Bikes + Transit
Bike Share is an essential first and last mile solution that allows people to access transit and other destinations more easily.
SVBC urges you to vote YES on Measure W, the San Mateo County transportation ballot measure on the November 6 ballot. As we shared over the past year, SVBC worked with SamTrans, TEAMC, our members, and numerous other stakeholders on the expenditure plan and we support the resulting measure. Read on to learn how Measure W supports biking.
SVBC urges you to vote NO on Proposition 6 on the November ballot. Proposition 6 would repeal the increase of the gas tax passed through Senate Bill 1 (SB1) in 2017 and require voter approval of all new gas and car taxes in the future. SVBC sees the importance of SB1 funding for supporting local projects and programs, including funding for bike projects, transit, and other important projects around the state.
Thank you to all who participated in the 8th Annual Silicon Valley Bike Summit! This year was our biggest year yet! A huge thanks to Mineta Transportation Institute for hosting and to all our Signature and Supporting Sponsors! Did you miss one of the breakout sessions or just want to check out the slides from a favorite speaker? Check them all out on our blog recap.
The bicycle stars are aligning in Santa Clara, as the city weigh’s transportation options for El Camino Real and kicks off its 2018 bike plan update with two all-important upcoming meetings. On Tuesday, August 14, City of Santa Clara is holding a community workshop to...
One question we get a lot here at SVBC is “what sort of work do you do over there?”. We now have an interactive map of all of the policies, program, and events that SVBC has been involved in over the last five years. Check it out!
Regional Measure 3, endorsed by SVBC, has been approved by you, the voters! The measure, which was on the ballot for all nine Bay Area counties, will raise bridge tolls over time to raise $4.45 billion for transportation projects in the Bay Area, including $150 million for Safe Routes to Transit and completing the Bay Trail. Read on to see more about how the money will be spent.
Today we spotlight SVBC member Katie DeLeuw. Katie has been the SVBC San Mateo County representative for the BART Bicycle Task Force since 2017. She helps SVBC develop policy on issues related to BART and Bikes+Transit. Read more about Katie’s life and work by bike.
We’re spotlighting SVBC member Miguel Guevara. Miguel has been the SVBC Santa Clara County representative for the Caltrain Bicycle Advisory Committee since 2017. He helps SVBC develop policy on bikes on board, bike parking at Caltrain stations, and other issues around Bikes+Transit and provides direct feedback to Caltrain staff.
How do we make bicycling safer, easier, and more attractive in the Bay Area? Regional Measure 3, on the June ballot, would raise bridge tolls over time and invest money back into the transportation system: completing gaps in the Bay Trail, providing safe connections for people walking and biking to Caltrain and BART, and making transit faster and more efficient. Read on to learn more about SVBC’s support for the ballot measure..
Caltrain is looking to hire a Principal Planner focused on bicycle and pedestrian access! This is a new position for Caltrain and was one of the key recommendations in the Caltrain Bicycle Parking Management Plan. This Principal Planner will report to the Director of Caltrain Planning and will lead efforts to implement the Caltrain Bicycle Parking Management Plan and other access improvements along the Caltrain corridor.
As Caltrain electrification approaches in 2022, SVBC has been working with SF Bicycle Coalition to further the bike-friendliness of Caltrain. Read the updates and then write a note to the Caltrain Board to show your support for more funding for bike improvements.
A proposal from Union City is moving forward to raid the major Dumbarton Corridor transit project to build a highway instead, repurposing Alameda County Dumbarton Corridor funds (for rail, an intermodal station, and bike/ped infrastructure) to the East West Highway Connector project. Read on for how to take action now.