Better Biking

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.

Recent News

Three Openings on Campbell Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee

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.

Action Alert: Support the Next Phase of Stevens Creek Trail Expansion

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.

VTA Board Approves Sales Tax for November Ballot

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!