Connecting Our Communities
- Palo Alto bike boulevards
- Middlefield Road bikeway in North Fair Oaks
- Park Avenue bike lanes in San José
- Santa Clara San Tomas Aquino Trail gameday access
- San José Willow Glen Lincoln Ave. bike lanes
- Millbrae Station Area Specific Plan
- San Jose City Council approved final Diridon EIR in June 2014
- Bicycle friendly Downtown Station Area Plan in South San Francisco
For those who missed it, the 7th annual Bike Palo Alto on Sunday October 2 drew more than 800 kids, adults, and families, an increase of 14% over last year. Bike Palo Alto is an annual, volunteer-driven, community event in which participants are encouraged to...
On Monday September 19 at 7:40 pm, Palo Alto City Council will consider two alternative bicycle and pedestrian improvement designs along Embarcadero Road from El Camino Real to Emerson Street. You can read the full staff report here (drawings are on page 26 &...
Outreach Manager Carlos Velazquez shares his experiences at the 2016 International Open Streets Summit, as the City of San Jose prepares to host the next edition of its Open Streets program, Viva CalleSJ, on September 18. Working on Viva CalleSJ, the City of San...
The campaign for Measure B – the Santa Clara County transportation sales tax that we’ve been working on and writing about for the past couple of years – is in full swing. As the public outreach process begins, SVBC is working double-duty, helping to promote the measure while also working with Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) to craft Complete Streets policies that will ensure the money significantly benefits people who walk, ride bikes, and take transit.
Want to know what’s going on around San Mateo County and in your city? Read below for the latest plans and upcoming meetings. Want to get even more involved? Come to our next Local Team meeting, October 6.
Just three years after SVBC worked to have San Mateo County create and fund their first ever Active Transportation Coordinator position, this position has unfortunately been terminated. We were so thrilled to bring county-level bike and pedestrian planning and project coordination to San Mateo County. Ellen Barton, whom many of you may have met or communicated with, filled the Active Transportation Coordinator role with grace and determination. In her two and a half years with the San Mateo County City/County Association of Governments (CCAG) and the County Office of Sustainability, Ellen was able to accomplish many things.
This past Sunday, our Executive Director Shiloh Ballard went on KBAY 94.5 FM to talk bicycling with Sam Van Zandt, member of the Bay Area Radio Hall of Fame. Shiloh and Sam talked about the upcoming Silicon Valley Bike Summit, the rise of bicycling in Silicon Valley,...
In this guest blog post by Yves Zsutty, Trail Manager for the City of San Jose, learn about the trails currently facing construction work. Frequent construction updates on these and other on-going trail work is also posted regularly on Twitter @SanJoseTrails. Also,...
With the recent approval of Cupertino’s new Bicycle Transportation Plan, we thought it was a great time to check in with the city and get an update on all the good work it has been doing to promote bicycling.
Do you live, work, or play in or around the City of San Mateo? Do you want to improve biking in your community and get more people biking? We are looking for you! We want to increase our reach to members and new bicyclists in Central San Mateo County and augment our...
Editor’s note: Tim Oey of the Friends of Stevens Creek Trail authored the following action alert regarding a crucial upcoming vote on the future of the trail. Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition wrote a letter in support of the Citizens’ Working Group recommendation. We encourage you to join us at the Cupertino City Council meeting on Tuesday, June 21, or write in as Tim requests below.
Last Thursday, June 2, the VTA Board of Directors unanimously voted to approve a staff recommendation to place a transportation sales tax on the November. This happy result came after years of work with the community and interested groups like the business, labor, and environmental communities. Many SVBC members wrote emails to the VTA Board, participated in workshops, and showed up Thursday night to speak. Thank you for your support!