Bicycle and pedestrian bridge over Highway 101


Hillsdale Boulevard in San Mateo

Insert Bridge Here!

Insert bridge here!

SVBC is working with the City of San Mateo to ensure a great new bike and pedestrian bridge adjacent to Hillsdale Boulevard over Highway 101. The Highway is a major barrier to east-west connectivity and the existing Hillsdale Boulevard overcrossing is the only one in the area; the next closest are 2 miles to the north or 2.5 miles to the south. The bridge would provide a Class I overcrossing for people who want to bike and walk away from vehicle traffic, yet will still connect to existing bike facilities.

Recent News

When Not to Push for Bike Lanes

In 2015 at a convening of bike coalition executive directors from all across California, one of my counterparts said that if a community opposed a bike lane, they would stop their advocacy of that bike lane. I remember being shocked by that statement. How bizarre that...

How Did Bike to Work Day 2019 Go?

It happened folks! Another Bike to Work Day for the books. This year marked the Bay Area’s 25th Annual Bike to Work Day, and it was awesome! With over 130 energizer stations in San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties, we met thousands of bicyclists on their way to work. We...

Thank You to All the Volunteers!

It’s that time of year again when our staff becomes even more thankful for all the help we get from our volunteers. We’re thankful for our volunteers all the time, but it becomes especially obvious how much we rely on you all around Bike to Work Day. If you were one...

SVBC launches two new local teams in May

SVBC launches two new local teams! SVBC kicked off two new local teams this month! One in the City of Santa Clara and another in Sunnyvale.  We are now supporting seven local teams. If you would like to get involved in bicycle advocacy locally, consider attending...

Wheelie Home: Affordable Housing and Bikes

A non-riding friend of mine related to me a recent experience of riding along the Coyote Creek Trail. She said that she didn’t feel safe due to homeless people living there. I didn’t probe but it reminded me of this blog I wrote a while back on how this issue is...

Santa Clara County all pumped-up for Bike To Work Day 2019

Bike to Work Day (BTWD), for us here at Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition, is the best day of the year. The streets are full of people who learn that commuting to work can be a source of joy. And as a cherry on top, this was the silver jubilee year with...

Let’s Make El Camino Real Safer for Everyone

SVBC has been working with cities, the Grand Boulevard Initiative, and Caltrans since 2014 to create safer places for people to bike on El Camino Real. But no change has been implemented yet. Now is the time to push our cities and Caltrans to make changes to this key corridor to prevent these types of tragedies from happening again. Let’s make a safer El Camino Real for everyone. Please sign the petition to encourage cities and Caltrans to put in protected bike lanes, more opportunities to safely cross the street, traffic calming, and other improvements that will slow drivers and protect people walking and biking.

Bike to Work Day: Come, ride with Supervisor Dave Cortese

Bike to Work Day is here and we have less than a week to go! Tens of thousands of bike enthusiasts across the Bay Area are expected to gear up and join in on a greener commute to work on Bike to Work Day 2019 happening Thursday, May 9, 2019. Silicon Valley Bicycle...

Increasing Biking with Caltrain

We all want the same thing: more trains and more people biking, so it was great to explore options with staff, Board members, and community at the Caltrain workshop last week. The first half of the workshop focused on barriers and opportunities for people to park their bike and/or use bike and scooter share at the stations and the second half of the workshop considered ideas for redesigning two bike cars and redesigning three cars to include bikes.

#WhyIRide: To Clear My Head

This guest post is written by Ron Mandel, who is leading a ride on Bike to Work Day. I'm a bay area native and I've been a bike commuter on and off here in the valley since 1994. I enjoy riding my bike to work because it often takes me less time, and it is definitely...