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The pieces are in place to build a key link in the San Francisco Bay Trail, providing a continuous bike route through East Palo Alto and Menlo Park. Given the trail's proximity to Facebook and the lack of housing close to the company's campus, East Palo is also looking to strengthen its ...
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Anti Complete Streets Policies that our transportation agencies still cling to prevent us create safe and practical networks for bicycling.

Here's an example from San Carlos & Highway 101 in San Mateo County. It's a dangerous four-ramp cloverleaf now, and the County is refusing to fund a bike/ped bridge here. ‪#‎nov8‬

http://sf.streetsblog.org/2015/05/04/money-abounds-for-highways-not-safe-crossings-at-san-mateo-county-cta/
The San Mateo County Transportation Authority is still throwing tens of millions of dollars at freeway widenings in a futile attempt to build its way out of traffic congestion. But when it comes to building a safe passage for people to cross a frightening interchange, don't expect the agency to ...
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Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) will receive 5% of annual user revenues over $18,000,000 and 5% of annual sponsorship revenues over $7,000,000 from Motivate's proposed 7000-bike privately-funded SF Bay Area bike-share proposal (which excludes Mountain View, Palo Alto, Redwood City, and San Mateo) -

Wait a minute. So Motive (a private company) and MTC (the Bay Area's regional government agency) will make money from bike share rentals.

Revenues will NOT go the cities whose PUBLIC LAND the bike-share stations will use. This is extremely valuable space - sidewalk and on-street space a lot of it in crowded business districts. And revenue will NOT go the public agencies such as Caltrain and BART which would also have to allocate extremely limited PUBLIC space to the bike-share stations.

Is this a good deal for the Bay Area? What do YOU think?
#‎saveBABS

Draft Contract Terms
http://sf.streetsblog.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2015/04/MTC-Motivate-Draft-Contract-Terms.pdf

Streetsblog
http://sf.streetsblog.org/2015/04/07/peninsula-bike-share-stations-at-risk-with-bay-area-bike-share-expansion/

Friends of Caltrain
http://www.greencaltrain.com/2015/04/mtc-proposes-to-de-fund-bike-share-on-peninsula-despite-demand-for-bikeshare-last-mile/
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Bike Share is likely to get pulled from the Peninsula completely under this proposal. That's a bad idea and we should prevent it from happening!
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Where: San Antonio Caltrain Station, Mountain View When: Friday, Feb 27 at 8:00 pm rolling at 8:15 pm Route: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/7063152 Distance: cruiser-friendly 14 miles Pace: No Rider...
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The pieces are in place to build a key link in the San Francisco Bay Trail, providing a continuous bike route through East Palo Alto and Menlo Park. Given the trail's proximity to Facebook and the lack of housing close to the company's campus, East Palo is also looking to strengthen its ...
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VISION ZERO SAN JOSE
The San Jose City Council is expected to adopt a Vision Zero plan [PDF] tomorrow, making it the third major city in the Bay Area and the tenth in the nation to commit to ending traffic deaths. But San Jose isn't setting a timeline to achieve this goal. “For years, San Jose created a roadway ...
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Bicycling is UNDER ATTACK in Dubai!
The laws are aimed at regulating the use of bike tracks and lanes to make them safer, and promoting cycling as part of a healthier lifestyle.
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And by "major roads" they mean anything with a speed limit at or above ~35mph. I don't know about the UAE, but where I live that would mean one could not cycle between towns...
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Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) will receive 5% of annual user revenues over $18,000,000 and 5% of annual sponsorship revenues over $7,000,000 from Motivate's proposed 7000-bike privately-funded SF Bay Area bike-share proposal (which excludes Mountain View, Palo Alto, Redwood City, and San Mateo) -

Wait a minute. So Motive (a private company) and MTC (the Bay Area's regional government agency) will make money from bike share rentals.

Revenues will NOT go the cities whose PUBLIC LAND the bike-share stations will use. This is extremely valuable space - sidewalk and on-street space a lot of it in crowded business districts. And revenue will NOT go the public agencies such as Caltrain and BART which would also have to allocate extremely limited PUBLIC space to the bike-share stations.

Is this a good deal for the Bay Area? What do YOU think? 
#‎saveBABS

Draft Contract Terms
http://sf.streetsblog.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2015/04/MTC-Motivate-Draft-Contract-Terms.pdf

Streetsblog
http://sf.streetsblog.org/2015/04/07/peninsula-bike-share-stations-at-risk-with-bay-area-bike-share-expansion/

Friends of Caltrain
http://www.greencaltrain.com/2015/04/mtc-proposes-to-de-fund-bike-share-on-peninsula-despite-demand-for-bikeshare-last-mile/
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Mathilda Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA
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The more streets closed off to pedestrians the worse things are for everybody - more traffic and people getting less exercise among other negative impacts.
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  • Naturener USA
    Wind Engineering Manager, 2007 - 2010
  • GL Garrad Hassan
    Wind Energy Analyst, 2005 - 2007
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Andrew is a volunteer bicycle and pedestrian safety advocate working to improve conditions for walking and biking in the San Francisco mid-Peninsula region.

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  • Royal Institute of Technology
    Sustainable Energy Engineering, 2003 - 2005
  • Northern Arizona University
    Mechanical Engineering, 1997 - 2003
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