SVBC has set a goal to see 10% of trips be by bike by 2025. To that end, we work strategically in five broad initiatives that govern our main campaigns and that we believe will lead to more people on bikes and a healthier and safe environment for bicycles. We also focus on other issues that influence the region’s bike friendliness.
See below for more information on these initiatives; the campaigns we work on; regional, state, and federal policy; and general info about Bikeway Design. You can also learn more about how to Advocate for bike issues in your community.
In this guest blog post by Yves Zsutty, Trail Manager for the City of San Jose, learn about the trails currently facing construction work. Frequent construction updates on these and other on-going trail work is also posted regularly on Twitter @SanJoseTrails. Also,...
To provide a safe, sustainable, integrated, and efficient transportation system to enhance California’s economy and livability. Sound familiar? No, it’s not SVBC’s mission, but Caltrans’. The agency recently underwent reorganization and a call for change via the State...
A safer, less daunting design is in the works for the Page Mill/Highway 280 intersection near Los Altos Hills and Palo Alto. Since the April 20 public workshop was held to solicit feedback on two proposed redesigns, the County Roads and Airports Department, along with its consultant team, the adjacent cities, and SVBC, have been further refining the plans.
With the recent approval of Cupertino’s new Bicycle Transportation Plan, we thought it was a great time to check in with the city and get an update on all the good work it has been doing to promote bicycling.
Do you live, work, or play in or around the City of San Mateo? Do you want to improve biking in your community and get more people biking? We are looking for you! We want to increase our reach to members and new bicyclists in Central San Mateo County and augment our...
By Karie Fraley, SVBC San Jose Local Team member, Every third Wednesday SVBC holds a local team meeting from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. inside their office in San Jose. Here’s a recap from our June meeting. Volunteer Opportunities SVBC needs volunteers for bike parking at...
The City of Campbell Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee currently has three openings. The City is interested in having input on bicycle- and pedestrian-related issues from all segments of the community based on residential/business location, age, type of user, and interests. Applicant must live in Campbell and be at least eighteen years of age.
Editor’s note: Tim Oey of the Friends of Stevens Creek Trail authored the following action alert regarding a crucial upcoming vote on the future of the trail. Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition wrote a letter in support of the Citizens’ Working Group recommendation. We encourage you to join us at the Cupertino City Council meeting on Tuesday, June 21, or write in as Tim requests below.
Last Thursday, June 2, the VTA Board of Directors unanimously voted to approve a staff recommendation to place a transportation sales tax on the November. This happy result came after years of work with the community and interested groups like the business, labor, and environmental communities. Many SVBC members wrote emails to the VTA Board, participated in workshops, and showed up Thursday night to speak. Thank you for your support!
Every year I make the journey to Sacramento to lobby our state legislators. This year, California Bicycle Coalition and Transform joined forces with their Transportation Equity Summit and Advocacy Day.
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition is a 501c3 non-profit organization and is permitted to educate our members about where candidates for public office stand on our issues, but cannot endorse candidates. The questions below were developed and sent out to all California State Senate and Assembly candidates by the California Bicycle Coalition.
On the evening of June 2, the VTA Board of Directors will vote on whether or not to put a 1/2-cent, 30-year transportation sales tax on the November ballot in Santa Clara County. SVBC will be there to support the measure.