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Bike to Work Day: May 14, 2015

May is bike month! On Thursday May 14, get ready to #bike2berk on Bike to Work Day. We invite you to join your fellow Cal bicyclists at one (or all!) of these events. See the Bike Month website for a full list.

 

Grand Boulevard Initiative: Revitalizing the El Camino Real Corridor

Grand Boulevard Initiative is a collaboration of 19 cities, counties, local and regional agencies dedicated to the revitalization of the El Camino Real Corridor. The Task Force facilitates planning for revitalizing 43 miles of El Camino Real and its surrounding communities.  This effort to improve the El Camino Real Corridor includes leading businesses, non-profit agencies, neighborhoods and community advocates.   10 Guiding Principles:

U.S. Bicycling Participation Benchmarking Study Report

The US. Bicycling Participation Benchmarking Study Report, commissioned by PeopleforBikes and conducted by the Breakaway Research Group is a bike participation research unlike others--it standardizes how participation is bicycling of any kind, by any type of rider. Previous research was limited to just recreational riding or transportation riding. Here are some of the results from this 64-page report:

Residents Celebrate San Jose with International Jane's Walk Festival May 1-3

From May 1 to May 3, citizens in urban areas around the world will lead over 600 walking tours in their own communities to highlight how public space is actually used.

Evaluating Complete Streets Projects: A Guide for Practitioners

New strategies for transportation require new measurements of success. Over the last decade, the National Complete Streets Coalition has promoted the use of performance measures that better reflect multimodal needs and that are relevant to individuals using the system. Evaluating Complete Streets Projects: A Guide for Practitioners is an introduction to this approach.
 

National Bike to School Day - May 6, 2015

by Ernest Dela Vega
     Student Researcher
 
As a part of National Bike Month, May 6 will be National Bike to School Day.  The event encourages students to safely bicycle or walk to school.
 

National Bike Month Coming Up in May

by Ernest Dela Vega
     Student Researcher
 
May is National Bike Month, sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists since 1956 and celebrated across the country. National Bike Month aims to encourage more people to take up biking, become more active, help the environment, and save money on transportation.
 

Walk to Work Day - April 9, 2015 in San Francisco

by Ernest Dela Vega
     Student Researcher
 
San Francisco leads the U.S. in celebrating Walk to Work Day, happening this year on Thursday, April 9, 2015. The event celebrates walking and highlights the benefits of walking to work.
 

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