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

Increasing Biking with Caltrain

We all want the same thing: more trains and more people biking, so it was great to explore options with staff, Board members, and community at the Caltrain workshop last week. The first half of the workshop focused on barriers and opportunities for people to park their bike and/or use bike and scooter share at the stations and the second half of the workshop considered ideas for redesigning two bike cars and redesigning three cars to include bikes.

Caltrain Staffs Up and Upcoming Bike Car Design Workshop

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.

Measure B Funds are flowing

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. 

Victory! Measure W Passes in San Mateo County Bringing More $ to Bikes + Transit

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!

San Mateo County – Vote YES on Measure W

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.

Vote NO on Prop. 6

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.

2018 Silicon Valley Bike Summit recap

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.

City of Santa Clara: El Camino Real Workshop + Bike Plan Update

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...

Pedal2Health Partners with Bike Share Company, Lime

At Pedal2Health events in affordable-housing communities, the number one barrier limiting resident participation stems from residents not owning a bike. A few reasons may include lack of access to bikes and secure bike storage, lack of safe bike infrastructure in...

New Interactive Map Shows Where SVBC Works

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!