VTA Bicycle Program
In 1998, VTA implemented a comprehensive Bicycle Program committed to improving the bicycle infrastructure throughout Santa Clara County, and to enable and encourage people to bike to work, school, errands and for recreation. The Bicycle Program provides facilities, services, and programs dedicated to make bicycling a safer and more practical option for Santa Clara County residents and visitors.
VTA is a strong proponent of bicycle commuting and allowing bikes and transit to work together seamlessly. Since 1996, all VTA buses are equipped with bike racks and since 2004 all light rail vehicles have internal racks. In addition to bringing bikes on board transit, bike commuters have access to secure bike parking systemwide. Bike racks and bike lockers have been installed in nearly all VTA Park & Ride lots and Transit Centers and bike parking demand is continuously monitored. VTA is now in the process of implementing a new e-locker system to address the high demand for bike lockers that currently exceeds the existing supply.
The Bicycle Program is constantly looking for ways to expand and improve its current bicycle programs and promotions. Greater emphasis is being placed on developing new programs to enhance education and outreach, pedestrian projects, bicycle/pedestrian collision monitoring, and improving overall biking conditions in Santa Clara County. New state legislation on Complete Streets and Greenhouse Gas Emissions will undoubtedly create new opportunities for the VTA Bicycle Program to contribute to solving the region’s transportation challenges.
Bike Sharing Coming Soon to Santa Clara County