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
There are many ways to advocate for better cycling in your community. You can talk to city council members, rally neighbors and friends, submit letters to newspapers, share issues on Facebook and or Nextdoor... there are many advocacy options. SVBC provides...
Every city always has a lot of bike projects on their radar, some urgent, some expensive, some with political or community pressure. However, the resources to execute on those projects are generally limited, making prioritization very critical. SVBC is researching to learn more about bike plan project prioritization, tools, and criteria used. This blog is the initial findings of our on-going survey.
SVBC has been working with Caltrain to address your top three concerns: space for bikes, theft, and last mile connetions. Recently, Caltrain has started the bikes board first program and made headway with new bike parking. Read more details and attend a workshop April 17 on future car design.
The City of Santa Clara has been working on its Precise Plan for El Camino Real since 2017 to guide future development in this important transportation corridor. El Camino Real is the City’s most visible and identifiable commercial corridor. The City’s General Plan...
The City of Santa Clara Bicycle Master Plan Update 2018 is ready for input. Everyone who bikes through or to Santa Clara should take a look and plan to comment. The public comment window closes on March 15th. SVBC encourages all our members to look at the plan and...
Give snaps to Redwood City for completing the Bike & Pedestrian Safety Improvement Study for El Camino Real. Staff will be presenting the conceptual designs and final report to the City Council on February 25, 2019. If you support protected bike lanes on El Camino Real in Redwood City, please attend the meeting or email Council to express your love for this project.
There is now a new phase of the Dumbarton Corridor planning process and we need your help to support healthy and active transportation options for all people along the corridor, starting at meetings next week in Redwood City and Menlo Park.
The legal challenges to Measure B spending are over after two long years! Last week, VTA gladly announced that approximately $360 million dollars, collected from Santa Clara County residents since April 2017, are now available to spend on critical transportation infrastructure needs.
You are encouraged to participate in the Feb 5th Study Session.
Help San Carlos become more bike friendly! The city is creating a new biking and walking plan and they need your help. There are two upcoming meetings in January and February and a survey and public input map open now!
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El Camino Real is a state highway – what’s your vision to make it more people-friendly? City of Santa Clara needs to hear from you about what would make you feel safe and comfortable biking on El Camino Real at two upcoming city-led meetings Dec. 13 and 17. Read on for more info.