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 as well as our El Camino Real factsheet and our report on protected bike lanes on El Camino Real.
Sunnyvale El Camino Real Corridor Specific Plan Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition will work to incorporate high quality and safe bike facilities and crossings in the El Camino Real Corridor Specific Plan during 2019.
1. El Camino Real Specific Plan EIR Scoping hearing - May 23 Santa Clara is holding a public hearing on the scoping for the El Camino Real Environmental Impact Review (EIR) on Thursday, May 23. The purpose of this meeting is to gather input from you on what should be...
SVBC launches two new local teams! SVBC kicked off two new local teams this month! One in the City of Santa Clara and another in Sunnyvale. We are now supporting seven local teams. If you would like to get involved in bicycle advocacy locally, consider attending...
Image: A pop-up protected bike lane on El Camino Real in Redwood City from 2018. Our hearts are heavy with the news or three recent traffic collisions on El Camino Real in April and May and our best wishes are with the friends and family of the people involved. Right...
The City of Santa Clara has been working on its Precise Plan for El Camino Real since 2017 to guide future development in this important transportation corridor. El Camino Real is the City’s most visible and identifiable commercial corridor. The City’s General Plan...
The City of Santa Clara Bicycle Master Plan Update 2018 is ready for input. Everyone who bikes through or to Santa Clara should take a look and plan to comment. The public comment window closes on March 15th. SVBC encourages all our members to look at the plan and...
Give snaps to Redwood City for completing the Bike & Pedestrian Safety Improvement Study for El Camino Real. Staff will be presenting the conceptual designs and final report to the City Council on February 25, 2019. If you support protected bike lanes on El Camino Real in Redwood City, please attend the meeting or email Council to express your love for this project.
You are encouraged to participate in the Feb 5th Study Session.
El Camino Real is a state highway – what’s your vision to make it more people-friendly? City of Santa Clara needs to hear from you about what would make you feel safe and comfortable biking on El Camino Real at two upcoming city-led meetings Dec. 13 and 17. Read on for more info.
SVBC has been pushing for safer bike facilities along El Camino Real for years. Three cities (Santa Clara, Palo Alto, and Redwood City) are in various stages of planning for improvements to El Camino Real and the cities need your feedback. Please get involved in your local El Camino project and check out photos of the various efforts!
Do you dream of a connected, low-stress north-south bike route from San Francisco to San José and beyond? This is the shared goal of the Peninsula Bikeway, a project of the Managers Mobility Partnership between Mountain View, Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Redwood City, and Stanford that is having a kick-off event this Saturday, Sept. 8 from 10 am to 2 pm in Menlo Park.
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.
SVBC supports business efforts to encourage employees and customers to bike and we have updated our fact sheet describing the benefits of better bicycle infrastructure and programs and how to improve bicycling. It offers a summary of exciting opportunities to request free bike rack installation, participate in bicycle-related community events, achieve bicycle-friendly workplace certification, and more.