SVBC San Jose Team Meeting

Join us for this rescheduled meeting of the San Jose Local Team! The SVBC San Jose Team meets each fourth Wednesday of the month. Dinner and networking start at 6:30 pm, then the meeting gets rolling at 7:00. This team is focused on three things: advocacy, outreach, and fun! Come join us to meet your cycling neighbors and get involved! Policy suggestions from the local teams will be submitted to the SVBC Policy Advisory Committee and help shape our advocacy efforts. We’ll also plan for fun events and work on strategies to expand and improve bike facilities in and around San Jose. Our building locks up at 6:30. If you need to be let in, please call Colin at 408-464-5195. Sign up for our email list to stay up-to-date on schedule and agenda changes:...

*Atherton Community Workshop #2 – Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan

The Town has announced a Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan Workshop to be held on November 17, 2015. The Public Workshop is intended for all interested members of our community and will take place from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM at the Jennings Pavilion, located within Holbrook Palmer Park at 150 Watkins Avenue in Atherton. The purpose of the meeting will be to present the feasibility analysis of the Class I and Class II facilities identified in the Town’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Masterplan. The Town is seeking community input on the findings and potential design alternatives of the facilities. We would appreciate your participation in the upcoming community workshop, and hearing your insights. Please share this information with other community members who you think would like to be involved. If you are unable to attend, but would like additional information or to provide input, you may contact staff Andrew Poster directly at (​650) 752-0512 or...
Update on Page Mill/280

Update on Page Mill/280

As many of you know, last week a bicyclist was killed on Page Mill Road near the interchange with Highway 280. This was especially tragic given that SVBC has been working with the various stakeholders (Caltrans, County of Santa Clara, City of Palo Alto, and Town of Los Altos Hills) over several years to make this interchange safer. In 2014, our Roadway Safety Solutions Team visited the site with engineers and staff from the respective jurisdictions to analyze the site and offer solutions. As Colin mentioned in our previous blog post, there is currently a phased plan on the table. The first stage or “interim” plan requires approval by Caltrans and includes more visible delineation and green paint, similar to nearby Alpine Road at Highway 280. We are currently in conversation with Caltrans and the County of Santa Clara to figure out where the funding for this plan comes from and how to move it forward as quickly as possible. We know many of you are interested in getting involved, so please contact us using the form in the bottom righthand corner of this page if you would like to be added to the mailing list for this campaign. We will send out status updates and action alerts as they develop. Unfortunately, collisions like these happen far too often in both San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties. This is why we have been working so hard on Vision Zero and helping cities take action through the Vision Zero Toolkit. We are currently making presentations to City Councils (such as in Daly City) and Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committees (such...

*San Bruno Walk ‘n Bike Plan: Group Walk or Bike Ride

For folks who work, live, or walk/bike in San Bruno, the City is now in the public outreach phase of our Walk n’ Bike Plan. There will be two separate activities to choose from: (i) a group walk of the downtown and, (ii) a group bike ride to envision the citywide bikeway network. At both activities we will discuss residents’ concerns and ideas for improvements. Meet at 10 am over breakfast refreshments, or at 10:30 am for the walk or ride itself. (For the bike ride, be prepared to ride on streets with traffic; the ride might not be appropriate for beginner riders.) Advance sign-up and City liability waiver required. To sign up, contact Paula Bradley (see contact information below). Email or phone: If you wish to provide comments directly to City staff, contact Paula Bradley, Associate Planner, at PBradley@sanbruno.ca.gov or at (650) 616-7038. You may also contact Paula with any questions about the Walk ‘n Bike...

*San Bruno Walk ‘n Bike Plan Public Workshop

For folks who work, live, or walk/bike in San Bruno, the City is now in the public outreach phase of our Walk n’ Bike Plan. The workshop will begin with a brief presentation about the plan, followed by group discussions on the top pedestrian and bicycling priorities for San Bruno. Refreshments will be served and activities will be available for kids. Community survey: Click on the link to fill out our brief survey about walking and biking in San Bruno. Everyone who responds and checks an optional checkbox will be entered in a random raffle drawing to win one of three $50 gift certificates for Amazon.com. The survey is open through Sunday, November 8, 2015. “Pinnable” comments map: Click on the link for a map of San Bruno, where you can pin comments at specific locations. The map is also open through Sunday, November 8,...