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
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.
This blog was written by outgoing Santa Clara County Advocate, Ben Pacho. Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition is endorsing San José’s Measure T, a prudent infrastructure bond measure that will shore up critical roadways and bridges, bolster public safety facilities and...
Do you live work or play in Daly City? Now’s the time to pay attention as the city is moving on several important plans to make Daly City a safer and more convenient place to bike. Read on for more details.
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.
Author: Deb Kramer—Executive Director, Keep Coyote Creek Beautiful Photo: "Biking along the Levees," by San Francisco Bay Wildlife Society Did you know you can ride your bike on the National Wildlife Refuge trails around the San Francisco Bay? I invite you to a...
Do you dream of a connected, low-stress north-south bike route from San Francisco to San José and beyond? This is the shared goal of the Peninsula Bikeway, a project of the Managers Mobility Partnership between Mountain View, Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Redwood City, and Stanford that is having a kick-off event this Saturday, Sept. 8 from 10 am to 2 pm in Menlo Park.
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.