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
Bike security on board of Caltrain has been an ongoing concern of the bike community. Read the latest actions from SVBC and the Caltrain JPB to resolve this issue.
On December 3, the Burlingame City Council unanimously voted (5-0) to extend its dockless bike share program through June 2019 after strong survey results showed the system’s popularity.
Editor’s note: Thanks to BPAC Chair Carmen Lynaugh for her dispatches from the front lines of Campbell bicycle and pedestrian policymaking! Want to learn more about your city's Bike and Pedestrian Advisory Committee? Click here. November 28, 2018 Update from the City...
After over three weeks of counting votes and a day to day rollercoaster we can finally declare victory for Measure W, the transportation ballot measure in San Mateo County that will bring $80 million/year to improve public transit, create safer bike and pedestrian routes, reduce traffic, repair roads, and address other urgent community needs. We won!
Over the summer, we updated you that the Page Mill/280 striping project that was designed and funded in 2016 after the tragic death of Jeff Donnelly in 2015 had still not been completed. We are happy to now report that Caltrans and the County have resolved the issues that were preventing the project from moving forward.
SVBC has been pushing for safer bike facilities along El Camino Real for years. Three cities (Santa Clara, Palo Alto, and Redwood City) are in various stages of planning for improvements to El Camino Real and the cities need your feedback. Please get involved in your local El Camino project and check out photos of the various efforts!
Santa Clara County’s Measure B transportation funding measure from 2016 has been held up in court, allowing the millions of dollars toward transportation to be released in the near future. Read on for more details.
The second bicyclist in Santa Clara County in less than a week was killed on Thursday evening in the City of Santa Clara. Our condolences go out to the friends and families of the victim, who has been identified by police as Michael Hatch, 49, of Morgan Hill. Hatch...
You may have noticed the various murals popping up on buildings throughout San Jose. Many were created by local and international artists, brought here by POW! WOW! San Jose to share their beautiful visions and bring attention to the various communities who make our...
We here at SVBC have been talking a lot about an exciting new project in Downtown San Jose, the Better Bikeways Network. This is not just one nice bike lane but a network of protected and enhanced bike lanes throughout the Downtown. As exciting...
This year's election on November 6 is a big one, locally, statewide, and federally. Critical funding is on the ballot to support sustainable transportation and affordable housing. You can get involved at the local level by voting for good ballot measures that support...
We are saddened to learn of the recent death of a person biking on Saturday in Sunnyvale near Central Expressway and Pajaro Avenue. We express our heartfelt condolences to the person’s friends and family and urge the city to prioritize roadway safety in upcoming plans. Police are asking for the public’s help to find the suspected driver of a red or maroon 2004-06 Toyota Sienna minivan, with front windshield and front fender damage. Anyone who has information or witnessed the collision can call the Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety at 408-730-7128.