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SVBC e-Bulletin: Bike Challenge app launched, North Fair Oaks bike lanes, Cupertino cycletracks

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Win of the Week
Revamped Team Bike Challenge App and Website Launch for Bike Month 2017

The long-anticipated Team Bike Challenge app is finally here! Exciting, new features include Strava integration and a friends tab where you can see how much teammates and friends have been riding. You can download it at https://teambikechallenge.com/ or by going to the App Store or Google Play and searching for teambikechallenge.

The Latest
Youth Advocates Help Pedal Forward a Bike-Friendly Design for Middlefield Road

The North Fair Oaks Community Council recently voted to approve buffered bike lanes, 12-foot sidewalks, intersection curb bulb-outs, and more (https://bikesiliconvalley.org/2017/03/youth-advocates-help-pedal-forward-bike-friendly-design-middlefield-road-north-fair-oaks/) for the stretch of Middlefield Road through the North Fair Oaks community in San Mateo County. A group of youth bicyclists, called Bulldog Riders, were vocal advocates throughout the decision-making process. We were proud to work with these current and future community leaders!
Extended Deadline to Support Speed Safety Camera Pilot

As previously reported, AB 342: the Street Safety Act of 2017, would allow San Jose and San Francisco to pilot a five-year program utilizing automated speed enforcement (ASE), or speed safety cameras. After an initial round of public support for the legislation, the California Assembly’s Privacy and Consumer Protection Committee delayed a vote to work on additional amendments. That means there’s still time to support this proven safety-enhancing technology. Read up on our action alert (https://bikesiliconvalley.org/2017/03/support-safe-streets-act-2017/) and contact your legislators today!

Take the Bike to Work Day Pledge and Win!

Pledge to ride to work (https://bikesiliconvalley.org/pledge-ride-bike-work-day-2017/) on Bike to Work Day (BTWD) Thursday, May 11, 2017 and have a chance to win BIG! By pledging to ride on BTWD, you'll have the opportunity to enter a drawing for a 14-day dream cycling trip for two on Exodus Travels’ Cycle Indochina & Angkor (https://www.exodustravels.com/usa/thailand-holidays/discover/cycle-indochina-angkor/moc-94159?setcountry=US) ! Plunge into the exotic treasures of Vietnam, Thailand, and Cambodia’s incredible Angkor Wat from the back of your bicycle on this bestselling cycling trip. From monks, golden temples and jungles, to villages and mouthwatering cuisine, this adventure by two wheels is the stuff travel legends are made of.

Cupertino Protected Bikeways Visualized

We’re excited to see the City of Cupertino take a bold step toward implementing Class IV bike lanes on Stevens Creek Boulevard – part of a future low-stress bike network – as called for in its recently adopted Bicycle Transportation Plan (https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=2&ved=0ahUKEwjf3pnor4vTAhXpjFQKHe5yDtAQFggjMAE&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.cupertino.org%2FModules%2FShowDocument.aspx%3Fdocumentid%3D3479&usg=AFQjCNFKPpaziMZizAFeqS6CT5fDURb5EQ) . Our friends at Walk/Bike Cupertino did a great job explaining how the city plans to overcome some challenges, like driveways, intersections, and bus stops, so we cross-posted their write-up on the SVBC website. Check it out (https://bikesiliconvalley.org/2017/04/class-4-bike-lanes-stevens-creek-driveways-bus-lanes-traffic-lights/) for a glimpse of the future!

SPUR Lunchtime Forum Discusses Vision Zero San Jose

Nine pedestrians, one bicyclist, and one driver. Those were the grim fatality numbers featured on a slide during a joint presentation with SVBC, California Walks, and City of San Jose at SPUR earlier this week. Sadly, those numbers are already out-of-date. Read about the presentation (https://bikesiliconvalley.org/2017/04/grim-numbers-discussed-vision-zero-presentation/) to learn what’s being done to bring safety to San Jose’s streets.

CicLAvia took participants from Culver City to Venice Beach on car-free streets
VTA Goes to Los Angeles to Learn From CicLAvia

San Jose has Viva CalleSJ—Los Angeles has CicLAvia. Last month, Los Angeles celebrated its 20^th CicLAvia in grand style, with thousands biking on car-free Venice Boulevard, from downtown Culver City to Venice Beach. Santa Clara County Supervisor Ken Yeager, San Jose Councilmember Sylvia Arenas, and VTA General Manager and CEO Nuria Fernandez were there to participate, learn, and bring inspiration back to Silicon Valley. Read Nuria's recap (https://bikesiliconvalley.org/2017/04/learning-la-vta-visits-ciclavia/) of her day of open streets fun!

Be the Change: Volunteers Needed!

Want to help create a bike-friendly Silicon Valley? Sign up to volunteer at one of these upcoming events or trainings:
* Train to be an SVBC Outreach Captain on Bike to Work Day in San Mateo County (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/volunteer-orientation-volunteer-for-svbc-on-bike-to-work-day-2017-tickets-31762118351) (April 18) or Santa Clara County (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/volunteer-orientation-volunteer-for-svbc-on-bike-to-work-day-2017-tickets-31495402597) (April 19)
* Help park bikes in Cupertino (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/volunteer-for-bike-parking-at-cupertino-earth-day-tickets-32444746109) for Earth Day (April 22)
* Get wild and park bikes at Monster Jam (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/volunteer-for-bike-parking-at-levis-stadium-monster-jam-tickets-33398660292) ! (April 23)
* Join us in Japantown for bike parking at Nikkei Matsuri (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/volunteer-for-bike-parking-at-nikkei-matsuri-tickets-32447592623) (April 23)

San Mateo County Commuter Challenge

Do you commute to, from or through San Mateo County? Know someone who does? Commute.org wants to make you a “Commute STAR”! From April 1^st to May 31^st, Commute.org will reward commuters who discover and use transportation modes other than driving alone. By signing up at my.commute.org (https://my.commute.org/) , and adding at least one commute alternative trip, registrants will be entered to win one of the several prizes. For more on the weekly and grand prizes, or to use the trip planner, visit www.commute.org.

Beyond the Gut: Bike Data

Last month, we told you about the Silicon Valley Bike Vision report (https://bikesiliconvalley.org/betterbiking/silicon-valley-bike-vision-report/) , a joint publication of SVBC and Joint Venture Silicon Valley. You may also be familiar with Joint Venture’s annual Index Report, which outlines, year over year, various indicators such as housing affordability, venture capitalist funding, number of foreign-born residents, college degrees, traffic delays, and more. We’re now happy to announce that, moving forward, the Silicon Valley Index will track the bike metrics released in the Bike Vision! (https://bikesiliconvalley.org/2017/03/beyond-gut-bike-data/) With the publication of this valuable biking data on an annual basis, SVBC and other bike advocates will be able to measure success over time and use that information to better advocate for an improved community, economy, and environment through bicycling.

Down the Road

#TryBrompton 2017 Tour (https://bikesiliconvalley.org/event/trybrompton-san-jose/)

April 6, 3:00 to 7:00 pm
Summit Bicycles
San Jose

SVBC San Mateo County Team (https://bikesiliconvalley.org/event/svbc-san-mateo-countypeninsula-local-team-meeting-66/)

April 6, 6:00 to 8:00 pm
La Victoria
Redwood City

lupebikepool – Group bike commute up the Guadalupe River Trail (https://bikesiliconvalley.org/event/lupebikepool-work-412/)

April 12, 7:30 to 9:00 am
Begins at La Dolce Velo
San Jose

SVBC Palo Alto Local Team (https://bikesiliconvalley.org/event/svbc-palo-alto-local-team-58/)

April 13, 6:00 to 8:00 pm
Mediterranean Wraps
Palo Alto

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