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Jul
2021
16

Cities make the case for a ‘bicycle superhighway’ | News

Few roads better epitomize the frustrations of Peninsula’s bicycle advocates than El Camino Real, a critical north-south connector that offers both the most direct and, arguably, the most perilous route between Redwood City and Mountain View.

Living up to its moniker as “The King’s Highway,” the original connector between California’s network of Spanish missions is today dominated by cars in just about every Peninsula jurisdiction through which it passes, despite years of talk around the region about converting it into a multimodal “grand boulevard.”

And even as each city has been making its own bike-safety improvements (Palo Alto, for instance, is now completing construction of a bike bridge over U.S. Highway 101 as well as planning for further bike improvements along East Meadow Drive and on the Charleston-Arastradero corridor), these efforts have largely steered clear of El Camino.

A recent traffic analysis commissioned by city managers from Peninsula cities concluded that the 12.5-mile stretch of El Camino between Redwood City and Mountain View has a “high concentration of bicycle collisions” and virtually no bike infrastructure.

But even as it poses a steep challenge for city leaders across the Peninsula, El Camino also represents their greatest hope. During the pandemic, the cities of Redwood City, Menlo Park, Palo Alto and Mountain View collaborated on a Peninsula Bikeway study, a survey of bike amenities in each city with recommendations for further improvements to bike connections between the jurisdictions. The study, which was released in November, evaluates three different possibilities for separated bikeways that would stretch along the Peninsula. After considering other routes, including Alma Street and Middlefield Road, the study concluded that a bikeway on El Camino, despite the massive challenges it would entail, “represents the most viable opportunity to implement such a vision and help improve safety and connectivity for all bicycle users.”

The Peninsula Bikeway study is an outgrowth of a partnership that city managers from four cities formed in 2016 to discuss stronger connections between their jurisdictions. Known as the Managers’ Mobility Partnership, the effort initially focused on using existing bikeways and routes to design an interim “low-stress bicycle connection” between the north and sound ends of the segment.

The latest effort is far more ambitious. The new study bills itself as “the first phase of implementing a high-impact bicycle superhighway network in the Bay Area helping residents and workers increase connectivity and safety to jobs and activity centers.” Its goal is to offer a “long-term, high-quality, bikeway suitable for bicyclists of all ages and abilities.”

Unlike the interim route — a meandering path that forces riders to cross El Camino Real once and the railroad tracks twice to avoid hazardous road segments in the various cities — the new bikeway would be direct. All three of the study’s options feature a straighter path between Redwood City and Mountain View. One would rely predominantly on Middlefield Road; another would stay within El Camino Real; the third would run along the Caltrain right-of-way and rely on Alma Street in the

Apr
2020
16

Charges filed in case of girl hit by vehicle while exiting school bus near Whitefish

KALISPELL — A woman has formally been charged in connection with hitting and severely injuring a child as she was getting off a school bus near Whitefish.

Flathead County Attorney Travis Ahner tells MTN News that they have officially charged Patricia Berliner, whose vehicle hit 6-year-old Jordana Hubble on November 12, 2019.

Berliner — who is not currently in custody — is being charged with one count of felony criminal endangerment.

Court documents state that “the defendant knowingly engaged in conduct that creates a substantial risk of death or serious bodily injury to others, namely Jordana Hubble.”

The charge filed carries a maximum term in the Montana State Prison of 10 years as well as a maximum fine of $50,000.

According to witness statements, Berliner stated she did not think she had to stop since the bus was in the other lane.

Court documents state that Jordana “was reportedly thrown approximately 60 feet from the point of impact to where she came to rest in the ditch.”

The Montana Highway Patrol previously told MTN News the driver — now identified as Berliner — failed to stop for the bus when it had its flashing lights and stop sign up on US Highway 93 North near mile marker 137.

Jordana was taken to Nexus Children’s Hospital in Houston back in January to continue her recovery from the injuries she sustained in the incident.

Multiple fundraisers were held throughout the Flathead Valley to raise money for Jordana’s medical expenses.

Click here to read the full court documents.

-information from Sean Wells included in this report

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Mar
2020
30

Bicycle Materials Case Study

 

 

Bicycle Materials Case Study

                                   

 

Author:                                                Andrew
Cantrell

 

Project Advisor:                                 Professor
Tom Stoebe

 

Project Group Members:                  Firdaus
Khan

Ryan Oakes

Jeread Sines

 

Table of Contents:                             Summary

Bicycle Materials Case Study        

Application Requirements

Possible Materials

Physical
Principles

Material Selection

                                                            Conclusion & Future Prospects

                                                            Acknowledgements

                                                            References

                                   

Date Written:                                     June 12, 2003

 

Bicycle Materials Index:                    Back to Bicycle Materials main page

 

This
senior project is an educational case study on the material science of bicycle
wheels, frame, components and helmets.
The idea of this bicycle material
selection case study is to increase the knowledge of the reader of the case
study, as well as the author. We will involve physical aspects of materials
(structure, properties, etc.), by educational literature survey, discussions,
application analysis, and material selection. This core study will be done in a
general way by completing three informative tables. One table will present
material properties requirements for the selected materials commonly used for bicycle wheels, frame, components and helmet.
Table two will display these common possible materials to be used, in reference
to their application (i.e. alloy—frame, foam—helmet, etc). The third table will
select the best material for said bicycle application. The material selection
will be determined and focused on a cost effective standard touring road
bicycle (mid-level) built for the intermediate to advanced road cyclist. Our
overall key features will be weight and cost for this mid-level bicycle
application. The factor of cost in our discussion will only briefly be examined
due to additional manufacturing, design, and material processing costs. The
cyclist profile will be exercise minded road bicycle commuters. The correlative
material/application processes and materials selection will then be discussed
and displayed with conclusions and future prospects. All information presented
will be understandable for non- technical audiences.

 

Topic

Educational case study on
the material science used to in a present day bicycle wheels, frame, components
and helmet.

 

Goal

My goal for this term project is
improve my ability to investigate a materials science case study and
engineering problem by using my background in physical materials principles.

 

Objective

The objective of this bicycle
case study is to apply as well as increase my knowledge in applications of
material science, and to present that information to the reader of the case
study.

 

Approach

This Bicycle
case study will involve physical aspects of materials (structure, properties,
etc.), by educational literature survey, discussions, analysis, and preparation
of a report.

 

Methodology

The majority of the research
will be done by preexisting educational literature on material properties and
structures. This core study will be done in a general way by completing three
informative tables. One table will present material properties requirements for
the selected materials commonly used for bicycle
wheels, frame, components and helmet
. Table two will display these
common possible materials to be used, in reference to their application (i.e.
alloy—frame, foam—helmet, etc). The third table will show the best chose
material selection for said bicycle component application. This materials
selection will then be discussed and displayed and the correlative
material/application processes will