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 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, SF.
- Wednesday Shaping San Jose’s Protected Bike Network. Protected bikeways–bike lanes separated from traffic by parked cars, a curb, planters, or another solid barrier–are the only way to make busy urban streets safer for all cyclists. After a pilot project downtown, San Jose is looking at implementing a network of protected lanes. Join SPUR for a workshop on the process with experts from the National Association of Transportation Officials (NACTO), the leader in protected bikeway visioning and implementation. Co-presented by the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition. Wednesday, March 29, 12:30, SPUR San Jose, 76 South First Street, San Jose.
- Wednesday Women and Bikes: SF-East Bay Mixer. Join the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition and Bike East Bay women’s program and meet new bike-loving friends, hear what’s happening around women and bikes on both sides of the bay and find out how you can get more involved. This casual, women-focused happy hour is open to all bike lovers and the bike curious. Wednesday, March 29, 5:30-7:30 pm, Emperor Norton’s Boozeland, 510 Larkin Street, SF.
- Thursday Data-Driven Approaches to Road Safety. We live in the 21st century…that is, except for some traffic engineers, who too often rely on 20th-century (or even 19th-century) methods to collect, and learn from, transportation data. Come hear about innovative ways to measure and analyze behavior that can be used to forecast risk, prevent traffic deaths, and learn how they can be implemented in our cities. Thursday, March 30, 12:30, SPUR Urban Center, 654 Mission Street, SF.
- Thursday Drinks and Discourse: Padden Murphy. This installment of SPUR’s newest Young Urbanist series features a talk by the head of public affairs for the Americas at WeWork, the shared workspace provider with 120 locations around the world. Hear about his career path, which included stints at both Getaround and Lyft, and his vision for our cities. Thursday, March 30, 6 pm, 76 South First Street, San Jose.
- Thursday Bike to Work Day Bicycle Ambassador Training. Come to SFBC’s training to get up to date on what’s going on with the Coalition and learn how to sign up new members. This training will prepare volunteers at Bike to Work Day, as well as at races, festivals, service stations, and other events. Current members only. Thursday, March 30, 6-8 pm, SF Bicycle Coalition, 1720 Market St., SF.
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