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Accomplishments and Activities
Napa Bike works every day to make riding safer in Napa County. Click on (more) for highlights of some of the projects we've been involved with in 2012.(more)
Accomplishments and Activities
Bike works every day to make riding safer in Napa County. Here are
highlights of some of the projects we've been involved with in 2012:
Sponsored a successful campaign to 'Fix Whitehall Lane' that got the attention of elected officials and resulted in the start of the Caltrans project that will stop the horrible bike crashes at Whitehall Lane - after 28 years of planning.
Launched the BE BRIGHT program, an educational initiative that provides strategies for cyclists to be safer on the roads as they are now, and will include a motorist outreach program designed to improve how we share the road with mutual respect.
Successfully advocated for installation of 'Sharrows' on streets in Napa that were repaved only in the vehicle lane.
Successfully advocated for extension of the width of lineal pothole repairs to include pavement used by cyclists.
Supported Napa's Bicycle & Trails Advisory Commission in its successful advocacy efforts to create Class II lanes on Lincoln Blvd all the way across town, complete bike lanes on Trower, and complete Class II lanes on California Blvd.
Advocated successfully for a feasibility study of bicycle and pedestrian underpass of Hwy 29 near First Street.
Provided guidance on the NCTPA steering committee for completion and ratification of the County-wide bicycle plan, enabling Napa County to qualify for federal and state funds for bicycling infrastructure improvements. As part of this project, individual bicycle plans were also completed and approved in all but 1 of the 5 towns in Napa Valley, enabling them to qualify for bike project funding.
Negotiated installation of numerous cyclist awareness signs of rural roads throughout the County.
Provided input to County Public Works to have part of Silverado Trail re-stripped where it was too narrow.
Provided input to County Public Works on sites for installation of additional bike route signs in the County jurisdiction near Calistoga, providing visual cues extending Calistoga's scenic bike routes.
Arranged for technical grant writing support for the City of Calistoga to apply for funding to advance its extension of the Washington Street Class I bike path to Lincoln Avenue.
Supported American Canyon's Open Space Committee's advocacy for installation of Hwy 29 overpasses to unit the city and enable its children to ride safely to schools.
Served on the board and supported the Napa Valley Vine Trail with financial contributions and joint participation in several community events.
Provided guidance for the design and development work on a new bicycle map that identifies bicycle routes in all 5 towns and the County.
Participated in advocacy seminars at the Leadership Conference conducted by the Alliance for Biking and Walking.
Conducted Kidical Mass rides in Napa and American Canyon, demonstrating to parents and their children how to have fun on bikes while riding safely in our communities.
Emailed dozens of alerts to membership on legislative issue affecting cyclists.
Provided bike parking at numerous community events and several charity bike rides.
Followed up on tragic bicycle accidents with law enforcement.
Represented Napa County at the National Bike Summit; lobbied elected officials to continue bike funding in the 2012 Surface Transportation Bill.
Organized and manned Bike to Work Day 'refresher stations' and other National Bike Month activities
Planned and conducted the first annual Napa Bike Fest at the Oxbow in Napa, bringing together more than 1000 people from all elements of the cycling community.
Conducted educational Ride-With-The-Board rides in each of the 4 quarters of 2012.
Conducted the Legendary Tour as our primary fund raiser. In partnership with prominent members of the wine and hospitality industries, the event featured cycling icons Andy Hampsten and Bob Roll and was completely sold out, with a waiting list for next year. This is important because it helps Napa Bike to be financially self-sustaining.
Partnered with Napa Valley Film Festival to promote and lead two bicycling-focused events in the upper Valley, in conjunction with the premiere of 'Rising From Ashes' which showcased the ascent of cycling in Rwanda from the horror of genocide to the glory of the Olympics.
Achieved a 50% increase in Napa Bike membership.
Doubled subscribers to Napa Bike's Facebook page.
Press release dated May 23, 2011. Rabobank sponsors Napa Bike.
Here's our first press release dated March 15, 2011. We're announcing the launch of our new site.
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