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Davis Vanguard
Sunday Commentary II: Davis’ Streets Are Treacherous

Mar 22, 2015
Sunday Commentary II: Davis’ Streets Are Treacherous

At Tuesday night’s council meeting where four members of the council unanimously approved the B Street parking changes, however the conservation shifted from the safety issues driving the need to restrict parking towards the view that there is a lack of enforcement on bicyclists for violating the vehicle code. Indeed, council seemed to agree...

Davis Vanguard
Staff Recommends Removing Parking, Restriping B Street

Mar 14, 2015
Staff Recommends Removing Parking, Restriping B Street

Back in November, when an overwhelming number of residents expressed concerns about the safety risks involved with the parking configurations along B Street between 7th and 8th, the city council pulled back to take a more community dialogue-based approach. Now staff has returned recommending an option that includes restriping B Street from 7th to...

Sierra FoodWineArt Magazine
Route for 700-mile Amgen Tour of California race, including Sierra Foothills

Route for 700-mile Amgen Tour of California race, including Sierra Foothills

The tenth anniversary edition route is set for the 2015 Amgen Tour of California, America’s largest and most prestigious professional cycling race. The milestone course will feature several rider and fan-favorite locales from past races, as well as five stages that highlight different regions of California for the very first time. An all-star field featuring...

Sierra FoodWineArt Magazine
Route for 700-mile Amgen Tour of California race, including Sierra Foothills

Route for 700-mile Amgen Tour of California race, including Sierra Foothills

The tenth anniversary edition route is set for the 2015 Amgen Tour of California, America’s largest and most prestigious professional cycling race. The milestone course will feature several rider and fan-favorite locales from past races, as well as five stages that highlight different regions of California for the very first time. An all-star field featuring...

Davis Vanguard
Lessons from Police and B Street Forums on Consensus Building

Feb 11, 2015
Lessons from Police and B Street Forums on Consensus Building

By Alan Hirsch The Davis City government has recently begun using facilitated community meetings as a tool to advance the City through often difficult issues. This process helps us avoid elevating issues to City Council meetings where Council representatives, after listening to divisive debates, make an on-demand decision that leaves all sides unhappy. The...

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Davis Vanguard
Following Up on Summer Lunches and the Bicycle Accident

Feb 10, 2015
Following Up on Summer Lunches and the Bicycle Accident

In Saturday’s article “When Bike Meets Car,” I describe and opine on an accident that occurred around the corner from my office at F and 2nd Street in Davis. While my main concern was my observations over the years about the hazards of downtown driving and the safety of the multi-modal encounters at four-way...

Davis Vanguard
My View: When Bike Meets Car

Feb 7, 2015

Watch the video above taken from my dashcam yesterday around noon at the corner of F and 2nd Street in Davis. It’s nearly a stone’s throw from the Vanguard’s Downtown Office. In the just over three years we have been there I have driven through that intersection and probably a dozen like it in...

Davis Vanguard
Don’t Blame Bike Activists For B Street

Don’t Blame Bike Activists For B Street

by Tim Starbuck The following is a copy of a letter to the Davis City Council: It’s time to rip that Band-Aid off of B Street. No more delays or community meetings. The problem is not between “bike advocates” and those wanting to preserve parking. The problem is you. From the few residents of...

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Davis Vanguard
My View: Innovation, Away from Internal Combustion and Going Carless

Jan 24, 2015
My View: Innovation, Away from Internal Combustion and Going Carless

One of our readers in the past week “suggested” that perhaps the term innovation is an overused term. There is more than a molecule of a truth to that, so I’m not sure that the idea of carless is an innovative idea or just a practical one. However, I want to respond by an...

Davis Vanguard
Belated Monday Morning Thoughts: Refining the Nishi Proposal

Jan 20, 2015
Belated Monday Morning Thoughts: Refining the Nishi Proposal

Nishi getting National Attention                                                  “Watch out Sacramento – Davis, Calif., is growing,” Govtech warns in a recent article on Davis and the Nishi Gateway project. Government Technology is a magazine covering information technology’s role in state and local governments. The article quotes Mayor Dan Wolk and Chief Innovation Officer Rob White. They write, “Mayor...

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