Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 9 of 9
  1. #1
    Senior Member squirtdad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    San Jose (Willow Glen) Ca
    My Bikes
    '89 Miyata 1400, '82 nishiski (current utilty/commuter project)
    Posts
    3,355
    Mentioned
    9 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    for people in the San Jose area Dutch Cycling Experts offer workshop

    There will be a workshop in San Jose with Dutch Cycling experts in attendance. a short excerpt from the press relesae:


    SAN JOSE, Calif. – What would make you more likely to ride a bike to work, school, or run errands in the Capital of Silicon Valley? Although San José’s portion of trips by bike has grown 67% in the last year, currently only 1% of all trips is made by bike. Next week, experts from the Dutch Cycling Embassy will work with a small group of City staff and community representatives to develop design solutions for two challenging cycling locations in downtown San José.
    The public is invited to the Opening Session and Closing Session of this two-day ThinkBike Workshop, scheduled for Monday, Oct. 22 and Tuesday, Oct. 23. In the Opening Session, the Dutch Cycling Embassy will provide an overview of bike planning in the Netherlands and City staff will present the two San José design challenges to be studied. In the Closing Session, the design solutions developed by the Dutch and City team partners will be presented.

    https://www.piersystem.com/external/...20advisory.pdf
    '82 Nishiski commuter/utility
    '83 Torpado Super Strada ... cafe commuter
    '89 Miyata 1400
    Soma rush Fixie
    '78 Univega gran turismo (son's Fixie/SS)
    06 Haro x3 (son's bmx)
    Electra cruiser (wife's bike)

    looking for: De Rosa 58cm ELOS frame and fork internal cable routing

  2. #2
    genec genec's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    san diego
    My Bikes
    custom built, sannino, beachbike, giant trance x2
    Posts
    23,050
    Mentioned
    8 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Will the city actually adopt any recommendations, or is this merely to tick off Americans by showing them the limitations of their auto centric cities?

  3. #3
    Senior Member squirtdad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    San Jose (Willow Glen) Ca
    My Bikes
    '89 Miyata 1400, '82 nishiski (current utilty/commuter project)
    Posts
    3,355
    Mentioned
    9 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by genec View Post
    Will the city actually adopt any recommendations, or is this merely to tick off Americans by showing them the limitations of their auto centric cities?
    San Jose has a very active program with a goal of 5% ridership (huge by American standards) and so far they have been actually spending money on infrastructure, not just talking about it. of course with 180 square miles of area there is a lot more to do.

    new segregated infrastructure in downtown

    http://www.mercurynews.com/san-jose-...-plans-bicycle

    Plan for street diet on a pretty busy street

    http://www.mercurynews.com/san-jose-...-plans-bicycle

    VTA (valley transit authority) plan for bike shares

    http://www.vta.org/bike_information/bike_sharing.html
    '82 Nishiski commuter/utility
    '83 Torpado Super Strada ... cafe commuter
    '89 Miyata 1400
    Soma rush Fixie
    '78 Univega gran turismo (son's Fixie/SS)
    06 Haro x3 (son's bmx)
    Electra cruiser (wife's bike)

    looking for: De Rosa 58cm ELOS frame and fork internal cable routing

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Copenhagen
    My Bikes
    A load of ancient, old and semi-vintage bikes of divers sorts
    Posts
    1,827
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Sounds cool. I wish Copenhagen would do that, too. We've still got a lot to learn from the Dutch.

  5. #5
    genec genec's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    san diego
    My Bikes
    custom built, sannino, beachbike, giant trance x2
    Posts
    23,050
    Mentioned
    8 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Good luck, I hope they meet and beat that 5% number.

  6. #6
    Rider of the Storm doomtroll's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Sunnyvale, CA
    My Bikes
    1974 Motobecane Grand Touring, 1986 Trek 850
    Posts
    94
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Awesome!!!!
    “I live for myself and I answer to nobody.”
    –Steve McQueen

  7. #7
    Chainstay Brake Mafia
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    California
    Posts
    5,866
    Mentioned
    14 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    the new downtown bike lanes are pretty sweet. gonna try to check out this event, thanks for the heads up squirtdad
    1986 Diamondback Apex ~ 1988 Diamondback Ascent EX ~ 1989 Jamis Dakar ~ 1989 Specialized Stumpjumper Comp
    1993 Trek 8300 Composite ~ 1993 Diamondback Axis Team Titanium ~ 1995 Diamondback Apex

    Join the Chainstay Brake Mafia!

  8. #8
    Senior Member squirtdad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    San Jose (Willow Glen) Ca
    My Bikes
    '89 Miyata 1400, '82 nishiski (current utilty/commuter project)
    Posts
    3,355
    Mentioned
    9 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    @frantik.....good.... wish I could check it out, but project deadlines get in the way
    '82 Nishiski commuter/utility
    '83 Torpado Super Strada ... cafe commuter
    '89 Miyata 1400
    Soma rush Fixie
    '78 Univega gran turismo (son's Fixie/SS)
    06 Haro x3 (son's bmx)
    Electra cruiser (wife's bike)

    looking for: De Rosa 58cm ELOS frame and fork internal cable routing

  9. #9
    Chainstay Brake Mafia
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    California
    Posts
    5,866
    Mentioned
    14 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    i went to the closing session. It was pretty cool... about 50 people showed up

    They talked about two specific cases in downtown, one about getting people from the Guadelupe trail at Woz Way to other parts of south downtown and eventually coyote creek. the proposed solution was to turn Balbach into a bike boulevard and convert south market into 3 lanes with a wide protected bike/pedestrian path. The vision was pretty appealing

    The second case was making 1st/2nd streets from San Carlos to St John more bike friendly. The most conservative solution was to simply paint a green lane and add "sharrows", while the most extreme extreme involved moving the LTR tracks to the bus lane and having buses and LTR share a lane, and converting the car lane into bike use only. In this version the wider sidewalks could be used for sidewalk cafes or other such things.

    I'm not sure if any of the proposed solutions will be enacted... some of them seemed like there could be lots of opposition and/or could cost a lot of $.
    1986 Diamondback Apex ~ 1988 Diamondback Ascent EX ~ 1989 Jamis Dakar ~ 1989 Specialized Stumpjumper Comp
    1993 Trek 8300 Composite ~ 1993 Diamondback Axis Team Titanium ~ 1995 Diamondback Apex

    Join the Chainstay Brake Mafia!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •