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

Bike Parking & Wearing Many “Bike Helmets” – Kate Plant

I want to take this opportunity to introduce our SVBC Bike Parking Team. We have some great Bike Parking Shift Supervisors on our team this coming year. However, our team can’t do it without all of our AMAZING volunteers, and I’d like to give a huge shout-out to all of those fantastic volunteers who have shown up through rain, cold, and heat. Read more…

Sharrows for the Santa Cruz-Alameda de las Pulgas “Y”

New green bike “sharrows” (shared-lane markings) have been installed on Santa Cruz Avenue and Alameda de las Pulgas in the vicinity of the “Y”, a primary bike route between Stanford on the south and mid-Menlo Park on the north that is well-known as being extremely hazardous for people biking. These sharrows are a result of the work of an ad hoc Menlo Park advocacy group as well as the support of San Mateo County Supervisor Don Horsley and the County’s Department of Public Works.

Get Us Moving San Mateo County

The San Mateo County Transit District (SMCTD) has embarked on the Get Us Moving San Mateo County process, a public engagement and education effort to provide information and collect community feedback about transportation solutions for the county. Read on to find out more about the process and how you can get involved via a survey and public meetings.

8 80 Cities Brings New Outreach Toolkit to San José

Last week was a whirlwind of activity for supporters of complete streets, open streets, parks, and transit in San José. Gil Peñalosa and his team from 8 80 Cities descended upon the Capital of Silicon Valley for a “San José Public Life Summit,” to meet with movers and shakers, skeptics, and undecided residents and impart upon them Gil’s infectious enthusiasm for all things people-centric. The visit gave SVBC’s San José Protected Bike Lanes campaign a shot in the arm, as we worked with 8 80 Cities and the City of San José to conduct some valuable public outreach along a corridor slated for safety improvements.