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

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...

500 Bike Share Members in San Mateo

In a win for bicycling advocates and supporters of a healthy community and environment, Bay Bikes, the City of San Mateo’s bike share program, now has 500+ members! The number surpasses the City’s and SVBC’s goal of 500 members during the program's first year of the...

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at SVBC

The following blog post is from James Lucas, Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition's Board Chair A day after the presidential election, SVBC's Executive Director, Shiloh Ballard, published a blog outlining the organization's work to become a more diverse, equitable and...

A Sunday Bike Ride in a Bike-Friendly Community

SVBC partnered with the City of San Mateo and Bikes Make Life Better to host the first-ever Bay Bikes Sunday Social ride on December 4. This was a great way to try out Bay Bikes at no cost, courtesy of a coupon provided by the City of San Mateo. It was a sunny morning...

A Big Win on a Demoralizing Day, and How SVBC Will Move Forward

Usually in the wins section of the e-Bulletin, we at SVBC talk about a “win of the week.” We do have plenty to celebrate, like the passage of Measure B, which includes $250 million for bike improvements along with strong complete streets policies. But it would be...

Mountain View Council Votes for Bike Share Study

Last week’s Mountain View City Council vote on Bike Share turned out to be a mixed bag. After learning late Monday that Ford was not willing to sponsor operating costs for any cities on the Peninsula that want to join the Bay Area system expansion, Mountain View city staff was understandably uncomfortable recommending that the city commit to a full 350-bike re-launch.