles, SVBC stickers, and                                                                      steadfast commitment to bike commuting
Clifbars.                                                                                                    for over 40 years, he has shown us all that
  The Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition was                                                                   bicycling is a realistic transportation option.
assisted in our efforts to produce the best Bike                                                             Colin’s colleague, Lawrence Fisher says,
to Work Day ever by generous support from                                                                    “light or dark, rain or shine, wind or calm,
our official sponsors: Specialized Bikes, the             Advice available from a knowledgeable mechanic
                                                                                                             Colin always commutes by bike. Always.”
Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority,        Images from Bike to Work Day-                              Of course, the point of National Bike
Hewlett Packard, Hobee’s Restaurants, Palo                           San Jose                                Month is to honor all types of cyclists, but
Alto Bicycles, and the Tied House.                   (All San Jose Photos courtesy of Cycle California!      every now and then I hear about a bicyclist
  It’s truly amazing to be part of a grassroots                         Magazine.)                           who is so dedicated that I actually feel lazy
event this big and with so many participants.                                                                in comparison. When reading through the
Several companies jumped on board to help                                                                                    submittals for this year’s Bike
out with energizer stations and donated prizes                                                                                      Commuter of the Year
for the donation drawing: Sports Basement,                                                                                         Awards, I was impressed
Bell Sports, Whole Foods, oegproducts.com,                                                                                         with the level of dedica-
Bike Spring, and REI. Sports Basement also                                                                                         tion so many commute
made a vital contribution as distribution cen-                                                                                     bicyclists have. It made
ter for supplies to the 40 Stations.                                                                                               me feel pretty lazy in my
  SVBC happily gained 52 new members on                                                                                            own quest to stop using
Bike to Work Day. Thanks to everyone who                                                                                           motor vehicles, but each
made this day so fun and successful!                    Getting some advice in downtown San Jose                                   of their stories encour-
                                                                                                                                   aged me to be more de-
                                                                                                                                   voted, and I wound up
                                                                                                      Getting directions downtown
                                                                                                                                   selling my car!
                                                                                                                                           I’d like to say
                                                                                                                                         thank you to Colin
                                                                                                                                         and all of the other
                                                                                                                                         out there; you are
                                                                                                                                         truly an inspiration.

                                                                                             Crowd assembled outside the MLK Library
                                                                                             ( These photos were all taken at or near the MLK
                                                    Helmet fitting Downtown San Jose                  Library in downtown San Jose)

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                                                        photo courtesy Jerri-Ann Meyer                            Jack Miller had
          Bike Away from Work                                                                                                               New Members
                                                                                                                this to say after
               Celebration                                                                                      winning       the
                                  by Corinne Winter                                                                                 Campbell             Davie Marsland
                             SVBC Executive Director                                                            Sirrus Pro bike:
  Close to a hundred cyclists gathered in                                                                                                               Brandon Nugent
                                                                                            “I always look                                                 Eric Sorenson
downtown San Jose to celebrate cycling in
                                                                                         forward to Bike to                         Cupertino                 Kenji Asaka
our area on the evening of Bike to Work Day.
                                                                                         Work day each
Volunteers from the morning Energizer Sta-                                                                                          Fremont             Daniel Dy-Liacco
                                                                                         year. I like stop-
tions were invited to relax and bask in the                                                                                         Los Altos      Don Burch (returning)
                                                                                         ping at the ener-
success of the day while chatting about bik-                                                                                                                   Sue Young
                                                                                         gizer stations to
ing with both new and veteran SVBC mem-
                                                                                         talk to other                              Menlo Park             Alana Koehler
bers. Everyone enjoyed the refreshing bev-
                                                            (Ariadne Delon Scott from    wheelers       I’d                         Milpitas                  Al Montano
erages and dinner donated by the Tied House
                                                           Specialized and Jack Miller) never otherwise                             Mountain View        Matt Brunnings
while lounging on their beautiful patio.
                                                         meet, check out the bikes, and talk up the joys                                                 Gail D. Claspell
                                                         of riding. Oh, yeah, I like the coffee and cake,                                                     Carol Cook
                                                         too! (Not to mention the gr at party at Tied                                                            Karl Gee
                                                         House that I nearly missed!)
                                                                                                                                                        Gordon Hamachi
                                                            I got started bike commuting in 1975, riding
                                                                                                                                                          Stephen Kaiser
                                                         most days ever since. Lots of riding adven-
                                                         tures later, my 15-mile ride down Central Ex-                                                          Jack Miller
                                                         pressway to San Jose is starting to feel rou-                                                     Toni Ouradnik
                                                         tine.                                                                                                 Fran Reed
                               photo courtesy Sam Ng                                                                                                        Brien Wankel
                                                            I'm really impressed by everything the Coa-
(party attendees had plenty of secure bike parking
             outside the Tied House)                     lition has done over the years for bicycle ac-                                                      Andrew Yee
  Our special guest, San Jose Councilmember              cess in the Valley. I’m glad to have                                                           Lauren Zuravleff
Ken Yeager, spoke on the importance of pro-              joined. Thanks and keep up the good work.                                  Palo Alto                 Evan Lurie
viding a complete trail system in San Jose                  And am I excited to have won the super bike                             Portland OR             Scott Bricker
that will make it more feasible for residents            from Specialized this year? Absolutely! CU                                 San Jose        Jen & Eric Brecheen
to bike to work every day. Member Yeager is              out on the road.”                                                                                 Amber Burke
interested in working with SVBC in the fu-                 Other prizes given out for the drawing in-                                                   Richard Coolman
ture to insure a bicycle-friendly atmosphere            cluded numerous optics, racing helmets, a                                                          Frank Doepke
in this area. We look forward to working with           messenger bag, and other gear from Special-                                               David Hoag (returning)
him at the County level if he is voted onto             ized, pumps and hydration packs from Sports                                                     Michael Hopkins
the County Board of Supervisors in the June             Basement, a night at the bicycle-friendly Bear                                                      Ken Johnson
election.                                               Valley Inn in Olema, a beautiful painting from
                                                                                                                                                          Fernanda Karp
                       photo courtesy Jerri-Ann Meyer   Terri Hill (designerhill.com), great lights
                                                                                                                                                            Brent Lanyon
                                                        from oegproducts.com, helmets from Bell
                                                        Sports, hydration packs from REI, disk brakes                                                   David Leskovsky
                                                        from Bike Spring, Cinnabar Wines, and more!                                                               Ken Lin
                                                                                                                                                            Chris Padilla
                                                           The Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition also
                                                        took this opportunity to thank one of its Board                                                    Don Palermini
                                                        Members, Anne Ng, for all of the work she                                                           Kenny Payan
                                                        has contributed to the Coalition over the                                                        Brian Richerson
                                                        years. She has been a major player on the                                                           Tony Sehgal
                                                                                       Board as Treasurer                                              Scott Van Gordon
                                                                                     and Bookkeeper, in                             San Mateo        Nicole & Jae Honda
      (Councilmember Ken Yeager and SVBC Board
                                                                                     addition to being our                          Santa Clara      Pete & Tricia Biocini
                Member Ellen Fletcher)                                               Membership Coordi-                                                        Jeff Brooks
  At the party, we also hosted a donation                                            nator. Not only that,                                                 Dale Shouten
drawing and gave away tons of great prizes                                           but she’s been instru-                         Santa Cruz              Colin Rognlie
                                                                               photo courtesy Jerri-Ann Meyer

to the enthusiastic crowd. The Sirrus Pro bi-                                        mental in the success                          Saratoga                Don Shipman
cycle generously donated by Specialized                                              of Bike to Work Day,
                                                                                                                                    Sunnyvale               Andrew Alder
Bikes went to a very happy bicyclist , Jack                                          so we thought this
Miller, who had ridden to the party on his                                                                                                                 Scott Cressler
                                                                                     would be the perfect
much older street bike. (con’t next column)                                          time to recognize her                                            John E. Hildebrand
                                                                                     contributions.                                           Jeremy & Kimberley Hubble
      And yes, for all of you out there who’ve been
    asking, we do hope to make this Bike Away                                            Thanks, Anne!                                                  Bonnie Lewellyn
    from Work Party a continued tradition!                                                                                                               Thomas Reuner
                                                                                                                (Anne Ng at Left)

8                        Vol 20 No. 3                                    Spinning Crank                                                                  June-July 2006
                        San Mateo County                                                                             SJ Bike Path
                                                                                                          San Francisco Chronicle, 5/14/06
               Peninsula Bike & Pedestrian Coalition (PBPC)                                               Poor conditions on San Jose bike trails:
          PBPC meets the 1st Thurs. of every month 7 pm- Ladda’s Thai Cuisine                           Bike paths along two San Jose freeways are
                       2053 Broadway St, Redwood City, CA 94063                                         in need of serious attention, says tipster Jim
                                                                                                        Stallman. The San Jose bicyclist is most
           Steve Vanderlip, President 1214 Nadina St., San Mateo, CA 94402
                                                                                                        concerned about a pair of trails on either
                            steve1214@hotmail.com 650/571-5830                                          side of Highway 237 between Coyote Creek
                           http://www.penbiped.net 650/571-5830                                         and Zanker Road. The north side path was
           Please check our discussion list at pbpc@lists.svbcbikes.org for notices.
                     photo courtesy Mike Nelson                                                         in good condition until a private utility
                    PBPC                                             San Carlos                         company’s construction project several
          by Gladwyn d’Souza, Vice President, PBPC                                     by Tony Panero   years ago “turned it into rubble.” He says
  Woodside Road Update                                 Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee            the utility raised some money for repairs,
  In response to a fatal bicycle crash on west-      Report:                                            but the work was never done. The southside
bound Woodside Road last fall, Caltrans modi-          Project Priority List                            path, he says, has poor drainage, worn sur-
fied the bicycle lane and added a large area           At the March meeting B/PAC updated the           facing, sinkholes and overgrown weeds.
full of botts dots to separate motorists from        project priority list; one project we listed is    Similar problems, he says, are found on
the bicyclists. We had issues with this change       bike racks on Laurel, the main downtown            other trail segments along Hwy. 237 and
and with a team from the SVBC and the                street, City staff has reacted positively, pos-    nearby Highway 87. Some trail segments
Woodside BAC we worked with Caltrans to              sibly tired of hearing us disparage the exist-     have been closed altogether. Status: The
implement a number of better improvements.           ing racks, which are hidden in the back cor-       northside path along Hwy. 237 was installed
Caltrans has recently agreed to implement most       ners of the City parking lots. Staff is also re-   as a temporary trail, says the city’s Bicycle
of our suggestions and we are watching to see        searching the Alliance program for half price      and Pedestrian Program coordinator, John
them get done.                                       bike racks to determine if we can use their        Brazil. It is property of the Water Pollution
  July 4th parade                                    program to convince key stores in the area to      Control Plant, an agency operated jointly
  Mark your calendars for July 4th, 2006, We         install bike parking.                              by several other cities, including San Jose,
are again building a bicycle pulled float to be        Ped Plan for San Carlos                          which would complicate the repair process,
surrounded by a wave of smiling bicyclists in          Following a public workshop held by the          he says. Brazil says he would rather focus
the Redwood City July 4th parade. This is your       City Council, B/PAC has been asked to work         on repairs to the southside trail, which is
and your family’s chance to be in a parade.          with staff to create a pedestrian plan for San     designated a permanent bike path. Caltrans
We need help building the float and welcome          Carlos. We are presently surveying schools         built it as part of a requirement of the high-
you to join us on the parade day.                    and parks to determine what sorts of improve-      way construction projects in the 1990s.
  Kids are welcome. Contact parade@pen               ments would be of the most use (and hope to        Caltrans spokeswoman Gidget Navarro says
biped.net for additional information.                tie this in with next year’s Safe Routes to        the city was supposed to take over mainte-
  Legislation                                        School effort) as well as identifying other        nance of all bike paths along the two high-
  Four items stand out in Kehl’s AB 2444 rela-       improvements in safety and convenience for         ways in 1994. But the city never signed an
tive to Simitain’s SB 1611 bill.                     walkers Citywide.                                  agreement to that effect. Caltrans and the
  1) A $10/- fee on vehicles related to the health     New B/PAC chair                                  city are working on the agreement. —
code; $2.50 each goes to the Air Quality and           The new Chair is Margaret Pye, who is also       Who’s looking into it: Bijan Sartipi,
Water Quality Boards. The remaining $5/- goes        the PBPC treasurer. Margaret has been work-        Caltrans District 4 director; (510) 286-5900;
to CMAs.                                             ing to put together a Safe Routes to Schools       bijan_sartipi@dot.ca.gov
  2) It explicitly excludes adding additional        workshop for City staff, school staff, PTA, the      [SVBC’s Jim Stallman says, “This Bike
lanes.                                               B/PAC and interested community members.            Path is located between Coyote Creek and
  3) It offers an alternative to the unrestricted    As of our most recent meeting, it looks like a     Zanker on the north side of HWY 237.” Go
funding in Simitian’s bill.                          go for early fall.                                 to:      http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/
  4) Pedestrians and bicyclists benefit from                                                            article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/05/14/
                                                        Bicycle Helmet Safety Institute                 B A G V F I R O R O 1 . D T L
transportation (bus/train/etc) funding.
                                                       Entirely volunteer-staffed (primarily Rand       &hw=chronicle+watch&sn=007&sc=423
  Appeal to Caltrans
                                                     Swart), the BHSI exists entirely on donations,       This is the Bike Path that SVBC got
  The PBPC approved a letter to Caltrans Dis-
                                                     none of which is from the helmet industry. It      Calpine money to fix and then San Jose re-
trict 4 by Eric Nordman asking that interchange
                                                     is a project of the Washington Area Bicyclist      fused to fix it.”]
crossings be corrected where necessary to ac-
                                                     Association, the Washington, DC bicycle ad-
commodate bicycles. The Sand Hill Road                                                                           911 Phone Numbers
                                                     vocacy organization.
overcrossing of I-280 is offered as an example                                                            The Western Wheelers Bicycle Club has
                                                       Go to http://www.helmets.org/ to see the
of what should be done.                                                                                 compiled a list of phone numbers to local
                                                     wide range of information on helmets this
  PBPC newsletter---Sign up for the Peninsula                                                           police departments that one can call from a
                                                     small organization covers.
Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition biped news-                                                              cell     phone.      Go      to      http://
                                                       To subscribe to the newsletter go to
letter at bipednews @penbiped.net                                                                       www.westernwheelers.org/main/club_info/
  Next PBPC meeting---Our next monthly                                                                  leader_resources.htm and click “list of non-
meeting will be on Thursday, July 6th, 6:30-                                                            emergency phone numbers.” 911 calls from
8:30 pm at Laddas Thai Cuisine, 2053 Broad-                                                             a cell phone go to the California Highway
way Street, Redwood City. Check www.pen                                                                 Patrol, which delays response time consid-
biped.net for the agenda.                                                                               erably.
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     Bikeshops Supporting SVBC                                               Coyote Valley Planning                           cess, they talk about multiuse paths to get to
  $ by Name Indicates Discounts                                                                          by Bob Eltgroth
                                                                                         photo courtesy Janet McGovern        schools and recreation. At the February Coy-
        for SVBC Members!                                              The meeting schedule for the Coyote Val-
                                                                                                                              ote Creek meetings that concentrated on traf-
 Clip your SVBC Membership Card from the back                        ley Specific Plan has picked up this year.
                                                                                                                              fic planning, public comments (including
 of the Spinning Crank. Check with the store man-                    The Task Force now meets twice a month,
 ager if your sales person is not aware of the ar-
                                                                                                                              some representing SVBC) and some task force
                                                                     and there will usually be a public informa-
 rangement. Not all stores give discounts.                                                                                    made it clear that roads and parking also have
                                                                     tion meeting each month as well. The San
Cupertino                                                                                                                     to provide for cyclists. SVBC also pointed
                                                                     Jose City Council will receive an update
                                                                                                                              staff to the VTA Bicycle Technical Guidelines,
     Cupertino Bike Shop $              ACP                          each month. The Environmental Impact Re-
                                                                                                                              the Santa Clara Countywide Bicycle Plan, and
       408/255-2217                                                  port consultants also will be presenting the
                                                                                                                              the San Jose Bikeways Master Plan.
       10493 S. De Anza Blvd. @ McClellan                            draft EIR in separate meetings sometime late
                                                                                                                                A Caltrain station will be added at Bailey.
                                                                     summer. I’ve been covering the Task Force
     Evolution Bike Shop $              A C P 10%                                                                             Current plans call for Caltrain to be double
                                                                     and Public meetings with Herman Wadler
       408/252-5202                                                                                                           tracked as far south as Morgan Hill within the
                                                                     occasionally filling in. We’ll need help if
                                                                                                                              next 10 years. The plan calls for rubber tired
       19685 Stevens Creek Blvd (near Vallco)                        other meetings need to be covered by SVBC
                                                                                                                              trains on concrete tracks to provide transpor-
Los Gatos                                                            — especially daytime meetings.
                                                                                                                              tation within the area. Once constructed, they
     Summit Bicycles $                  A C P 10% **                   The Coyote Valley lies between San Jose
                                                                                                                              hope VTA will take over and pick up the op-
                                                                     and Morgan Hill. San Jose plans to open it
       (**non sale bikes, no components)                                                                                      erational expenses. Although the San Jose City
                                                                     to development creating an area for jobs and
       408/399-9142                                                                                                           Council directed them to plan extending Light
                                                                     housing about double the population of
                                                                                                                              Rail down along Santa Teresa Blvd. into the
       111 E. Main St., Los Gatos                                    Morgan Hill with a Santa Clara County
                                                                                                                              area, it does not show in any of the plans. Cur-
Los Altos                                                            green belt area south of Palm Avenue sepa-
                                                                                                                              rently, VTA bus route 68, the second most
     The Bicycle Outfitter $              A C P 10%                  rating San Jose from Morgan Hill. The
                                                                                                                              used bus route in the County, goes through
                                                                     Amgen Tour of California Time Trial was
       650/948-8092                                                                                                           the area.
                                                                     held in the Coyote Valley. County-wide bi-
       963 Fremont Ave. @ Foothill Expwy                                                                                        In response to public comments, the task
                                                                     cycle corridors 7 (Monterey Highway) and
                                                                                                                              force members have directed that Level of
     Chain Reaction Bicycles                                         12 (Santa Teresa), which go through the area,
                                                                                                                              Service (LOS) be considered for bicyclists,
       408/735-8735                                                  as well as the Coyote Creek Trail which is
                                                                                                                              transit riders, and pedestrians as well as mo-
       2310 Homestead Ave. @ Foothill Expy                           referred to as corridor 7' in the Santa Clara
                                                                                                                              torized traffic. Staff says San Jose considers
                                                                     Countywide Bicycle Plan (currently under
Menlo Park                                                                                                                    any road a low service level for bicyclists with
                                                                     revision by the VTA BPAC.) Bicycle Corri-
     Menlo Velo $         10% A 5% Bikes                                                                                      trails at LOS 1 or 2. Note that previous na-
                                                                     dor 6 (McKean Rd) will also be impacted
                                                                                                                              tional studies have never shown multiuse
       Bike Rentals- Road & Mtn                                      by increased traffic. These corridors pro-
                                                                                                                              paths to be safer than roads; Even places like
       650/327-5137                                                  vide gateways to cyclists continuing to
                                                                                                                              the Netherlands, UC Davis, and UC Santa
       433 El Camino Real                                            Monterey, San Benito, and Santa Cruz coun-
                                                                                                                              Barbara that emphasize bicycle and pedestrian
Mountain View                                                                                                                 use install separate paths for bicyclists from
                                                                       The plan calls for widening Monterey
     Supergo Bike Shop $             10% A, 10% Bikes                                                                         pedestrians. Task force members favor trade
                                                                     Highway to three lanes each way but still
                                                                                                                              offs favoring non-motorized travel. The 60
       2124 El Camino Real (except Specialized)                      keeping bike lanes. A lake will be made
                                                                                                                              acres of planned paths come out of the 322
                                                                     where Santa Teresa and Bailey currently in-
                                                                                                                              acres of parkland. The assumptions call for
Palo Alto                                                            tersect. A parkway with traffic circles at in-
                                                                                                                              the Parks Dept.to maintain the trails to the
     The Bike Connection $              ACP                          tersections will be added along the western
                                                                                                                              same standards as current trails within San
                                                                     foothills for traffic to skirt the main area.
       2086 El Camino Real                                                                                                    Jose.
                                                                     Santa Teresa will be routed into the down-
       650/424-8034                                                                                                             Information about the Coyote Valley plans
                                                                     town area of the development. Whenever
     Mike’s Bikes        $ 10% New Bikes, 15% A P
                                                                                                                              can be found at http://www.sanjoseca.gov/
                                                                     City staff gets questioned about bicycle ac-
                                                                                                         cont next column
       3001 El Camino Real                                                               Volunteers Enjoy Watching the Cat’s Hill Race
     Palo Alto Bicycles $ 10% A C P, $10 off tuneup                    SVBC volunteers offered bike parking services to the Los Gatos Bicycle Racing Club at
                                                                       the 28th Cat’s Hill Criterium.                  This difficult and very popular track race
       650/328-7411 171 University Ave. @
        Emerson                                                                                 photo courtesy Anne Ng loops through the historic Almond Grove
                                                                                                                                  district in Los Gatos.
Santa Clara
                                                                                                                                                      photo courtesy Anne Ng
     CalmarCycles $                              10% A C P
       408/249-6907 2236 El Camino Real
     Shaw’s Lightweight Cycles
       408/246-7881 45 Washington @ Newhall,
West San Jose
     Calabazas Cyclery *
                                                                      (SVBC Members Anne Ng, Sam Ng and Jack and Jane
       408/366-2453 6140 Bollinger Rd. @ Miller                      Leuder with help from Dave Favello and a friend attend
 * Member Shop/$ Discount/A - accessories, C - clothing, P - parts
                                                                                       to the bike parking)
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        Associated                                              Bicycle Advisory Committees
                                      Anyone is welcome to attend BAC meetings, to listen or offer suggestions on bike improvements.
       Organizations                  Contact staff ahead of time to confirm meetings. Complaints about dead traffic light sensors, road
          ABAG Bay Trail              debris, bad striping, etc. should call the staff listed here or the numbers listed under “Road Hazards.”
          www.baytrail.org            It’s advisable to confirm date and place prior to attending a meeting.
        baytrail@abag.ca.gov          Belmont: Chair: Joan Dentler, 650/595-3145
            510/464-7900              Caltrain: John Brazil 408/975-3206, <john.brazil@sanjoseca.gov>                               A
   Almaden Cycle Touring Club         Caltrans: CBAC, meets in Sacramento. Staff: Ken McGuire, 916/653-2750,                        S
            www.actc.org              <Ken_Mcguire@dot.ca.gov>. CABO rep: Alan Wachtel, 650/494-1750, <wachtel@aol.com>.
                                      Campbell: Meetings quarterly, City Hall. Staff: Matthew Jue, 408/866-2154 <publicworks@
       Alto Velo Racing Club
          www.altovelo.org            ci.campbell.ca.us>. BAC chair:Herman Wadler, 408/866-9227, <hwadler@wadler.org> O
  American Youth Hostel of SCV        Cupertino: 3rd Wednesday, 7:00 pm City Hall 10300 Torre at Rodriguez. Staff: Glenn Goepfert   C
                                      <glenng@cupertino.org> 408-777-3354. Chair: Geoffrey Paulsen <geoffpaulsen@sbcglobal.net>
      Art Carroll, 408/293-3787                                                                                                     I
                                      Fremont: 39550 Liberty Street, Niles room. Staff: Rene Dalton, 510/494-4535, <rdalton@ci.fremont.ca.
                                      us>, contact: Michael Graff, 510/713-7441, <michael.graff@pobox.com>.                         A
      and Land Use Coalition          Gilroy: 4th Tuesdays, Community Services Conference Rm. (6th & Hanna), 6:00 pm. Staff: Don
        510/740-3150, http://         Dey <ddey@ci.gilroy.ca.us>. Chair: Gretchen Yoder-Schrock, 408-847-6489, <gargajo@
       www.transcoalition.org/        garlic.com > .                                                                                E
Bay Area Bicycle Coalition / BABC     Half Moon Bay: Quarterly, Ted Adcock Community Center, 535 Kelly Avenue. Staff: Paul          D
         (formerly REBAC)             Nagengast 650/726-8260 <pauln@hmbcity.com>. Chair: John Hernandez 650/726-3024.
        www.bayareabikes.org          Los Altos: 3rd Wednesday 7 pm, Hillview Community Center. Staff: Larry Lind, 650/947-2624,
         Bay Area Velo Girls          <larry.lind@ci.los-altos.ca.us>. Chair: Curt Riffle, 650/949-0620, <curt.riffle@sbcglobal.net>O
                                      Los Altos Hills Pathways Committee: Chair: Ginger Summit,< gsummit@earthlink.net>, 650/
  Lorrie Lown, lorri@velogirls.com
                                      941-0101, Staff : Henry W. Louie,<hlouie@losaltoshills.ca.gov> , 650/947-2516.
  California Association of Bicycle
                                      Los Gatos: Transportation and Parking Commission, 2nd Tuesdays 7:30 am, Council Chambers,     G
       Organizations (CABO)
     Bob Eltgroth, 408/859-4987
                                      Staff: Kevin Rohani, 408/399-5773, chair: Marc Jensen,< marcjensen@mac.com>, 408/358-2637     A
                                      Menlo Park: 2nd Mondays, 7:30 pm, 1st floor conference room, City Hall. Staff: Rich Angulo,
    California Bicycle Coalition      <rfangulo@menlo park.org> 650/858-3363. Chair: Peter Fechheimer <pfechh@aol.com>N               650/
   www.calbike.org, 916/446-7558      854-5228.                                                                                     I
          Different Spokes            Milpitas: 2nd Monday even-numbered months 7pm Milpitas Sports Center, 1325 E. Calaveras
                                      Blvd, Staff: Janice Nadal, <jnadal@ci.milpitas.ca.gov>:, 408/586-3291. Chair: Bill Reisinger,
     East Bay Bicycle Coalition       408-946-1181, <billsinger@earthlink.net>                                                      A
    www.ebbc.org, 510/530-3444        Morgan Hill: 4th Thursday, 6:15 pm, Morgan Hill City Hall Staff: Julie Behzad, 408/776-7337,  T
                                      <julie.behzad@morganhill.ca.gov>. Chair: Christopher Hauge 408) 778-1652 <chauge@
       Fremont Freewheelers
                                      techconcorp.com>.                                                                             I
    www.fremontfreewheelers.org       Mountain View: Last Wednesdays 6:30 pm City Hall. Staff: Peter Skinner,                       O
 International Mountain Bicycling     <peter.skinner@ci.mtnview. ca.us>, 650/903-6311, Chair: Jerri-Ann Meyer,< jmeyer428@
         Association (IMBA)           yahoo.com>, 650/964-7601
           www.imba.com               Palo Alto: Generally 1st Tuesdays 7:30 pm Arts Center Embarcadero at Newell Green S           Room
   League of American Bicyclists      (please confirm before meeting) Staff: Gayle Likens, 650/329-2136, <gayle.likens@
www.bikeleague.org, 202/822-1333      cityofpaloalto.org>. Chair: Richard Swent, <RSwent@pacbell.net>, 650/493-7979.
        Northern California           San Carlos:1st Tuesdays 6:30 pm, Room 207, San Carlos City Hall. Staff: Parviz Mokhtari,<
  Mountain Bicycling Association      parviz.mokhtari@ci.san-carlos.ca.us>, 650/802-4202 Chair: Margaret Pye, biped@redjellyfish.net,
                                      San Jose:2nd Mondays 6:00 pm, 200 E. Santa Clara St. Staff: John Brazil 408/975-3206
        Exec.Dir. Patty Ciesla,
                                      <john.brazil@sanjoseca.gov>. Chair: Bart Thielges, 408/287-2278, <bart@landport.net>
                                      Santa Clara: 4th Wednesdays, quarterly at 4:00 pm, Inspection Div. Conf. Rm., near Permit
    People Power (Santa Cruz)         Center. Staff: Lorenzo Lopez, 408/615-3024, <llopez@ci.santa-clara.ca.us> Chair: KevnMoore .408/615-
    Ron Goodman, 408/425-8851         2250
 Responsible Organized Mountain       Saratoga: 3rd Monday 7 pm, 13777 Fruitvale Av., City Hall, next to auditorium. Staff: John
               Pedalers               Cherbone, 408/868-1200, <jcherbone@saratoga.ca.us> Chair: Jim Stallman, 408/867-9797,
      (ROMP) www.romp.org             <j.stallman@comcast.net>
  San Francisco Bicycle Coalition     Sunnyvale: 3rd Thursdays, 6:30 pm, W. Conference Rm, across from Council Chambers, City
           www.sfbike.org             Hall. Staff: Dieckmann Cogill, <DCogill@ci.sunnyvale.ca.us>, phone:408/730-2713, BAC email:
                                      bpac@ci.sunnyvale.ca.us; Chair: Thom Mayer,< thom94089@pacbell.net>, 408/734-3935
        Skyline Cycling Club
                                      VTA BPAC: 2nd Wednesdays, 6pm, Room B-104, VTA, 3331 N. 1st St, San Jose; Staff: Michelle
                                      DeRobertis, 408/321-5716, <michelle.derobertis@vta.org> , Chair: Marc Jensen, 408/354-3091,
          Western Wheelers            <marcjensen@mac.com>
      www.westernwheelers.org         Woodside: 2nd Wednesdays, 7:30 pm, Town Hall.. Staff Marilyn Dyer 650/851-6790
                                      <mdyer@woodsidetown.org>. Chair:Susan Doherty, 650/851-9593, howiesusan@yahoo.com.

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                           June 8th                                                                                         July 13th
                 6:30 pm No-Host Pizza                                                                                     6:00PM
                    7:00 pm Program:                                                                        Board Meeting (only) All are welcome to
       Bike toWork Day Slideshow and Discussion                                                                            attend.
                                                                                                                  meeting site for Board Meeting:
                meeting site for General Meeting:                                                               Thai Basil Restaurant 408-774-9090
                Round Table Pizza 408-736-2242                                                                   210 Town and Country , Sunnyvale
                     101 Town and Country                                                                             on Capella at Altair Way
                Frances at Washington, Sunnyvale                                                              one block away from Round Table Pizza

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                   Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition                                                                                    Stamp
                   PO Box 831                                                                                                          Here
                   Cupertino CA 95015-0831

                                                                          SVBC Membership Card

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SILICON VALLEY BICYCLE COALITION CONTACTS:                                                                    ROAD HAZARD REPORT LINES
President                 Greg McPheeters*                        greg@svbcbikes.org                          CalTrans, District 4            510/286-5598
Vice President            Jack Lueder*        408/249-3267        jjlueder@comcast.net                        CalTrans (drain grates)         510/286-6377
Treasurer                 Anne Ng*            408/257-6506        anneng@aol.com                              San Mateo County                650/363-4103
Secretary                 Jerri-Ann Meyer*    650/964-7601        jmeyer428@yahoo.com                             South SM Co.                650/369-7840
Executive Director        Corinne Winter      408/806-8582        corinne@svbcbikes.org                           Atherton                    650/325-4457
Director                  Ellen Fletcher*     650/494-8943        ef@ellenfletcher.net                            Belmont (FAX)               650/593-8394
Director                  Paul Goldstein*     650/329-1082        paul@svbcbikes.org                              City of Brisbane            415/508-2130
                                                                                                                  Burlingame                  650/558-7670
Director                  Bob Eltgroth*       408/859-4987        eltgroth@garlic.com
                                                                                                                  Colma                       650/997-8300
Director                  Herman Wadler*      408/866-9227        hwadler@wadler.org                              Daly City                   650/991-8038
Director                  Gladwyn d’Souza* 408-857-7347           godsouza@yahoo.com                              East Palo Alto              650/853-3100
SVBC                      www.svbcbikes.org 408/806-8582                                                          Foster City                 650/286-8146
SVBC email list           bikes@svbcbikes.org (send a blank email** )                                             Half Moon Bay               650/726-8260
SVBC Webmaster(s)         Herman Wadler/Kevin Cook                webmaster@svbcbikes.org                         Hillsborough                650/579-3800
                                                                                                                  Menlo Park                  650/858-3490
BikeBuddy                 bikebuddy@svbcbikes.org                                                                 Millbrae                    650/259-2374
Crank Distribution        Margaret Limberatos 408/252-1166        marglimber@comcast.net                          Pacifica                    650/738-7348
Crank Editor              Ellen Fletcher*     650/494-8943        ef@ellenfletcher.net                            Portola Valley              650/851-1700
Crank Layout              Martina Dillon      408/829-3327        mdillon1@nyc.rr.com                             Redwood City                650/780-7472
PBPC President            Steve Vanderlip     650/571-5830        steve1214@hotmail.com                           San Carlos                  650/802-4204
PenBike&Ped Coalition     www.PenBiPed.net 650/571-5830                                                           City of San Mateo           650/522-7350
PBPC email list           pbpc@lists.svbcbikes.org (see http://penbiped.net/discussion.html to subscribe)         S. San Francisco            650/829-6650
Stanford Football Parking Ellen Fletcher*     650/494-8943        ef@ellenfletcher.net                            Woodside                    650/851-6790
State Legislation         Alan Wachtel        650/494-1750        wachtel@aol.com                             Santa Clara County (North)      408/366-3100
 * indicates SVBC Board Member ** type subscribe in the Subject Line                                          Santa Clara County (South)      408/686-0605
    Support Bicycle Advocacy in Santa Clara County!                                                               Campbell                    408/866-2145
                                                  Name                                                            Cupertino signals           408/777-1366
                       Join SVBC Address                                                                          Cupertino pub wrks
                       Today! City, State, Zip                                                                    Los Altos
                                                                                                                  Los Altos Hills
                                                  Phone                                                           Los Gatos                   408/354-6865
 We occasionally trade mailing lists                                                                              Milpitas                    408/586-2600
                                                  Email                                                           Monte Sereno                408/354-7635
 with like-minded organizations.
                                                                                                                  Morgan Hill                 408/779-7271
 Check here if you do NOT want                    Please Circle:   New Member     Renewal                         Mt. View                    650/903-6311
 your name traded.                                                                                                Palo Alto                   650/329-2136
                                                  Level of Support Individual       Family        Other
                                                        1 year         $35           $50                          San Jose                    408/535-3850
 Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition                       2 year         $70           $100                         Santa Clara                 408/615-3080
                                                                                                                  Saratoga                    408/868-1245
 P.O. Box 831                                           3 year        $105           $150
                                                                                                                  Stanford                    650/725-2453)
                                                  Bike Shop $35                                                   Sunnyvale                   408/730-7407
 Cupertino, CA 95015-0831                         Lifetime Membership $500                                        Sunnyvale Hotline           408/730-7109
         Where did you get this Spinning Crank?                                                               VTA LRT Construction            408/321-5754
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