San Jose Transportation & Environment Committee Meeting

ALSO ON STREETSBLOG

Committee Punts San Jose Sidewalk Cycling Ban to City Council

|
After hearing over an hour of public comments on Monday afternoon both strongly supporting and opposing a ban on cycling on sidewalks in downtown San Jose, the city’s Transportation and Environment Committee chose not to recommend to the City Council any ordinance that would restrict sidewalk cycling. Seniors, speaking in favor of banning cycling on […]
STREETSBLOG USA

The Consequences of Political Foot-Dragging

|
The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee is meeting tomorrow to discuss a four-month extension to the current transportation bill, SAFETEA-LU. The map above is from a short but powerful document the Federal Transit Administration put out this week explaining “The Impacts of Failing to Extend Surface Transportation Funding” [PDF]. How much transit work would […]

Sidewalk Cycling Ban Again Proposed for Downtown San Jose

|
San Jose Department of Transportation (SJDOT) officials announced at a community meeting Wednesday evening that a downtown sidewalk cycling ban is again under consideration, explaining that the “Walk Your Bike” signs and banners installed in December 2013 had largely failed to convince bicyclists to ride in the streets rather than on sidewalks. Three members of […]
sblog_calendar_cookie

This Week: Bike Advisory, San Jose Protected Bike Network, Women and Bikes

|
Here are this week’s highlights from the Streetsblog calendar: Monday tonight! Bicycle Advisory Committee Meeting. The Committee meets to consider bicycle transportation projects and policies to make recommendations to the Board of Supervisors, the Municipal Transportation Agency, the County Transportation Authority, the San Francisco Police Department, and other San Francisco agencies. Monday, tonight! March. 27, 6:30-7:30 pm, City Hall, Room 408, 1 […]
STREETSBLOG USA

Stark Divisions Between Dems and GOP on Climate Impacts of Transportation

|
How polarized are the two political parties on key questions about transportation policy and climate change? As you can imagine, the answer is “very.” The senior Democrat and Republican on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee — California’s Barbara Boxer and Oklahoma’s Jim Inhofe, respectively — each wrote an opinion this week for the Eno Center for […]