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      CommentAuthorbatmick
    • CommentTimeNov 2nd 2017
     
    I was in charge of maintenance for our small bike share program at work but we have since outsourced this function to the vendor where we bought our last batch of bikes for the program. Now I am switching employers and I have a box of spare parts (chains, bottom brackets, a saddle etc.) that would probably just go to the trash if I left them here.

    Does anybody know a charity or bike club near Salk (Torrey Pines) that could use these items?

    There used to be a program at UCSD that restored abandoned bikes found on campus but I could not find any link to them anymore.

    Let me know. It would be a shame to waste the stuff.

    Thanks!
    • CommentAuthort.e.d
    • CommentTimeNov 2nd 2017
     
    batmick:I was in charge of maintenance for our small bike share program at work but we have since outsourced this function to the vendor where we bought our last batch of bikes for the program. Now I am switching employers and I have a box of spare parts (chains, bottom brackets, a saddle etc.) that would probably just go to the trash if I left them here.

    Does anybody know a charity or bike club near Salk (Torrey Pines) that could use these items?

    There used to be a program at UCSD that restored abandoned bikes found on campus but I could not find any link to them anymore.

    Let me know. It would be a shame to waste the stuff.



    Thanks!


    If they're in good shape, I could grab them and take them over to Bikes Del Pueblo.
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    Someone in my neighborhood is doing a bike drive for Community Resource Center, which appears to be based in Encinitas. I think you could donate parts.

    http://crcncc.org/
    http://crcncc.org/wp-content/uploads/Holiday-Baskets-Bike-Donation-Bin-Sign.pdf
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    EDIT: The links in these postings were causing a pop-up request for a log-in. The Chula Vista Star-News site seems to have just recently been put behind a registration wall. I removed the article so as to reduce any worries or consternation over the pop-up.
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    EDIT: The links in these postings were causing a pop-up request for a log-in. The Chula Vista Star-News site seems to have just recently been put behind a registration wall. I removed the article so as to reduce any worries or consternation over the pop-up.
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    Cutouts show the most dangerous streets in San Diego and statistics showing how residents are dying on our streets: 53 percent on foot, 32 percent in cars and 15 percent on bikes. (Photo by Ken Williams)

    Remembering the victims of traffic violence
    Ken Williams December 1st, 2017 sduptownnews.com
    Colin Parent, interim executive director of Circulate San Diego, said he chose to hold the somber ceremony at the intersection of University Avenue and Normal Street in Hillcrest because University Avenue is considered the “most dangerous street in San Diego.”

    “We’re here to recognize people killed in traffic violence,” said Parent, who is also a La Mesa City Council member. “This is the first time San Diego has participated in this international observation.”
    Chris Ward, who represents District 3 on the San Diego City Council, also spoke at the gathering.

    “Not one more life needs to be lost in San Diego if we implement Vision Zero,” Ward said.
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    SANDAG makes more than $30 million in grants available to fund smart growth and bike/pedestrian projects
    December 29, 2017 valleycenter.com
    To incentivize projects that promote smart growth, as well as increase walking, biking, and transit usage, SANDAG is calling on local jurisdictions to submit applications for more than $30 million in competitive grants available under its TransNet Smart Growth Incentive Program (SGIP) and TransNet Active Transportation Grant Program (ATGP).

    About $27 million in smart growth funds and $3.6 million in active transportation funds are available. Up to $1 million from the smart growth funds will be made available for local jurisdictions to complete Climate Action Plans and Complete Streets Policies. Grant applications for both programs are due by 4 p.m. on Thursday, March 15, 2018.

    SANDAG will hold a pre-proposal workshop from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on January 11, 2018 in the SANDAG Board Room at 401 B St. San Digo, 7th floor. Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to attend.
    == More information ==

    SANDAG Makes More Than $30 Million in Grants Available to Fund Smart Growth and Bike/Pedestrian Projects
    Applications Due March 15, 2018
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    2018 GO by BIKE Mini-Grant program.
    In support of the San Diego Regional Bike to Work Day on Thursday, May 17, 2018 and National Bike Month in May, the SANDAG GO by BIKE and iCommute teams are offering grants of up to $3,000 for programs or projects that promote biking through outreach and education. Eligible applicants include local government agencies; community based and nonprofit organizations; colleges and universities; and business improvement districts, main street associations, or chambers of commerce. Examples of eligible activities include:
    • Community rides, bike scavenger hunts, or guided bike tours
    • Classes related to bike maintenance, skill building, bike commuting, and safety
    • Local “Bike to Work” or “Bike to Campus” events
    • Campaigns or contests that promote bike riding
    • Bike-in movie events
    • Public events or rides that open city streets to bikes

    The application for the 2018 GO by BIKE Mini-Grants is now open, with a total of $40,000 in grant funding available.

    To apply, submit your application form to iCommuteGrants@sandag.org by 5 p.m. on January 19, 2018.
    • CommentAuthorsynthetic
    • CommentTimeJan 5th 2018
     
    it would be great if our discount program got some of this money. we need to get the word out via advertising, and perhaps set up group rides, say tour de coffee - visiting all the shops on the program
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    Valley Center Road Traffic Control Poll
    January 20, 2018 valleycenter.com
    The Valley Center Planning Group is seeking a grant to explore various traffic calming options for Valley Center Road. Among them are roundabouts and additional traffic lights. What is your opinion? (you can only vote once on each question – and once your vote is placed, it can’t be modified)
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    Caltrans Updates Outreach Methods to Increase Public Involvement During Transportation Planning and Programming Process
    Comments Sought on Public Participation Plan
    "An involved and well-informed public can contribute valuable input during all stages of transportation decision-making. Public feedback on this plan is necessary in creating a document that makes it easy to understand the transportation planning and programming process so more people can influence state, regional and local transportation decision-making."
    ~ Malcolm Dougherty, Director, Caltrans
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    San Diego Fields Online Survey To Measure Commute Habits
    Andrew Bowen January 31, 2018 kpbs.org
    San Diego officials began conducting an online survey this week that aims to measure the city's commute habits, which are central to its ambitious plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

    Transportation is San Diego's largest contributor to climate change, accounting for about 55 percent of greenhouse gas emissions. The city's landmark Climate Action Plan expects huge numbers of city residents to start living closer to where they work, and to bike, walk and ride public transit to their jobs in much greater numbers.

    Those numbers have been difficult to measure, however, and officials have struggled to find reliable and consistent data that can demonstrate whether they are doing enough to reduce the city's chronic dependence on the automobile.

    The survey will soon be available in Spanish, she said, and respondents can enter to win a free one-year membership in the city's bike sharing program.

    City of San Diego Commuter Survey
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    I saw the survey--didn't know if I should fill it out from a sense of pride (for the month of January I rode my bike to work every day except for two days) or not fill it out, because I have a feeling that every cyclist they can count will go towards foot dragging about doing anything else to accommodate cyclists. It took me ages to cross Torrey Pines Blvd this evening, and I saw a pedestrian doing a near-suicidal walk down the central turn lane on TP because there's no legitimate way to even cross the street for blocks. Improvements have been planned for years, and haven't happened. I don't want anybody to think that situations like this (and countless others in San Diego) are OK.
    • CommentAuthorgottobike
    • CommentTimeFeb 2nd 2018
     
    Pretty soon, only the homeless will be brave enough to ride a bike.