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
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!
On the evening of June 2, the VTA Board of Directors will vote on whether or not to put a 1/2-cent, 30-year transportation sales tax on the November ballot in Santa Clara County. SVBC will be there to support the measure.
Congratulations to Palo Alto, whose City Council voted on May 9 to approve $1.4 million in funding as well as concept plans and environmental analyses to advance the ambitious Bike Boulevard prioritization of their 2012 Bike and Pedestrian Master Plan.
Bike Month has seen a lot of action so far this month, not just fun events and activities like Bike to Work Day, but also important decisions being made at the city council level.
In Menlo Park, the May 3 City Council meeting had two key bicycle issues on the agenda. The first was the Oak Grove Bike Boulevard. A proposal by the city’s Bicycle Commission to prioritize bicycle access on an east-west corridor linking downtown, El Camino, the train station, and several schools was supported by City Council. Council directed staff to begin scoping a study, which will include traffic counts and volumes, parking removal, and other factors.
Tweet Share Now in its eighth year, the Bike Commuter of the Year award recognizes individuals who inspire bicycling in their communities through their commitment and actions. Today we spotlight Beverly Thames and Isaac DeLeal, the awardees for 2016 Bicycle Commuter...
The Envision Silicon Valley process is moving along and, gauging from the feedback at a recent VTA Board of Directors workshop, a ballot-ready transportation sales tax measure is shaping up. On Friday, April 22, the Board gathered to hear presentations from VTA staff and the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, as well as take comment from the public on the proposed measure. SVBC attended and spoke to the importance of the Complete Streets requirements included in the Local Roads, Expressways, and Highway Interchanges categories.