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

Pedal2Health Rolls Out in East San Jose

Last weekend, Poco Way Apartments was buzzing with a bike-powered smoothie blender whirling up fresh smoothies, music and great energy all-around. We were excited to work in collaboration with the City of San Jose’s Vision Zero team and LifeSTEPS, housing liaison to...

Get Us Moving San Mateo County

The San Mateo County Transit District (SMCTD) has embarked on the Get Us Moving San Mateo County process, a public engagement and education effort to provide information and collect community feedback about transportation solutions for the county. Read on to find out more about the process and how you can get involved via a survey and public meetings.

Wheels Up Pedal2Health

Pedal2Health is coming to an affordable housing site near you. Read more about how SVBC is improving human health through bicycling with residents in low income communities.

No, We Haven’t Been Twiddling Our Thumbs: 2017 Bike Wins!

Some of you may say to yourselves, "wow, what a job those folks have over at Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition. They ride their bikes all day trying to get others to follow suit. How do I get a wonderful gig like that?" You're right. It's a great job. But we do much...

Santa Clara Continues to Resist Pruneridge Bike Lane Plans

Guest Blog by Betsy Megas. Betsy lives and works in the city of Santa Clara, and commutes by bicycle. She is an SVBC member and volunteer. Now that San Jose extended the protected bike lanes on Hedding Street to the Santa Clara border at Winchester, Santa Clara...

Redwood City Plan Will Bring Bike Lanes to El Camino Real

After a yearlong advocacy campaign, SVBC savored a big win last night when the Redwood City City Council voted unanimously (Masur abstaining due to recusal) to approve the El Camino Corridor Plan. The Plan lays out a vision that could transform Redwood City’s stretch of the Royal Highway from a high-speed commercial strip into a corridor where people can safely and comfortably walk, bike, and enjoy a tree-lined boulevard with a strong sense of place.

Must Be Present to Win – A Bike Advocate Success in Sunnyvale

guest blog by: Tim Oey In September 2017, Sunnyvale bicyclists almost lost a great connection between the Borregas Avenue bike route and the Bay Trail. Luckily a few key people were at a public meeting and eventually convinced Sunnyvale staff that a safe route in both...

SVBC Attends The Untokening California 2017

I was honored to have attended The Untokening Conference Saturday November 4th, 2017 in Leimert Park, Los Angeles. Fewer than 130 mobility advocates and grassroots organizers were selected from throughout the nation and from those who have focused on grassroots work,...

8 80 Cities Brings New Outreach Toolkit to San José

Last week was a whirlwind of activity for supporters of complete streets, open streets, parks, and transit in San José. Gil Peñalosa and his team from 8 80 Cities descended upon the Capital of Silicon Valley for a “San José Public Life Summit,” to meet with movers and shakers, skeptics, and undecided residents and impart upon them Gil’s infectious enthusiasm for all things people-centric. The visit gave SVBC’s San José Protected Bike Lanes campaign a shot in the arm, as we worked with 8 80 Cities and the City of San José to conduct some valuable public outreach along a corridor slated for safety improvements.

Represent SVBC on Regional Bike Advisory Committees

There are vacancies on the bicycle advisory committees for Caltrain, BART, and Caltrans District 4. We rely on members like you to provide on the ground knowledge and ensure that voice is represented at a broader, regional scale. If you’d like to represent SVBC and your community on one of these committees, read on for more information.

Take Action for Protected Bike Lanes on El Camino Real in Redwood City

Now’s your chance to speak up in support of protected bike lanes on El Camino Real in Redwood City! The city has its draft Redwood City El Camino Real Corridor Plan on their website now after months of study and outreach. Two upcoming public meetings provide an opportunity to express your approval of the plan and ensure that protected bike lanes move forward on this important corridor.