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
San Mateo County Get Us Moving/Measure W transportation ballot measure/SamTrans Complete Streets policy
SVBC urges you to vote NO on Proposition 6 on the November ballot. Proposition 6 would repeal the increase of the gas tax passed through Senate Bill 1 (SB1) in 2017 and require voter approval of all new gas and car taxes in the future. SVBC sees the importance of SB1 funding for supporting local projects and programs, including funding for bike projects, transit, and other important projects around the state.
Editor's note: Thanks to BPAC member Laura Smith for keeping us in the know about Campbell bicycle and pedestrian policymaking! San Tomas Aquino Creek Trail Feasibility Study: At the city council meeting on August 21st, progress on this project will be reviewed....
Thank you to all who participated in the 8th Annual Silicon Valley Bike Summit! This year was our biggest year yet! A huge thanks to Mineta Transportation Institute for hosting and to all our Signature and Supporting Sponsors! Did you miss one of the breakout sessions or just want to check out the slides from a favorite speaker? Check them all out on our blog recap.
The bicycle stars are aligning in Santa Clara, as the city weigh’s transportation options for El Camino Real and kicks off its 2018 bike plan update with two all-important upcoming meetings. On Tuesday, August 14, City of Santa Clara is holding a community workshop to...
Did you miss all the fun from the last community meeting on July 11th? Here's your chance to learn more about the Better BikewaySJ network and ask questions for Department of Transportation staff. Better BikewaySJ, a safe, comfortable, and connected bike route network...
On Friday, July 20 Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition partnered with City of Cupertino to organize a city infrastructure ride of current and future projects, which gave folks from neighboring towns an opportunity to learn and share approaches to bike facilities. Seven...
Over the last year, Transportation Equity Allied Movement Coalition (TEAMC) along with local partners (YOU) have been fighting for more transportation funding for bike lanes, sidewalks, more frequent buses, and more. We’ve achieved that goal: last week SamTrans Board approved an expenditure plan that drew heavily on community input, an investment plan that will guide how $80 million in tax revenues are spent annually, shaping the future of transportation on the Peninsula for years to come. Read on for the details and next steps.
The City is turning up its urban bicycling game. The Department of Transportation is launching a robust bicycle parking program, whereby the City will install bike parking at no cost to those who submit requests. The way in which locations are selected will depend on...
At Pedal2Health events in affordable-housing communities, the number one barrier limiting resident participation stems from residents not owning a bike. A few reasons may include lack of access to bikes and secure bike storage, lack of safe bike infrastructure in...
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.