Day: May 11, 2020

Santa Barbara – Bicycle Master Plan

The community-driven Santa Barbara Bicycle Master Plan (also referred to as the SB BMP) outlines the goals, policies, and implementation strategies that will improve bicycle safety, convenience, facilities, and infrastructure in the City of Santa Barbara. The plan will also enhance and preserve Santa Barbara’s circulation system for all road users by increasing the number of trips taken by bicycle; reducing future traffic congestion levels and parking demand. The plan implements other General Plan goals and policies such as Healthy Communities and Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Reduction.

Chapter 1:
Introduction

Provides an overview of the Bicycle Master Plan, explains the vision and goals of the project, lists relevant plans and policies, and presents factors that lay the foundation for the development of this Plan such as local context and the existing transportation network.
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Chapter 2:
Community Engagement

Provides an overview of the outreach completed for the 2016 Bicycle Master

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Axtell HS baseball coach killed in single-vehicle wreck

AXTELL, TX — An Axtell High School baseball coach died in a single-vehicle accident while visiting friends.

Axtell ISD Superintendent Dr. JR Proctor announced the passing of Cameron Bankston in a Facebook post on Friday.

“It is with the heaviest of hearts that I announce the passing of our beloved coach Cameron Bankston. Last night Coach Bankston passed away in a single vehicle accident in Huckabay, Texas, while visiting friends,” Superintendent Proctor said.
“Coach Bankston came to Axtell just a single year ago, and had already made an unmistakable impact on our school. Please keep his family and loved ones in your prayers.”

Axtell ISD says they know this is a very difficult time for everyone involved, and if you or your child are in distress, please do not hesitate to contact High School Counselor Ashley Hardin through email at ahardin@axtellisd.net, and she will arrange for a virtual counseling session.

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From Cantona’s chip to Rooney’s bicycle – Manchester United’s best Premier League goals

A look back through the Old Trafford archives offers a striking masterclass from some of the greatest marksmen to have graced English football, with the likes of Mark Hughes, Andy Cole, Dwight Yorke and Ruud van Nistelrooy having plundered goals for the club.

Every United fan has their own favourite goal from the Premier League era, with unforgettable hits lighting up each of the 13 title triumphs achieved under Sir Alex Ferguson.

We’ve picked out eight of the very best, all of which came during the Ferguson era – a time when goals were easier to come by than they have been of late for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side.

David Beckham v Wimbledon, August 17, 1996

It was the opening day of the 1996-97 season and Ferguson gave

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Like a Fish Needs a Bicycle: For Some People, Intimacy Is Toxic

It is practically an article of faith among psychotherapists that an intimate human relationship is good for you. None other than Freud himself once famously said that health requires success in work and in love.

I’m not so sure. It seems that for some people, love and intimacy might not just be undesirable but downright toxic.

Not long ago, a man consulted me about his 35-year-old son, who had made a suicide attempt.

“I was shocked, because he never seemed depressed or unhappy in his life,” the man said of his son. “He always preferred his own company, so we were relieved when he started to date.”

He went on to tell me that he and his wife had strongly encouraged their son to become engaged to a woman he was dating. “She was perfect for him,” he recalled. “Warm, intelligent and affectionate.”

Everything seemed to be going well until,

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Juveniles arrested for vehicle theft in Barstow

BARSTOW, Calif. (VVNG.com) — A couple of Barstow juveniles were arrested for vehicle theft after attempting to run from officers, officials said.

At about noon on Thursday, March 26, 2020, deputies from the Barstow Police Department observed a male juvenile run out of the QMart store on May Avenue with a bottle of liquor.

When the officers attempted to stop him he fled. The officers eventually caught the male and arrested him, officials said.

According to a news release, “they confirmed that the male stole the liquor and returned it to the store. The male was issued a citation for the theft and released to his parent.”

At 3:50 pm Barstow Police Dispatch Center received a report of a stolen vehicle. The victim reported that she left her Ford Focus running for a few minutes as she went into her home and in that time someone stole it.

Detective Lewis

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Transportation Modes, Modal Competition and Modal Shift

Author: Dr. Jean-Paul Rodrigue

Transport modes are the means by which passengers and freight achieve mobility. They are mobile transport assets and fall into three basic types; land (road, rail and pipelines), water (shipping), and air.

Transport modes are designed to either carry passengers or freight, but most modes can carry a combination of both. For instance, an automobile has a capacity to carry some freight while a passenger plane has a bellyhold that is used for luggage and cargo. Each mode is characterized by a set of technical, operational and commercial characteristics. Technical characteristics relate to attributes such as speed, capacity, and motive technology while operational characteristics involve the context in which modes operated, including speed limits, safety conditions or operating hours. The demand for transport and the ownership of modes are dominant commercial characteristics.

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Welcome to Senate Committee on Transportation

Senate Transportation Committee meets every 2nd and 4th Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. in Room 4203.  However, always check the Senate Daily File for any changes.

EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY

The Senate Transportation committee’s physical office is closed until further notice due to COVID-19. The committee staff is working remotely and we are available during regular business hours. Please call 916-651-4121 or email Katie Bonin at katie.bonin@sen.ca.gov

The Legislature is currently scheduled to reconvene on Monday, May 4.  Please check the Senate Daily File and the committee website for updates on hearings and agendas.  You may also call the committee line or email Katie Bonin.

Additionally, the committee will be processing author amendments once a week from 1:30pm to 3:00pm on Wednesdays.

We apologize for any inconvenience this causes but we are here to answer your questions and assist you as best as we can. 

The committee staff does not accept emailed position

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Bicycle seats vs. bike trailers for children

Q: I’m in the market to buy a bicycle seat so I can ride my bike with my 1 year old. Which is safer—a bicycle-mounted seat or a bike trailer?

A: Both types of bicycle seats have their safety issues. Because of its low profile, a bicycle trailer, which attaches to the rear axle or frame of a bike and can transport one child age 1 to 6 or so, can be difficult for motorists to see, especially in limited light. (If you go this route, get a 31/2 -foot- to 7-foot-tall, high-visibility orange flag for it.) Trailers are also wider than the bike, so they take up more of the roadway. If you’re riding on the shoulder of a road, which we don’t recommend because we consider trailers “off-road” vehicles, the trailer can stick out into the road if you’re not careful. And trailers can tip over if you

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Judge sets $500,000 bail for four charged in Bozeman-area vehicle break-in cases

BOZEMAN — Elmer Edison, Xavier Taylor, Joshua Blair, and Andrea Monroe are in police custody after what officials are calling felony lane gang after a series of car break ins and other thefts.

“They’d already booked reservations in Billings at an AirBNB. So, after they were done with this area, they were in route to Billings to conduct a crime spree there,” said prosecutor Jaydan Johnson.

All four co-defendants made an appearance in court Monday morning after they were arrested by Bozeman police last Friday at an AirBNB home.

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PICTURED TOP LEFT: ELMER EDISON, BOTTOM LEFT: JOSHUA BLAIR, TOP RIGHT: XAVIER TAYLOR, NOT PICTURED ANDREA MONROE.

“These vehicle break ins and thefts started last week, primarily at trailheads within the county, local parks within the city of Bozeman,” explained Detective Sergeant Joseph Swanson with the Bozeman Police Department.

Unoccupied vehicles in public places, and it didn’t matter whether the vehicles

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