Past Regional Measures

Santa Clara County Parks Park Charter Fund, Measure A endorsement

SVBC endorsed the Santa Clara County Parks Park Charter Fund, Measure A. This measure was passed on June 7, 2016. The Santa Clara County Park Charter Fund has provided sustainable funding for the county’s park system since 1972. This Fund has played an important role in offering biking opportunities for people of all ages and abilities. It is not a new tax, but a renewal, allowing Santa Clara County Parks to operate and maintain parkland throughout the county. This funding will also help the Department lead the Countywide Trail Master Plan, which will help to update a regional trail network. We supported the Charter Fund amendments and renewal.

Open Space Authority of Santa Clara Valley Measure Q endorsement
SVBC endorsed the local ballot measure for open space preservation, Measure Q, put forth by the Open Space Authority of Santa Clara Valley. This measure was passed on November 4, 2014. The funding measure will fund 26 proposed projects in urban areas and within the Conservation Focus Areas, including trail connections such as completion of the San Francisco Bay Trail, Penitencia Creek Trail, Coyote Creek Trail, Guadalupe River Trail, and a new San Tomas Aquino/Saratoga Creek Trail through Campbell and Santa Clara. This helps SVBC further our goal to fill gaps in existing bike networks, which will encourage more people to choose bikes for transportation and recreation.

Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District ballot measure endorsement
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition endorsed the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District ballot measure, that was passed in June 2014, for the following reasons:

  1. We support linking open-spaces, parks and communities through bicycle connections
  2. The endorsement will strengthen our relationship with the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District to continue their engagement in more urban settings and providing bicycle links to preserves.
  3. The measure establishes an independent oversight committee, which will oversee expenditure of the funds.