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

SamTrans Board 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 jessica@bikesiliconvalley.org. There are new green bike lanes across the...

State Legislature considers electric scooter safety law (AB 2989)

Photo courtesy of Curbed SF This post was written by our summer intern, Clay Volino Within the last year, companies such as Lime and Bird have brought thousands of electric scooters to California, including locally in San José. E-scooters offer an exciting new mode of...

San Jose: Better Bikeways and Bike Parking 

The City is turning up its urban bicycling game. The Department of Transportation is launching a robust bicycle parking program, whereby the City will install bike parking at no cost to those who submit requests. The way in which locations are selected will depend on...

Page Mill/280: It’s still not built

Many of you recall the tragic bike fatality of Jeff Donnelly two and a half years ago at the dangerous intersection of Page Mill and 280. At the time, SVBC worked to get the relevant public agencies to prioritize increased safety for this complicated intersection. We...

Pedal2Health Partners with Bike Share Company, Lime

At Pedal2Health events in affordable-housing communities, the number one barrier limiting resident participation stems from residents not owning a bike. A few reasons may include lack of access to bikes and secure bike storage, lack of safe bike infrastructure in...

New Interactive Map Shows Where SVBC Works

One question we get a lot here at SVBC is “what sort of work do you do over there?”. We now have an interactive map of all of the policies, program, and events that SVBC has been involved in over the last five years. Check it out!

San Mateo County transportation measure update

Get Us Moving San Mateo County, the potential transportation measure, now has a draft expenditure plan. Overall, there are a lot of good things and some things we still have comments on. Read on for the draft principles and funding categories, next steps, and actions you can take.

Campaign Update: Dumbarton Corridor Moves Forward

SamTrans has approved an agreement to fund the continuing study of the revitalization of the Dumbarton Corridor from Redwood City to Union City. Two private companies will be taking on the majority of the cost of the technical studies and reports required, with little to no cost for the public agency. Read on for next steps.

Regional Measure 3 Passed Bringing Billions of Transportation Funding

Regional Measure 3, endorsed by SVBC, has been approved by you, the voters! The measure, which was on the ballot for all nine Bay Area counties, will raise bridge tolls over time to raise $4.45 billion for transportation projects in the Bay Area, including $150 million for Safe Routes to Transit and completing the Bay Trail. Read on to see more about how the money will be spent.

SVBC Member Spotlight: Katie DeLeuw

Today we spotlight SVBC member Katie DeLeuw. Katie has been the SVBC San Mateo County representative for the BART Bicycle Task Force since 2017. She helps SVBC develop policy on issues related to BART and Bikes+Transit. Read more about Katie’s life and work by bike.