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.
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
San Mateo County Get Us Moving/Measure W transportation ballot measure/SamTrans Complete Streets policy
SVBC has been working with cities, the Grand Boulevard Initiative, and Caltrans since 2014 to create safer places for people to bike on El Camino Real. But no change has been implemented yet. Now is the time to push our cities and Caltrans to make changes to this key corridor to prevent these types of tragedies from happening again. Let’s make a safer El Camino Real for everyone. Please sign the petition to encourage cities and Caltrans to put in protected bike lanes, more opportunities to safely cross the street, traffic calming, and other improvements that will slow drivers and protect people walking and biking.
Every city always has a lot of bike projects on their radar, some urgent, some expensive, some with political or community pressure. However, the resources to execute on those projects are generally limited, making prioritization very critical. SVBC is researching to learn more about bike plan project prioritization, tools, and criteria used. This blog is the initial findings of our on-going survey.
The City of Santa Clara has been working on its Precise Plan for El Camino Real since 2017 to guide future development in this important transportation corridor. El Camino Real is the City’s most visible and identifiable commercial corridor. The City’s General Plan...
The City of Santa Clara Bicycle Master Plan Update 2018 is ready for input. Everyone who bikes through or to Santa Clara should take a look and plan to comment. The public comment window closes on March 15th. SVBC encourages all our members to look at the plan and...
There is now a new phase of the Dumbarton Corridor planning process and we need your help to support healthy and active transportation options for all people along the corridor, starting at meetings next week in Redwood City and Menlo Park.
On December 3, the Burlingame City Council unanimously voted (5-0) to extend its dockless bike share program through June 2019 after strong survey results showed the system’s popularity.
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!
Santa Clara County’s Measure B transportation funding measure from 2016 has been held up in court, allowing the millions of dollars toward transportation to be released in the near future. Read on for more details.
You may have noticed the various murals popping up on buildings throughout San Jose. Many were created by local and international artists, brought here by POW! WOW! San Jose to share their beautiful visions and bring attention to the various communities who make our...
We here at SVBC have been talking a lot about an exciting new project in Downtown San Jose, the Better Bikeways Network. This is not just one nice bike lane but a network of protected and enhanced bike lanes throughout the Downtown. As exciting...
This year's election on November 6 is a big one, locally, statewide, and federally. Critical funding is on the ballot to support sustainable transportation and affordable housing. You can get involved at the local level by voting for good ballot measures that support...
We are saddened to learn of the recent death of a person biking on Saturday in Sunnyvale near Central Expressway and Pajaro Avenue. We express our heartfelt condolences to the person’s friends and family and urge the city to prioritize roadway safety in upcoming plans. Police are asking for the public’s help to find the suspected driver of a red or maroon 2004-06 Toyota Sienna minivan, with front windshield and front fender damage. Anyone who has information or witnessed the collision can call the Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety at 408-730-7128.