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

SVBC Supports Regional Measure 3

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..

Get a Job: Caltrain Bike/Ped Access Planner

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.

Action Alert: Support More Funding for Caltrain Bike Improvements

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.

Quick actions to protect Dumbarton transit/bike/ped funds in East Bay

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.

Submit a Session Proposal for the 8th Annual Silicon Valley Bike Summit

We are soliciting proposals for session and speaker ideas for the 8th Annual Silicon Valley Bicycle Summit. 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 Counties as well as bring together people working in this field. Proposals are due March 31, 2018.

Better Bikeways: Shaping a Better and Safer Downtown

Better Bikeways, a network of protected bike lanes and calm bike boulevards in and around central San Jose is now taking shape! The development of Better Bikeways began two years ago and you get caught up here and here. We are excited to be teaming up with the City of...

Addressing Bike Share Equity in the Bay Area

Are you all caught up with the Bike Share Battle? Great! Now we’ll talk about one of the main players, Ford GoBike through its bike share equity lens with a program called Bike Share for All. A quick overview -  San Francisco Bay Area’s regional bike share network...

Bright, Colorful, Pretty Bikes Decorate the Streets

Brightly colored lime green and orange bikes, many of them ebikes, have begun to appear in packs in Downtown San Jose, Burlingame, and South San Francisco. They are eye-catching and are causing quite a stir. So what are all these new bikes? It’s quite a saga with many different story lines. Welcome to the Bike Share Battle!

Bike Parking & Wearing Many “Bike Helmets” – Kate Plant

I want to take this opportunity to introduce our SVBC Bike Parking Team. We have some great Bike Parking Shift Supervisors on our team this coming year. However, our team can’t do it without all of our AMAZING volunteers, and I’d like to give a huge shout-out to all of those fantastic volunteers who have shown up through rain, cold, and heat. Read more…

Gilroy’s El Roble Elementary Bike Train Picking Up Steam!

Despite a cold early morning on January 10, nothing stopped El Roble Elementary’s Bike Train as part of the Safe Routes to School initiative in Gilroy.  Bike Trains, which are organized group rides for students led by parent volunteers, are a great way to encourage a...

Help Improve Bike Access to BART

The BART Bicycle Advisory Task Force (a volunteer advisory group) is recruiting new members. The Task Force is charged with reviewing and working with BART to improve bicycle access to and on BART. Membership is currently open for individuals who live or work in San Francisco, Contra Costa, San Mateo or Santa Clara counties. If you’d like to represent SVBC and your community on this committee, please read on for more information.