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

The Don Edwards Wildlife Refuge Bike Tour, October 20

Author: Deb Kramer—Executive Director, Keep Coyote Creek Beautiful  Photo: "Biking along the Levees," by San Francisco Bay Wildlife Society Did you know you can ride your bike on the National Wildlife Refuge trails around the San Francisco Bay? I invite you to a...

Join Sept. 8 Peninsula Bikeway to Advise on North-South Route

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.

Vote NO on Prop. 6

SVBC urges you to vote NO on Proposition 6 on the November ballot. Proposition 6 would repeal the increase of the gas tax passed through Senate Bill 1 (SB1) in 2017 and require voter approval of all new gas and car taxes in the future. SVBC sees the importance of SB1 funding for supporting local projects and programs, including funding for bike projects, transit, and other important projects around the state.

Campbell BPAC August 2018 Update

Editor's note: Thanks to BPAC member Laura Smith for keeping us in the know about Campbell bicycle and pedestrian policymaking! San Tomas Aquino Creek Trail Feasibility Study:  At the city council meeting on August 21st, progress on this project will be reviewed....

2018 Silicon Valley Bike Summit recap

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.

Action Alert: City of Campbell + San Tomas Aquino Trail Project

Photo: Billy Hustace, Photographer  City of Campbell is considering the development of a trail along San Tomas Aquino Creek between Virginia Avenue and Westmont Avenue at the San Jose-Campbell city border. The project offers recreational opportunities for nearby...

City of Santa Clara: El Camino Real Workshop + Bike Plan Update

The bicycle stars are aligning in Santa Clara, as the city weigh’s transportation options for El Camino Real and kicks off its 2018 bike plan update with two all-important upcoming meetings. On Tuesday, August 14, City of Santa Clara is holding a community workshop to...

Hear Ye, Hear Ye: Final Community Meeting on Better BikewaySJ

Did you miss all the fun from the last community meeting on July 11th? Here's your chance to learn more about the Better BikewaySJ network and ask questions for Department of Transportation staff. Better BikewaySJ, a safe, comfortable, and connected bike route network...

How Bike Lanes Lead to Increased Business

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.

SVBC Highlights City of Cupertino Bike Lanes, Plus Action Alert

On Friday, July 20 Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition partnered with City of Cupertino to organize a city infrastructure ride of current and future projects, which gave folks from neighboring towns an opportunity to learn and share approaches to bike facilities. Seven...

San Mateo County Approves Transportation Ballot Measure Plan

Over the last year, Transportation Equity Allied Movement Coalition (TEAMC) along with local partners (YOU) have been fighting for more transportation funding for bike lanes, sidewalks, more frequent buses, and more. We’ve achieved that goal: last week SamTrans Board approved an expenditure plan that drew heavily on community input, an investment plan that will guide how $80 million in tax revenues are spent annually, shaping the future of transportation on the Peninsula for years to come. Read on for the details and next steps.

WIN: The Story of the New Bike Lanes at Sand Hill Road/280

This guest post was written by David Gildea, an SVBC member and active bike advocate based in Menlo Park. Thank you for writing this post, David! Got ideas for a guest blog? Email Jessica at There are new green bike lanes across the...