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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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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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PALO ALTO FEB 9
Citing the sky-high costs of living in Palo Alto, a group of City Council members is leading a push to adopt a local minimum-wage ordinance.
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SAN FRANCISCO BAY TRAIL in EAST PALO ALTO
Prospects for a safer and more convenient San Francisco Bay Trail are looking brighter as momentum builds for strengthening environmental protections along the bay in San Mateo County. On Tuesday, Menlo Park planning staff reported that the city, in partnership with neighboring East Palo Alto ...
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ACTIVIST ALERT! TONIGHT! REDWOOD CITY!

After hearing from EIGHT public speakers in support of the FARM HILL BLVD IMPROVEMENT PILOT PROJECT and only one public speaker opposed to it, the Redwood City City Council agreed on Oct 22, 2012 that the 4-to-3 lane reduction and addition of bike lanes should NOT be built. Instead, they recommended that "the City continue implementing the General Plan goals for safe streets on roadways with fewer issues of traffic volume and perception of radical change."

Making streets safer FOR EVERYONE by reducing SPEEDING by car drivers is still considered "radical change" in Redwood City?! According to data collected by city transportation engineers, 60 to 90% of car drivers are travelling faster than the 35 mph speed limit on Farm Hill Boulevard, speeds at which 90% of people walking are killed if struck. Our priority should be slowing down the fastest car drivers to prevent fatal collisions and collisions resulting in serious injuries.

Tonight, Monday January 26 at 7 PM at 1017 Middlefield Road (at Jefferson Ave), the Redwood City City Council will again consider approving the Farm Hill Boulevard Pilot Improvement Project. Please attend and make a public comment in support of the project to the City Council, if you can. I Walk I Bike I Vote! 

http://sf.streetsblog.org/2015/01/23/redwood-city-set-to-approve-4-to-3-lane-road-diet-on-farm-hill-boulevard/
After rejecting the idea as too ambitious in 2012, Redwood City transportation officials last week recommended a road diet on Farm Hill Boulevard as a one-year pilot project. If the City Council approves the project on January 26, two miles of the street will get the road diet treatment in about ...
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For most of the street's length the city has chosen 10-foot wide travel lanes and a 12-foot wider center left-turn lane. I don't know why they chose those widths.
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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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The number of people using CALTRAIN has MORE THAN DOUBLED in the last ten years (2004-2014) to over 60,000 per weekday. How can we keep Silicon Valley's MODE SHIFT to transit, bicycling, and walking going and DOUBLE CALTRAIN RIDERSHIP AGAIN to 120,000 per weekday by 2025?

What happens if we achieve this? How will our communities change? How will faster and more frequent electric Caltrains improve our lives? What about LEVEL BOARDING?

Find out this Tuesday evening at Palo Alto's Downtown Library, with co-activists and transit officials!

https://www.facebook.com/events/754410857971739/
Caltrain ridership has more than doubled over the last decade. With development in many places along the Caltrain corridor and many, especially younger people, choosing to drive less, ridership is likely to continue to grow. How can Caltrain keep up with capacity needs? What's being done to plan ...
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ACTIVIST ALERT! TONIGHT! REDWOOD CITY!

After hearing from EIGHT public speakers in support of the FARM HILL BLVD IMPROVEMENT PILOT PROJECT and only one public speaker opposed to it, the Redwood City City Council agreed on Oct 22, 2012 that the 4-to-3 lane reduction and addition of bike lanes should NOT be built. Instead, they recommended that "the City continue implementing the General Plan goals for safe streets on roadways with fewer issues of traffic volume and perception of radical change."

Making streets safer FOR EVERYONE by reducing SPEEDING by car drivers is still considered "radical change" in Redwood City?! According to data collected by city transportation engineers, 60 to 90% of car drivers are travelling faster than the 35 mph speed limit on Farm Hill Boulevard, speeds at which 90% of people walking are killed if struck. Our priority should be slowing down the fastest car drivers to prevent fatal collisions and collisions resulting in serious injuries.

Tonight, Monday January 26 at 7 PM at 1017 Middlefield Road (at Jefferson Ave), the Redwood City City Council will again consider approving the Farm Hill Boulevard Pilot Improvement Project. Please attend and make a public comment in support of the project to the City Council, if you can. I Walk I Bike I Vote! 
After rejecting the idea as too ambitious in 2012, Redwood City transportation officials last week recommended a road diet on Farm Hill Boulevard as a one-year pilot project. If the City Council approves the project on January 26, two miles of the street will get the road diet treatment in about ...
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How I roll.
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Let's be clear about the legality of hand signals. It is not illegal to signal with your right hand in the US, just like it is not illegal to wave or to point directly ahead. If you signal with with your right hand, you can only be cited for failure to signal. With the number of folks who don't signal, I don't think that's a concern. I do what's intuitive to most people. 
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  • Naturener USA
    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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