Architects. Placemakers. Riders.
who we are
Bike Arc is a team of architects, mobility planners and spaces-for-people fans designing sophisticated bike parking systems and urban furniture. Our team also advises cities, businesses and schools as they develop Complete Streets and people-friendly infrastructure.
Bike Arc was founded by Joseph Bellomo and Jeff Selzer, both of Palo Alto. Jo is the founder and principal architect of Joseph Bellomo Architects, and his work has shaped Silicon Valley in profoundly special and unprecedented ways. No architect better represents the crossroads of architecture, urban development, sustainability, public placemaking, urban mobility, pedestrians and bicycles than Jo does. He is also the winner of the 2014 Birge Clark Award, the highest honor given by the AIA Santa Clara Valley and an award only given to one architect every other year (check out the rockin' video that the AIA made about Jo's work for the awards ceremony). Our other founder, Jeff Selzer, is an equally awesome rockstar. He steers the ship at Palo Alto Bicycles, the region's flagship bike shop and the only one located on University Avenue in the heart of downtown Palo Alto. Jeff serves on the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition's board of directors and has been an influential figure in the bicycling community for decades. Both Jo and Jeff are long-time urban bikers.