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.

Current campaigns

Recent Wins

Past Campaigns

  • Ralston Avenue corridor bike lanes in Belmont
  • Recent News

    Sharing Our Notes: Two Conferences Address Equity

    As we work more on making our organization more diverse, equitable, and inclusive, staff members are taking the opportunities to learn and understand more of these issues. Last week, we had the chance to attend the Smart Growth America and the National Complete Streets Coalition’s first Complete Streets conference, Street Lights: Illuminating Implementation and Equity in Complete Streets as well as Urban Habitat’s Stage of the Region: Planning for the New Geography of Race and Class.

    Measure B Could Complete Our Streets

    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.

    San Mateo County Ends Active Transportation Coordinator Position

    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.