Connecting Our Communities
The small-town nature of Silicon Valley means that you may live in one city, work in another, and do your errands in a third. It is our goal to expand transit options by making sure that people and families of all ages and abilities can get to all your destinations in a safe, comfortable and convenient way – on a bike! We would like to connect our communities, from end to end. This means working with cities and the counties to improve local bike facilities and routes, and ensure that they are working to fill in the gaps and make their jurisdiction a welcoming place for people to choose a bike as transportation. These types of campaigns focus on implementing city bike plans, creating neighborhood bikeways, improving local streets and creating North-South bike routes.
Dumbarton Rail Corridor Trail
SVBC will work to ensure bicycle facilities on the Dumbarton Corridor in the preferred alternative of the Dumbarton Corridor Study and advocate for high quality bicycle connections to the trail and the bridge.
SVBC will work with North Fair Oaks residents and employees to achieve their vision of a safe and comfortable Middlefield Road, including strong bike facilities, which will preserve and enhance their community, by mid-2017.
Measure B/VTA Complete Streets policy
Santa Clara San Tomas Creek Trail at Levi’s Stadium gameday access
San José Protected Bikeways
Please email email@example.com NOW with your support for bike boulevards funding and Safe Routes to School programs to ensure that they will continue being funded through next year. You can also attend one of the next two meetings, at which these items will be on the agendas. More details and suggested talking points below.
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 preliminary agenda and session topics. Times, topics, and speakers are subject to change. This post...
SVBC is hiring a Community Programs Advocate to oversee four main programs. Those programs are intended to create lasting behavioral change that results in more people riding bikes for every day use.
SVBC recently joined the Santa Clara City Council, Levi’s Stadium management, Santa Clara Police and Fire Departments, and several local advocates for a field trip to the home of the 49ers. At issue is (and has been for several years) event-day bicyclist and pedestrian access to San Tomas Aquino Creek (STAC) Trail, which runs along the stadium’s parking lot, between lines full of ticketholders and the entry gates. We’re grateful that the City and stadium management have been looking hard at creative solutions for maintaining trail access.
Image: Caltrans District 4's proposal to close Highway 35 to bicyclists from Westmoor Avenue to Hickey Boulevard. UPDATE: As of May 17, due to the outreach to Caltrans by people like you, the sign order to prohibit bicyclists was temporarily placed on hold. Continue...
As a long-time bike commuter and advocate, I was concerned about a gap in the southbound Alameda de las Pulgas bike lane north of the Woodside Road (CA 84) intersection, along the fence of the Menlo Country Club. The western half of this segment of Alameda lies in Woodside. It is the only segment between Jefferson Ave in Redwood City and Avy Avenue in Menlo Park—a distance of four miles—that has two general travel lanes but no bike lane.
In a late night Council meeting on April 18, Menlo Park City Council decided not to delay the implementation of the Oak Grove bike boulevard pilot project that was approved first in May and then in December. Thank you to all of the Menlo Park City Council Members for...
Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) is moving closer to finalizing the guidelines for each of the nine Measure B program categories, including the Bicycle and Pedestrian category, which is projected to distribute $250 million for active transportation planning, education, encouragement, and capital projects over the next 30 years. On Friday, April 21, the VTA Board of Directors will hold a workshop to get an update on the program and provide staff with feedback.
Source: City of Menlo Park The Menlo Park Oak Grove bike pilot project is in danger of being delayed after a Council meeting in late March in which people complained about the loss of parking to create buffered bike lanes. Now instead of moving forward with...
Editor’s note: The following blog entry is a cross-post from our friends at Walk/Bike Cupertino and was authored by Jennifer Shearin. At SVBC, we’re excited to see the City of Cupertino take a bold step toward implementing Class IV bike lanes on Stevens Creek Boulevard – part of a future low-stress bike network – called for in its recently adopted Bicycle Transportation Plan.
Last Thursday, March 23, the North Fair Oaks Community Council voted to approve improvements for Middlefield Road between Pacific and 5th Avenues, including buffered bike lanes. This vote comes after years of work from the community, San Mateo County, North Fair Oaks Forward, and SVBC staff and advocates. Most recently, SVBC worked with Siena Youth Center’s biking club, Bulldog Riders to enhance youth and community participation in the process.
It was only a short time ago that the bike advocacy community was a "start-up" in Silicon Valley speak - a passionate and committed band of folks trying to start a nonprofit. While we retain, fortunately, the band of committed and passionate bicyclists, SVBC is no...