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

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...

What’s a traffic diverter and why can’t I go straight!?

We here at SVBC have been talking a lot about an exciting new project in Downtown San Jose, the Better Bikeways Network. This is not just one nice bike lane but a network of protected and enhanced bike lanes throughout the Downtown. As exciting...

Get Involved in the Election: Volunteer + Vote

This year's election on November 6 is a big one, locally, statewide, and federally. Critical funding is on the ballot to support sustainable transportation and affordable housing. You can get involved at the local level by voting for good ballot measures that support...

Bicyclist Killed in Sunnyvale Saturday

We are saddened to learn of the recent death of a person biking on Saturday in Sunnyvale near Central Expressway and Pajaro Avenue. We express our heartfelt condolences to the person’s friends and family and urge the city to prioritize roadway safety in upcoming plans. Police are asking for the public’s help to find the suspected driver of a red or maroon 2004-06 Toyota Sienna minivan, with front windshield and front fender damage. Anyone who has information or witnessed the collision can call the Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety at 408-730-7128.

Yes on San Jose’s Measure T: Public Infrastructure Bond

This blog was written by outgoing Santa Clara County Advocate, Ben Pacho. Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition is endorsing San José’s Measure T, a prudent infrastructure bond measure that will shore up critical roadways and bridges, bolster public safety facilities and...

Get Involved in Daly City

Do you live work or play in Daly City? Now’s the time to pay attention as the city is moving on several important plans to make Daly City a safer and more convenient place to bike. Read on for more details.

San Mateo County – Vote YES on Measure W

SVBC urges you to vote YES on Measure W, the San Mateo County transportation ballot measure on the November 6 ballot. As we shared over the past year, SVBC worked with SamTrans, TEAMC, our members, and numerous other stakeholders on the expenditure plan and we support the resulting measure. Read on to learn how Measure W supports biking.

Get a Job: SVBC Santa Clara County Advocate

Join the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition team! Reports To: Director of Policy and Advocacy Status: Full-time, salaried with benefits Location: San Jose, CA Duration: Full-time permanent Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition is a 501(c)(3) non-profit working to create a...