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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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VISION ZERO and AUTO LOS REFORM are now official city policies in San Mateo. Baby steps in the right direction.
With the adoption of its Sustainable Streets Plan on Tuesday, San Mateo's City Council has embraced several major transportation policy reforms, including Vision Zero and reforming car-oriented street design and development practices. The Sustainable Streets Plan lays out detailed design ...
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Great news! The more cities embrace Vision Zero, all the better.
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ACTIVIST ALERT! Call Senator Carol Liu at 818-409-0400 and tell her policy advisers what you think of her Senate Bill 192, which if passed will MAKE YOU A CRIMINAL if you ride a bicycle without wearing a helmet and high-visibility clothing, also known as the

“Remove Cyclists From California Roads Law of 2015″, or the
“Harass Minorities On Bikes Law of 2015.”

Hell No! We Won't Go!

http://la.streetsblog.org/2015/02/12/senator-introduces-mandatory-bicycle-helmet-law-in-ca/
Yesterday, Senator Carol Liu (D-La Cañada Flintridge) introduced a bill in the California legislature that would require all bicycle riders, including adults, to wear a helmet, and to wear reflective clothing at night. Senator Liu has been an ally for active transportation and bicycling, ...
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+cherokee schill Oh and for what it's worth, I don't think drawing up legislation to criminalise those who choose not to wear a helmet is the right way to go. It's a cop out, the easy way to treat the effect and not the cause.

Governments will always pick on the minority group, in this case cyclists because they dare not upset the millions of drivers out there with a change in the law. They would see themselves unfairly targeted as the majority road user's, when in reality it's only a very tiny minority who are unfortunate enough to be in a collision with a cyclist.

This legislation is also a cheaper alternative to the construction of safe cycle route infrastructure, another cop out.

And whilst all this is not done less and less people are cycling, all at a time when the world's waistlines are expanding because people don't exercise. What is the cost to health services and government benefits to those who can no longer work due to obesity and ill health?

Those supposedly intelligent people who are in government, elected by the public THEY SERVE always see the short term cost and seem blinkered to the long term cost!

For as long as cyclists are such a minority nothing will ever change. This stands for most of the developed world. In the Netherlands things are completely different as cyclists aren't a tiny minority but a large percentage of road user's.

It's a "catch 22" situation, whilst cyclists are the minority nothing changes, because nothing changes less people cycle.

Forcing people to wear a helmet and hi viz will do nothing to stop accidents, it merely reduces (potentially) injuries caused by accidents.

There are some who argue that wearing a helmet makes driver's less careful around a cyclist, seeing them as less vulnerable. I do think that there is some truth in that, if I compare how much room a driver would give me pre helmet wearing to now as a helmet wearer, I get less room now and less care.

Incidentally I obey traffic lights, stop signs, crossings and all the other rules of the road and the highway code. It saddens me to see cyclists go through a red light as it's dangerous and gives us a bad name, as well as leaving drivers incensed!
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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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ACTION ALERT! TAKE ACTION!

Menlo Park has opened a second online survey to find out if the public wants BUFFERED OR PROTECTED BIKE LANES ON EL CAMINO REAL. Some local bike lane haters have already filled out the survey saying they DON'T WANT IMPROVED SAFETY on El Camino! What Is Happening?!

Save The World! Survey Deadline is March 13.

http://www.menlopark.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=170
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Last week, the Town of Atherton teamed up with opponents of California High-Speed Rail to file a lawsuit against Caltrain [PDF]. The City of Menlo Park, meanwhile, dropped threats to file a similar lawsuit, one week after listing five issues that the city wants Caltrain to resolve.
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The new $59 million South San Francisco Caltrain Station will be a VAST IMPROVEMENT over today's anti-ped anti-bike design.

http://sf.streetsblog.org/2015/02/10/pedestrian-access-to-south-san-francisco-caltrain-station-gets-a-boost/
The South San Francisco Caltrain station is set to get better walking connections to downtown and a more spacious boarding area after the San Mateo County Transportation Authority (SMCTA) Board awarded a grant for station reconstruction last Thursday. The $59 million project will widen the ...
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    Wind Engineering Manager, 2007 - 2010
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    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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