Bikes + Transit
In order to boost your biking distance, all transit systems in San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties offer onboard and wayside (at the station) bike storage capacity, to varying degrees. SVBC strongly supports the ongoing efforts of many of our transit agencies to more seamlessly integrate bicycling as a “first and last mile” solution for getting to and from transit.

Bike Share:
Bike Share is an essential first and last mile solution that allows people to access transit and other destinations more easily.

Recent News

Santa Clara Continues to Resist Pruneridge Bike Lane Plans

Guest Blog by Betsy Megas. Betsy lives and works in the city of Santa Clara, and commutes by bicycle. She is an SVBC member and volunteer. Now that San Jose extended the protected bike lanes on Hedding Street to the Santa Clara border at Winchester, Santa Clara...

Represent SVBC on Regional Bike Advisory Committees

There are vacancies on the bicycle advisory committees for Caltrain, BART, and Caltrans District 4. We rely on members like you to provide on the ground knowledge and ensure that voice is represented at a broader, regional scale. If you’d like to represent SVBC and your community on one of these committees, read on for more information.

Ford GoBike Takes Off in San Jose

SVBC attended the celebration of Ford GoBike’s expansion in San Jose last week. Read on about how we’re addressing bike share equity in the Bay Area through Bike Share for All program with communities of color and affordable housing developments.

Caltrain Determines Future Bike Car Design

Almost two years ago, our work and your voices convinced the Caltrain Joint Powers Board to increase future bike capacity with train electrification (due for 2021). Caltrain has now selected a final car design for the future train sets, and the agency’s goals to increase human and bike capacity will be met with an increased number of trains per hour. Read on for our take about the decisions and the process.

Bike Share Explodes in the Bay Area

Bike share has officially exploded with not one but at least six bike share companies offering their services and competing for city and individual customers throughout the Bay Area. Read on for an overview of the types of bike share available and the status of our area’s cities.

7th Annual Silicon Valley Bike Summit Recap

  Thank you to all who attended the 7th Annual Silicon Valley Bike Summit. This year was the biggest year yet with 230 attendees and over 105 bikes parked! Did you miss it? Read on to catch up on all the day’s fascinating discussions. You can also view the...

Get a Sneak Peek and Vote on Future Caltrain Bike Cars at the Silicon Valley Bicycle Summit, August 8

Caltrain staff needs YOUR help figuring out what the future bike cars will look like. At the Silicon Valley Bike Summit, August 8, you can not only see a presentation from Caltrain staff, Lori Low, on the types of bike accommodation the agency is looking at but there will also be a first look demonstration of the different on-board bike options in the parking lot next to the bike valet for you to try out. Lori’s presentation will be one of the breakouts, at 11:35 am in the Saturn Room.

7th Annual Silicon Valley Bike Summit Agenda

Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition is excited to invite you to the 7th Annual Silicon Valley Bike Summit, hosted by Microsoft, this year on August 8. See below for the agenda and session topics. We look forward to seeing you! Register here:...

Learning from LA: VTA Visits CicLAvia

Thanks to Nuria Fernandez, General Manager and CEO of Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority, for authoring this guest blog post sharing her recent experiences traveling to Los Angeles with the Viva CalleSJ crew!

San Jose has Viva CalleSJ—Los Angeles has CicLAvia. Last month, Los Angeles celebrated its 20th CicLAvia in grand style, with thousands biking on car-free Venice Boulevard, from downtown Culver City to Venice Beach. Santa Clara County Supervisor Ken Yeager, San Jose Councilmember Sylvia Arenas, and I were there, participating in a study tour sponsored by the City of San Jose, and led by nonprofit 8 80 Cities.

Saturday Social Ride in San Mateo

SVBC kicked off the spring season with a group ride through downtown San Mateo – but not just any ride. People who didn’t have (or want to use) their own bikes were encouraged to use San Mateo’s bike share service, called San Mateo Bay Bikes.

Submit a Session Proposal for the Silicon Valley Bike Summit

This year, Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition will hold the 7th Annual Silicon Valley Bicycle Summit on August 8, 2017. The Bike Summit is a weekday, one-day conference intended to educate the community on key issues related to bicycling in San Mateo and Santa Clara...

Silicon Valley Companies Making Your Ride Safer, Easier

SVBC’s overarching, central goal is to see that 10% of trips are taken by bike by 2025. Despite a few exceptional cities in our area, currently San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties are at about 1-2%. Yes, it’s a daunting task; you can even call us mad. We remain...