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
One question we get a lot here at SVBC is “what sort of work do you do over there?”. We now have an interactive map of all of the policies, program, and events that SVBC has been involved in over the last five years. Check it out!
Get Us Moving San Mateo County, the potential transportation measure, now has a draft expenditure plan. Overall, there are a lot of good things and some things we still have comments on. Read on for the draft principles and funding categories, next steps, and actions you can take.
SamTrans has approved an agreement to fund the continuing study of the revitalization of the Dumbarton Corridor from Redwood City to Union City. Two private companies will be taking on the majority of the cost of the technical studies and reports required, with little to no cost for the public agency. Read on for next steps.
SamTrans is considering a public-private partnership to fund further work on the Dumbarton Corridor. Add your voice to encourage this funding opportunity and expediting further study of a bike/ped trail on this corridor.
Pedal2Health program is thrilled to continue strengthening relationships with San Jose’s district representatives and law enforcement when leading bike safety workshops and bike rides in Vision Zero corridors for increased support for safe biking practices. Recently,...
Thanks to Aundraya Martinez, Santa Clara County Juvenile Probation Department and Cordell Bailey of City of San Jose, Department of Transportation for co-authoring this guest blog post sharing their experiences on,"VP Unidos Caminata Project" a community collaborative...
On Tuesday, May 15, Mountain View City Council will hold a study session at 5:30 pm to discuss the feasibility of the Latham/Church Street Bike Boulevard. If implemented comprehensively, it would provide a safe and efficient Class III Bike Route connecting the San...
Transportation and government leaders in San Mateo County have been talking about putting a measure on the November ballot that could bring an influx of $2.4 billion dollars into the transportation world. Now it’s your turn to decide on how much of that money will be spent on bike projects – check out the online tool and upcoming community meetings.
The wait is over! After at least a year of planning, outreach, and mapping, the Caltrans District 4 Bike Plan is now available. Check out our blog for more information on the prioritized list and map of proposed bike projects on state highways throughout the Bay Area. This vision will help Caltrans and local jurisdictions when implementing projects.
Editor’s note: Thanks to BPAC member Laura Smith for her continued reporting from the front lines of Campbell bicycle and pedestrian policymaking! Harriet Avenue Traffic Calming Project: City Council approved the concept design in November. The project will include...
SVBC, along with Commute.org, is leading the Third Annual Elected Officials Bike Ride on Bike to Work Day, May 10, in San Mateo County.
Image: 2018 draft VTA Countywide Bicycle Plan, pg. 35 In 2016, the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) embarked on a process of updating its Countywide Bicycle Plan to bring about a safe, convenient, and connected countywide bicycle network. The Plan...