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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.
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    The Escondido Creek Conservancy recently discovered an illegal trail built on its property and an adjacent lot totaling one mile in length. Restoration efforts are ongoing and a public restoration event is scheduled for March 4, 2018. Courtesy photo

    Escondido Creek Conservancy working to restore illegal trail

    Steve Puterski February 22, 2018 thecoastnews.com
    ESCONDIDO — Vandals struck and left untold damage through at least a half-mile stretch of the Escondido Creek Conservancy.

    The Escondido Creek Conservancy Executive Director Ann Van Leer said one or more people constructed an illegal one-mile mountain bike path. Van Leer said the organization discovered the vandalism in December, which also ran through another private property in Harmony Heights, near the San Marcos and Escondido border.

    “I get pretty upset and it’s very concerning that people don’t understand the value that is there,” Van Leer said. “The trail makers, whoever they were, were taking steps to conceal themselves. They had equipment tucked underneath the vegetation. Unless you were down on your hands and knees, you really couldn’t see it.”
    The conservancy has partnered with the San Diego Mountain Bike Association to assist with the assessment of damage and steps moving forward. Susie Murphy, executive director of the association, said illegal construction of trails is a problem throughout the county. Murphy added it is difficult to reach those who feel the need to destroy protected habitat on private property. “It’s nothing new and people have been going into canyons and think they can do anything they want without checking land ownership,” she said. “It’s just a matter of ongoing education. You are kind of dealing with some people who aren’t interested in following the rules anyway, so they are definitely a hard audience to reach.” However, she is encouraging her group and residents to join the conservancy on March 4, 2018 for a restoration event. Van Leer said the work is hard over rough terrain, but worth the effort to begin the restoration efforts.
    “We welcome respectful use of our land,” Van Leer said. “Most of our land has some public use. We want people to stay on the trails and respect that the land has been protected for wildlife.”
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    High School Laptop Scholarship Contest
    Thursday, March 1, 2018 to Sunday, April 8, 2018
    Our annual Laptop Scholarship Essay Contest is back! San Diego County high school students (grades 9 - 12) are invited to enter our essay contest for the chance to win a new laptop. 40 winners selected, deadline to enter is April 8th, 2018.

    Would a new laptop help set you up for success at school? We thought so! The Metropolitan Transit System (MTS), Coca-Cola and the San Diego County Office of Education will be giving away 40 laptops this spring! Students enrolled in a San Diego County High School (in grades 9-12) are eligible to apply for the 2018 Laptop Scholarship Essay Contest.
    Maybe a nice essay about coordinating transit and bikes to facilitate commuting to school and other activities. Bikes complete the trip in that last mile!
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    This Alphabet-Backed Startup Wants Cities To Make Better Use Of Curbs
    Lara O'Keefe March 21, 2018 bisnow.com
    Named Coord, the startup uses technology to map cities in order to provide municipalities and transportation companies like ride-hail, bike-share and car-share providers with a detailed guide of how curbs can be used, Fast Company reports.

    Rather than using street imagery, Coord collects data by walking the streets of cities like San Francisco and recording information on a smartphone app that uses augmented reality technology. This method ensures the maps are accurate because street imagery can obscure some curbside features, CEO Stephen Smyth wrote in a Medium post.
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    Early bird registration for #BiketoWorkSD 2018 ends this Sunday! Register now to #GObyBIKEsd on the morning of Thursday, 5/17 for the chance to win a $500 gift card to Revolution Bike Shop.

    You must register to receive a free 2018 Bike to Work Day t-shirt. You will be asked to show your registration confirmation email in order to pick up your t-shirt at an official pit stop on Bike to Work Day.
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      CommentAuthorbikingbill
    • CommentTime4 days ago
     
    Anyone know when LA bike to work is?
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    bikingbill:Anyone know when LA bike to work is?


    Not Bike to Work Day but METRO is doing their part. I expect they will have more to say about Bike to Work Day 2018 soon.

    There is a dearth of information from what should be informed advocacy groups. Two weeks until Bike Month and with such pitiful public relations, you wonder how groups like LADOT, Santa Monica Spoke, LACBC can ask for support or claim to serve the bike community. They really need to get rolling!

    At least METRO is on it. That's something.
    Metro LA Bike to Work Day: May 17th, 2018


    === San Diego Bike to Work Day 2018 ===
    === Nothing to see here, keep moving along... (as of posting...) ===

    SDCBC: Events
    SDCBC: Events May
    Nothing on Bike Month, Bike to School Day or Bike to Work Day
    To be fair, there was this cryptic posting to their twitter account.

    BikeSD Calendar
    Nothing on Bike Month, Bike to School Day or Bike to Work Day

    San Diego Mountain Bike Association
    May Events -- Nada

    CALBIKE Events -- Nada

    === Timely Information Posted ===

    SANDAG iCommute Bike Month
    SANDAG iCommute Bike Month Event Listings
    The government entity everyone loves to hate is on it. Ha!

    MEDIA REPORTING:
    San Diego Reader
    Coronado Patch
    KPBS
    East Village San Diego
    OsideNews
    San Diego Bicycle Club
    RacePlace