El Camino Real bikeways
El Camino Real is the only non-highway road that connects from Daly City to San José, and is the backbone of our historical communities on the peninsula. This, as well as the concentration of housing and businesses along this corridor, make it THE essential North-South route, not only for motor vehicles (its main use today), but for bicyclists and pedestrians as well. Yes, there are parallel routes in some of the various cities along El Camino Real, yet these are disconnected and not always well publicized. From a high concentration of crash data, we know that biking on El Camino isn’t currently advisable and we also know that many people do already bike on El Camino to access the many businesses and other destinations. We need to make this corridor safe, comfortable and vibrant for all users.

Whether you live on El Camino Real or want to use El Camino Real to get from city to city or to access the wealth of small businesses on the strip, we want to help by creating continuous, protected bike lanes on El Camino Real in both counties. We are urging cities to be innovative and create new solutions.

See our presentation on why we work on El Camino Real and the roadway’s relationship with safety and Vision Zero: 150710 GBI WC ECR VZ presentation

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San Mateo County Round-Up

Want to know what’s going on around San Mateo County and in your city? Read below for the latest plans and upcoming meetings. Want to get even more involved? Come to our next Local Team meeting, October 6.

Menlo Park Moves Forward With Oak Grove, Delays El Camino Real

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.

Belmont Pedestrian and Bicycle Plan Update

The City of Belmont is in the process of creating a new Comprehensive Pedestrian and Bicycle Plan and recently surveyed its residents as part of this process.

Millbrae Campaign Update: Station Area Plan Approved

After several weeks of deliberation and discussion, Millbrae City Council approved the Millbrae Caltrain/BART Station Area Specific Plan on February 9. SVBC first became involved in the Millbrae project over the summer, joining with partners to hold a community...

Update on Millbrae Station Area Specific Plan

City Council of Millbrae will hold a study session on the Millbrae Station Area Specific Plan (MSASP) on Tuesday, January 5 at 7:00 pm at City Hall. Following that, there will be a public hearing on the MSASP and the Final Environmental Impact Report on Tuesday, January 12 at 7:00 pm at City Hall. This gives you two chances to provide your voice and comments to this plan, which will have a big impact on the future of regional transportation moving forward. SVBC first got involved over the summer, partnering with other organizations to educate residents and stakeholders on some of the key issues .

Advancing Vision Zero

As many know, SVBC and California Walks debuted our Vision Zero Toolkit at the Silicon Valley Bike Summit in August. Since then, we've been spreading the good word to various city councils, Bike and Pedestrian Committees (BPACs), and other important groups. See below...

Questions for Redwood City Council Candidates

Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition is a 501c3 non-profit organization and is permitted to educate our members about where candidates for public office stand on our issues. We are not permitted to endorse candidates. Questions were developed with the SVBC San Mateo...

Questions for Belmont City Council Candidates

Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition is a 501c3 non-profit organization and is permitted to educate our members about where candidates for public office stand on our issues. We are not permitted to endorse candidates. Questions were developed with the SVBC San Mateo...

Your Unanswered Questions From the Silicon Valley Bike Summit

[facebook] [retweet] You may recall the rousing plenary discussion at the 5th Annual Silicon Valley Bicycle Summit between our Executive Director, Shiloh Ballard; head of VTA, Nuria Fernandez; and head of San Mateo County Transit District, Jim Hartnett. We had so many...

Buffered Bike Lanes to be Piloted on El Camino in Menlo Park

After a rousing City Council study session that went past midnight on August 25, Menlo Park has directed staff to scope out a buffered bike lane pilot for El Camino Real. Since this was only a study session, a final decision by Council is still anticipated. That will...

2015 Silicon Valley Bike Summit Recap

Thanks to all who attended the 5th Annual Silicon Valley Bike Summit! Did you miss it? See below for more information and a chance to hear a podcast of the day. You can also view the archive of all tweets from the Summit as well as photos from the event. The Summit...