SVBC Policy Advisory Committee

The Policy Advisory Committee is comprised of four SVBC Board members and four SVBC members and representatives from our Local Teams who are appointed for a yearly term. The group discusses local biking policy issues of interest to SVBC and advises the SVBC Board and staff on positions. SVBC advocacy staff lead the meeting.

Meetings are open to current SVBC members and are generally held the fourth Tuesday of the month. See our calendar for more information.

Read the SVBC Policy Advisory Committee Charter.

Recent News

Infrastructure Budget Battle Looms in City of Palo Alto

On Tuesday, March 20, City of Palo Alto’s Finance Committee will consider options for reigning in its $56 million deficit to fund infrastructure projects, with proposals ranging from a potential ballot measure to even eliminating certain projects that have been in the...

Quick actions to protect Dumbarton transit/bike/ped funds in East Bay

A proposal from Union City is moving forward to raid the major Dumbarton Corridor transit project to build a highway instead, repurposing Alameda County Dumbarton Corridor funds (for rail, an intermodal station, and bike/ped infrastructure) to the East West Highway Connector project. Read on for how to take action now.

Submit a Session Proposal for the 8th Annual Silicon Valley Bike Summit

We are soliciting proposals for session and speaker ideas for the 8th Annual Silicon Valley Bicycle Summit. The Bike Summit is a weekday, one-day conference intended to educate the community on key issues related to bicycling in San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties as well as bring together people working in this field. Proposals are due March 31, 2018.

Better Bikeways: Shaping a Better and Safer Downtown

Better Bikeways, a network of protected bike lanes and calm bike boulevards in and around central San Jose is now taking shape! The development of Better Bikeways began two years ago and you get caught up here and here. We are excited to be teaming up with the City of...

Addressing Bike Share Equity in the Bay Area

Are you all caught up with the Bike Share Battle? Great! Now we’ll talk about one of the main players, Ford GoBike through its bike share equity lens with a program called Bike Share for All. A quick overview -  San Francisco Bay Area’s regional bike share network...

Round up of San Mateo County Bike Project Funding

There are numerous pots of money for bike projects from the national, state, regional, and local level. Every single funding pot for bike projects is oversubscribed, demonstrating the demand for additional funding. That is why SVBC works to ensure that any funding measure includes robust allocations for bike projects, which often have a higher bang for your buck than traditional roadway projects. Read on for a round up of recent grant-funded projects in San Mateo County.

Reflections on Connecting Communities Across Difference

After attending the, 'Let's Talk: Intersectional Feminism and Biking' program coordinated by the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition (SFBC) on January 24th, I left with more questions than answers. This is good! In my opinion, that's what a program like this aims to...

A Celebration Ride with Ride ESSJ  

SVBC was thrilled to participate in Ride Eastside San Jose’s Kids Ride by leading a bike safety presentation prior to rolling out with the community for a celebratory ride. The day kicked off at Mayfair Community Center with family-centered activities including face...

Bright, Colorful, Pretty Bikes Decorate the Streets

Brightly colored lime green and orange bikes, many of them ebikes, have begun to appear in packs in Downtown San Jose, Burlingame, and South San Francisco. They are eye-catching and are causing quite a stir. So what are all these new bikes? It’s quite a saga with many different story lines. Welcome to the Bike Share Battle!