Resource: The Active Cities Report

The Active Cities Report is a document that includes sample metrics and inspirational examples to encourage cities to become more active. According to the report, “Levels of physical activity are associated with positive outcomes. When people move more, crime, pollution and traffic go down.

Pedalfest at Jack London Square 7/25

Pedalfest is an event geared towards everyone from the recreational rider to the seasoned competitive cyclist, showcasing amazing shows, food and music.

PedalFest will take place from 11AM to 7PM on July 25, 2015 at Jack London Square in Oakland. There will be a pedal powered sound stage with live music, safety training for bicyclists and an amazing collection of bicycles that range from vintage to creative art bikes. Don't miss it!

Saturday, July 25, 2015
11am – 7pm
Jack London Square

Bay Area Bike Share Program Expands

Bay Area Bike Share is a system where individuals can purchase either an annual, 24-hour or 3-day pass to borrow bicycles from kiosks and return them to another kiosk in that service area within 30 minutes. This is a great system for bay area residents who take BART or CalTrain to work, but still have quite a distance to walk to their work from the train station. It not only saves time, it also promotes a healthier lifestyle.

Willow Glen Road Diet Trial

In March, the City of Willow Glen started a 3-month road diet project focused on one section of roads along Lincoln Avenue.

San Francisco Street Score 2015 – Annual Report Card on Walking

Walk San Francisco released the first comprehensive review of San Francisco’s progress towards improving pedestrian safety and walkability in San Francisco. The Street Score 2015: Annual Report Card on Walking analyzes the City’s progress on the 2013 Pedestrian Strategy metrics and gives recommendations for the City to make San Francisco streets safer for everyone.

This report includes the 2014 goals and outcomes for the following categories:

From Streetscapes to Thriving Communities

On May 26, SafeTREC and Prevention Institute (PI) co-sponsored the event, “From Streetscapes to Thriving Communities” with visionary thinkers Dr. Dinesh Mohan and Richard J. (Dick) Jackson. The one-hour discussion, moderated by PI Managing Director Manal J. Aboelata, touched upon a number of issues we face in creating healthy, safe, thriving and more equitable communities.

Pasadena Host its First Car-Free, Open-Streets CicLAvia

For the first time, Pasadena opened its streets to the largest car-free open streets event in America. At 3.5 miles, CicLAvia – Pasadena, which took place on May 31, is the most walkable CicLavia to date. Pedestrians walked and biked along Colorado Boulevard to parks and historic architecture. The route connected the Memorial and Del Mar Metro Gold Line Stations, enabling participants to have a car-free day.

Sunday Streets San Francisco: Great Highway 6/14

The next Sunday Streets SF event is going to take place on June 14, and you should definitely check it out!

This scenic Sunday Streets travels along the Great Highway from Sloat to Lincoln, along JFDK and MLK Drive through Golden Gate Park. From Lindy in the Park, to the Skatin Place, to Ocean Beach, there is something for everyone along this route! Be sure to take advantage of the Golden Gate Park Shuttle, which will be running during the event. 

Vision Zero in San José

Last month, the City of San José unanimously adopted Vision Zero as the new transportation framework, committing to the prioritization of street safety. The major goal of Vision Zero is to create a culture that prioritizes traffic safety and to ensure that mistakes on roadways do not result in serious injuries or death.


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