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.

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Current Campaigns

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.

Middlefield Road bikeway in North Fair Oaks

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

Past Campaigns

Recent News

San Tomas Aquino Creek Trail Continues to Face Challenges During Levi’s Events

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.

Engagement and Persistence Pay Off in Woodside

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.

VTA Board Weighs Measure B Guidelines

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.

Class 4 Bike Lanes on Stevens Creek: Driveways, Bus Lanes & Traffic Lights

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.

Youth Advocates Help Pedal Forward a Bike-Friendly Design for Middlefield Road in North Fair Oaks

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.