Other than perhaps not in Silicon Valley at all, I mean .
I'm really glad to find this website, hope you guys can help me out.
Background: We might be moving to somewhere in the SV. 2 adults, 4 kids who will be age almost 4 to just 12. We live in the UK now. Left turn out of the door is into quiet country single-car width lanes, and rt turn is less than a mile to the supermarket. I can get all my regular shopping done locally on foot and bike. Even around town there are several routes I can trust my 6yo son to ride his own bike safely on the road.
I'm a little panicked that if we move to SV (might do for work) that we will be trapped into using the CAR for everything... or almost (Husband would be happy to cycle on the Freeway). That the streets will all be nightmares for the kids to cycle on. That the supermarket will be stupidly inaccessible by bike. There won't be a decent bus for my 7th grader to catch to school and forget the idea of him cycling there.
So tell me, if you have a family or were planning to move into the area with a large cycling-keen family, where would you suggest, perhaps within 15 miles radius of Santa Clara?