Better Biking

SVBC has set a goal to see 10% of trips by bike by 2025. To that end, we work strategically in six broad advocacy initiatives that govern our main campaigns and that we believe will help us achieve our mission to create a healthy community, environment, and economy through bicycling for people who live, work, or play in San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties. See below for more information on these Initiatives as well as regional, state, and federal policy; general info about Bikeway Design; and how to Advocate for bike issues in your community.

Check out the map below to find out about our previous program and policy work around Silicon Valley. Click on each pin to transfer you to a blog explaining each one. Below the map, click through the boxes for more details on each advocacy initiative.

SVBC Advocacy Initiatives

Other Advocacy

Recent News

Join Sept. 8 Peninsula Bikeway to Advise on North-South Route

Do you dream of a connected, low-stress north-south bike route from San Francisco to San José and beyond? This is the shared goal of the Peninsula Bikeway, a project of the Managers Mobility Partnership between Mountain View, Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Redwood City, and Stanford that is having a kick-off event this Saturday, Sept. 8 from 10 am to 2 pm in Menlo Park.

Vote NO on Prop. 6

SVBC urges you to vote NO on Proposition 6 on the November ballot. Proposition 6 would repeal the increase of the gas tax passed through Senate Bill 1 (SB1) in 2017 and require voter approval of all new gas and car taxes in the future. SVBC sees the importance of SB1 funding for supporting local projects and programs, including funding for bike projects, transit, and other important projects around the state.

2018 Silicon Valley Bike Summit recap

Thank you to all who participated in the 8th Annual Silicon Valley Bike Summit! This year was our biggest year yet! A huge thanks to Mineta Transportation Institute for hosting and to all our Signature and Supporting Sponsors! Did you miss one of the breakout sessions or just want to check out the slides from a favorite speaker? Check them all out on our blog recap.

How Bike Lanes Lead to Increased Business

SVBC supports business efforts to encourage employees and customers to bike and we have updated our fact sheet describing the benefits of better bicycle infrastructure and programs and how to improve bicycling. It offers a summary of exciting opportunities to request free bike rack installation, participate in bicycle-related community events, achieve bicycle-friendly workplace certification, and more.

San Mateo County Approves Transportation Ballot Measure Plan

Over the last year, Transportation Equity Allied Movement Coalition (TEAMC) along with local partners (YOU) have been fighting for more transportation funding for bike lanes, sidewalks, more frequent buses, and more. We’ve achieved that goal: last week SamTrans Board approved an expenditure plan that drew heavily on community input, an investment plan that will guide how $80 million in tax revenues are spent annually, shaping the future of transportation on the Peninsula for years to come. Read on for the details and next steps.