Aug
26
10:00am10:00am

Summer Family Bike Ride and Picnic

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Join our third annual

Summer Family Bike Ride and Picnic

meet at Eagle Park - 10am

near the restrooms

 

Come ride with us!!  RSVP

This is a free, family-friendly ride. We'll casually cruise 3 miles through Mountain View, seeing 7 parks on the way. Bring a picnic lunch for after the ride, then enjoy some free ice cream.

Details: 

10:00 - sign in, bike tune ups, bike decorating, and face painting
11:00 - safety talk
11:15 - 5 mph tour: ride route
12:00 - picnic at park, free ice cream, plus more bike decorating and face painting

Make sure to wear your helmet and sunscreen, bring water and a picnic lunch, and RSVP.  We want to make sure to have enough ice cream on hand!


Thanks to our partners:

Thanks to our generous sponsors:

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Nov
21
7:00pm 7:00pm

Sae Mountain View Monthly Meeting

Safe Mountain View normally meets the the fourth Thursday of every month from 7pm to 9pm to discuss how to make biking and walking safe in Mountain View.  Since the 4th Thursday of November is Thanksgiving,, we'll meet on Monday the 21st this month.

We would love for you to join us!  Our meetings are at a member's home.  Email us for the address:

info@safemountainview.org

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Nov
20
1:30pm 1:30pm

Green Lane Ride - Photo Shoot

Update: Ride Canceled

Between the rain and the tendonitis in the ride leader's knee, this ride has been canceled.

There are some new green lanes in Mountain View and we want to check them out!  If you'd like to see them too, join us at 1:30pm on Sunday, November 20th starting at Eagle Park for a 7.5 mile loop around Mountain View.  See the route here.

This will be a photo shoot for an article in our upcoming newsletter, so don your  cycle chic  apparel!  We love to see ladies in scarves, skirts, and boots, and guys in aa button-up shirt, leather shoes, a nice jacket, or whatever you feel comfortable in.

If you'd prefer a less fashionable ride, we'll be going to Palo Alto on November 26th to burn off the holiday turkey.  See details here.

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Oct
2
1:00pm 1:00pm

Bike & Roll Expo at 7th Annual Bike Palo Alto

Bike Palo Alto is an annual bike ride which helps locals discover low-stress ways to get around the city.  It starts at El Carmelo Elementary School on Bryant at Loma Verde.  Participants will get maps, a helmet fitting, treats and more.  The event offers three bike-friendly routes which riders can try out at their own pace.

This year, Bike Palo Alto will feature something new: a Bike & Roll Expo on the Civic Plaza downtown at Palo Alto's City Hall.  Ever wondered if an electric bike was for you? Or electric skateboard or scooter? Or whether you could get a collapsable bike on Caltrain, or how you could get your kids and groceries around town on a bike?  You may have heard about “protected” bikeways and never experienced one, or wanted to decorate your bike to make it more fun.  Well, on Oct 2nd you can demo all these and more!  There will be a band and treats to add to the festivities.

Ride Bike Palo Alto starting at El Carmelo Elementary, then head to the Bike ’N Roll Expo in front of Palo Alto City Hall, on Sunday October 2nd, all from 1 - 4 pm.

It's a free event, but pre-registration is recommended: RSVP

For more about the event, click here: Info

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Sep
20
6:30pm 6:30pm

City Council Meeting: Bike Lanes on Escuela

  • Mountain View City Hall - Council Chambers (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

On Tuesday, September 20th, Mountain View City Council will decide whether to add bike lanes to Escuela Avenue, in front of Castro and Mistral Elementary Schools.  This will make it feasible for students to bike to school.

Click here to learn more about the project and find out one or two small things can help move it forward.  We need your help!

The meeting is scheduled to start at 6:30.  The presentation of Item 6.1 (Agenda here) will likely begin around 6:40, followed by council questions, then public comments.  Council will then deliberate, then vote.  This may be as early as 7:30, depending on how many people come to speak.

To watch the meeting from home, go here.

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Sep
6
6:30pm 6:30pm

City Council Meeting: Shoreline Boulevard Bus Lane and Utility Improvements

  • Mountian View City Hall - Council Chambers (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

On Tuesday, September 6th, the Mountain View City Council will vote on whether to move forward with a dedicated center-running, reversible bus lane on Shoreline Boulevard from Middlefield to Pear Avenue.  Along part of the corridor, protected bikeways will be added, including a protected intersection at Shoreline and Middlefield.  This could be the first protected intersection in the South Bay.

Protected Intersection Conceptual Design

Protected Intersection Conceptual Design

See the Council Agenda (Item 7.1) here, and staff report here.

For more information, visit the city's City Project Highlights page here, or view a presentation given at a community meeting in July 2016, here.

Here's the notice official the city sent out:

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Aug
27
10:00am10:00am

Summer Family Bike Ride and Picnic

Join us for our second annual

Summer Family Bike Ride and Picnic

meet at Bubb Park - 10am

680 Barbara Avenue

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Come ride with us!!  RSVP

This is a free, family-friendly ride.  We'll casually cruise 3.5 miles through Mountain View, and see a few parks on the way.

Details: 

10:00 - sign in, bike tune ups, electric bike demo*
11:00 - safety talk
11:15 - 5 mph tour: ride route
12:00 - picnic at Bubb Park, bike rodeo, free ice cream, and free drawing with GSMV**

Make sure to wear your helmet and sunscreen, bring water and a picnic lunch, and RSVP!  We want to make sure to have enough ice cream on hand!

* Tempo's electric bikes will be available for use during the ride

** Great Streets Mountain View and Safe Mountain View are teaming up to give away the following items, donated by our generous sponsors: bike tune ups, kids' bike baskets, bike bells, water bottles, bike lights, and more


Thanks to our partners:

Thanks to our generous sponsors:

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Jul
9
1:00pm 1:00pm

Cake with the Candidates

  • 1129 Wright Avenue Mountain View, CA, 94043 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS


Safe Mountain View is celebrating its third birthday by getting to know the city council candidates on July 9th from 1-4pm.  We are giving each candidate a 20-minute time slot.  In that time, they will tell us about their campaign, how they intend to make our city better for biking and walking, and with the remaining time do a Q & A session.

RSVP

We would love for you to join us!  There will be birthday cake!

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May
10
6:00pm 6:00pm

Mountain View Transit Center Master Plan Community Meeting

The city wants your input!  Join us on May 10 for the second in a series of community meetings to discuss the Transit Center Master Plan.

When: Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Time: 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Where: Historic Adobe Building, 157 Moffett Boulevard, Mountain View

Contact: Mountain View Transit Center - 650 903-6311

More InfoMountain View Transit Center project website

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May
7
9:00am 9:00am

Transportation Summit: Let's Get Moving!

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What: Let's Get Moving! 2016 Silicon Valley Transportation Choices and Healthy Communities Summit

When: Saturday, May 7, 2016. Sessions from 9 am - 5 pm. Live music and refreshments from 5 - 7 pm

Where: Microsoft Headquarters, 1065 La Avenida Street, Mountain View CA

Why: To create a space where people from all backgrounds can make their mark on our region's transportation, housing, and land use planning policy.

Learn more here: Let's Get Moving! Silicon Valley Transportation Summit 2016

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Mar
29
6:30pm 6:30pm

ACTION ALERT: Protected Bike Lanes for Graham Students up for Approval TONGIHT!

Tonight at City Hall, Mountain View's City Council will cast their final vote for protected bike lanes for Graham Students.  The improvements are designed for Castro Street from El Camino to Miramonte.  Please consider going to City Hall at 6:30 to support the project.

The item (4.6 on the agenda) will be voted on as part of the consent calendar.  The Consent Calendar is a long list of items which is usually approved with no discussion becasue the council has discussed these items before.  When an item is "pulled off the consent calendar," it is becasue someone wants to discuss it further, usually because they oppose it.  If this one item gets pulled for discussion, it is important people speak in support of the project.  No need to speak otherwise.

Please attend Tuesday's city council meeting to support the Castro Street improvements if the item is pulled for discussion.

Graham students will be safer because of it.

Note: The consent calendar is likely to be a very quick agenda item.  However, there is a 5:30 study session that may run very long and push the consent calendar as late as 7:45.  If you are interested in coming but not staying very long, I would be happy to text you when the study session is wrapping up.  You could wait for my text, race to city hall then, watch the vote, speak in favor if the item is pulled for discussion, then head right back home.  If you're interested in being alerted, email me your cell phone number so I can text you: cherie@safemountainview.org

Ride on!

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Mar
28
12:00pm12:00pm

Bike Tour of Davis

Safe Mountain View is taking a trip to Davis to check out the first protected intersection in the state.  While we're there, we'll also look at a protected bike lane, an intersection with bicycle signal heads and a dedicated "scramble" phase, a road diet, bike box, and a brand new mixed use development called The Cannery.  We are excited to experience their great bicycle infrastructure and especially to learn all about their protected intersection.

Attendance of this tour is by invitation only.

Route map:

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Feb
9
4:30pm 4:30pm

Support Protected Bikeways for Graham Students

Come support the improvements the City wants to make for Graham Middle School students.  They need our support!

Details:

Where:  Mountain View City Hall: 500 Castro Street, Mountain View, CA 94041

When: Tuesday, February 9th

  • 4:30 pm - 4:50: Meet-up outside City Hall - RSVP
  • 5pm - 6:30: Study Session inside City Hall

Why: At a 5pm study session, city staff will present the design for roadway improvements they want to make on Castro Street from Miramonte to El Camino.  The design includes pedestrian enhancements, protected bike lanes, and traffic calming measures.  There will be people who do not want to see the traffic calming.  We need to show City Council that a larger group of people want to make sure Graham Middle School students have a safe way to get to school.

What: Band together with other folks who support the proposed roadway improvements at 4:30 pm outside City Hall.  Wear green in solidarity.  At 4:50, we will walk upstairs together to show support at the study session.  If you want to speak, you will have 2 or 3 minutes.  Bring a middle school student!

RSVP for the pre-study session meet-up here

If you cannot make it to the study session, tell city council what you think in an email by February 7th.

email address:

citycouncil@mountainview.gov

Below is the overall design.  For more specifics, see the Study Session Memo on Tuesday's agenda (Item 3.1).


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Feb
1
7:00pm 7:00pm

Safe Mountain View Monthly Meeting

Join Safe Mountain View for our monthly meeting on Monday, February 1st.

At our February meeting, we will:

  1. wrap up plans to support the Castro Street improvements which Mountain View staff will present to city council at the study session on February 9th, and
  2. begin to plan for how to support movement on the city's California/Escuela/Shoreline Complete Streets project

We would love for you to join us!  Our meetings are at a member's home.  Email us for the address:

info@safemountainview.org

Note: Starting in March, Safe Mountain View will meet the second Wednesday of every month from 7pm to 9pm to discuss how to make biking and walking safe in Mountain View.

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Jan
4
7:00pm 7:00pm

Safe Mountain View Monthly Meeting

Safe Mountain View meets the first Monday of every month from 7pm to 9pm to discuss how to make biking and walking safe in Mountain View.

Our January meeting will be a strategizing session.  We want to pack City Hall with supporters when staff presents its designs for Castro Street modifications in front of Graham School (from Miramonte to El Camino).

We would love for you to join us!  Our meetings are at a member's home.  Email us for the address:

info@safemountainview.org

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Nov
30
7:00pm 7:00pm

Safe Mountain View Monthly Meeting

Join us Monday, November 30th from 7pm to 9pm

We  will be planning our holiday party and strategizing about how to reach our goals next year.  Come join the discussion!!  Email us for the address:

info@safemountainview.org

[Note: normally we meet on the first Monday of the month.  We're meeting a week early because we're taking a field trip to Davis the day of our regular meeting]

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