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

San Carlos Seeks Input on Biking and Walking Plan

Help San Carlos become more bike friendly! The city is creating a new biking and walking plan and they need your help. There are two upcoming meetings in January and February and a survey and public input map open now!

Important Santa Clara El Camino Real Meetings This Week and Next

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.

Campbell BPAC November 2018 Update

Editor’s note: Thanks to BPAC Chair Carmen Lynaugh for her dispatches from the front lines of Campbell bicycle and pedestrian policymaking! Want to learn more about your city's Bike and Pedestrian Advisory Committee? Click here. November 28, 2018 Update from the City...

Victory! Measure W Passes in San Mateo County Bringing More $ to Bikes + Transit

After over three weeks of counting votes and a day to day rollercoaster we can finally declare victory for Measure W, the transportation ballot measure in San Mateo County that will bring $80 million/year to improve public transit, create safer bike and pedestrian routes, reduce traffic, repair roads, and address other urgent community needs. We won!

Your Voices Heard, Caltrans and County Settle Dispute to Build Page Mill/280

Over the summer, we updated you that the Page Mill/280 striping project that was designed and funded in 2016 after the tragic death of Jeff Donnelly in 2015 had still not been completed. We are happy to now report that Caltrans and the County have resolved the issues that were preventing the project from moving forward. 

Take Action on Bike Lanes on El Camino in Several Cities

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!  

Santa Clara County Measure B Stands Up in Court

Santa Clara County’s Measure B transportation funding measure from 2016 has been held up in court, allowing the millions of dollars toward transportation to be released in the near future. Read on for more details.

Bicyclist Killed in Santa Clara Last Week

The second bicyclist in Santa Clara County in less than a week was killed on Thursday evening in the City of Santa Clara. Our condolences go out to the friends and families of the victim, who has been identified by police as Michael Hatch, 49, of Morgan Hill.   Hatch...

Pictures Paint a Thousand Words, and Inspire Group Rides

You may have noticed the various murals popping up on buildings throughout San Jose. Many were created by local and international artists, brought here by POW! WOW! San Jose to share their beautiful visions and bring attention to the various communities who make our...