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

SVBC Invites Cities to Learn About San Mateo’s Bike Share

Last week, SVBC brought together various cities’ staff for a learning opportunity with City of San Mateo and Social Bicycles to discuss their new bike share program, Bay Bikes. Our goal was to share this alternate model of bike share with other cities on the Peninsula, since Bay Bikes is a different system than Bay Area Bike Share, without docking stations and with all the technology online and on the bike.

6th Annual Bike Summit 2016 Recap

Thank you to all who attended the 6th Annual Silicon Valley Bike Summit! The Summit was a great day of learning about safety and active transportation in San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties and we enjoyed seeing people from the non-profit, private, and public sectors, as well as local residents and advocates! Did you miss it? Read on to catch up on all the day’s fascinating discussions.

San Mateo County Ends Active Transportation Coordinator Position

Just three years after SVBC worked to have San Mateo County create and fund their first ever Active Transportation Coordinator position, this position has unfortunately been terminated. We were so thrilled to bring county-level bike and pedestrian planning and project coordination to San Mateo County. Ellen Barton, whom many of you may have met or communicated with, filled the Active Transportation Coordinator role with grace and determination. In her two and a half years with the San Mateo County City/County Association of Governments (CCAG) and the County Office of Sustainability, Ellen was able to accomplish many things.

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.