SamTrans has been fielding a number of questions concerning the recent closure of the Pico Blvd. gate at the San Carlos base. Here is the official explanation from Mark Simon, Executive Officer for Public Affairs, SamTrans/Caltrain:
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The San Mateo County Parks Department announced that the unpaved portion of the San Andreas Trail between Larkspur Drive and Hillcrest Drive will be temporarily closed from December 7, 2009 to December 18, 2009 for hazardous tree removal.
For trail closure updates, please contact the Crystal Springs Ranger Station at (650) 589-4294.
The City of Santa Clara's Bicycle Advisory Committee is looking for new members. Qualified candidates must either live or work within the City of Santa Clara.
Interested parties should email Marshall Johnson (MJohnson@Santaclaraca.gov) to receive application form. Deadline for submitting applications is January 20, 2010.
The City of Milpitas has applied with the League of American Bicyclists to be an official Bicycle Friendly Community. The award is meant to mark a significant achievement while recognizing the challenges communities face in implementing comprehensive bicycle accommodations.
A rather large tree branch is down blocking the bike/ped path just north of the intersection at Blomquist and Seaport. I tried moving it but it was still attached to the trunk and too heavy for me. Navigation around it is possible but not without leaving the path.
It is the clump of trees just to the top of the intersection:
The Department of Parks has announced that portions of Sawyer Camp Trail will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday, August 18 and 19 for seasonal mowing. There will be no through traffic possible between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on those two days.
Tuesday, August 18, Sawyer Camp Trail will be closed from the southern trail head north to the 3.0 mile marker between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Wednesday, August 19, the north end of Sawyer Camp Trail will be closed from the Hillcrest gate trail head south to the 3.0 marker between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.
The Senior Games will require a few road closures and slowdowns throughout its two weeks at Stanford. The following are expected:
Saturday, Aug. 1
2 to 11 p.m.: Road closure in front of Palo Alto City Hall, on Hamilton Avenue between Ramona and Bryant streets.
Access to Reach 3 portion of the Creek Trail is now closed. The trail was open unofficially for a couple of days but now the Contractor insists on keeping it closed because of liability issues.
At the April 21st City Council meeting, the Council will be reviewing the accomplishments of the Envision San Jose 2040 Task Force and considering the selection of up to four Land Use Study scenarios for further development and study as the Envision project moves forward; this is item is 4.3 on the agenda: http://www.sanjoseca.gov/clerk/Agenda/20090421/20090421a.pdf)
The item will be heard in the afternoon and is not time certain.
San Jose has a couple trail projects currently under construction.
Along Coyote Creek, paving has just been installed for a 0.5 mile
extension to Tully Road. The trail should be complete by mid-July. A
stone entryway along Tully Road will be framed by flowering trees and
landscaping - it will draw attention to the trail system that has been
previously far from view from within Stonegate Park. For more info:
In south San Jose, the Albertson Parkway is being substantially
Cupertino's Mary Avenue Bicycle Footbridge over 280 will open with a ribbon cutting ceremony 3 pm Thursday, April 30. Save the date! The ceremony will be the at the south end of the bridge, at Mary Avenue and Meteor Avenue.
The City of Sunnyvale continues to develop an extensive bike network within the city limits. One such development is the Borregas Avenue Bicycle Corridor project, which will provide safer and more convenient bicycle and pedestrian access between central Sunnyvale (residential areas and Caltrain) and north Sunnyvale (major employment area and light rail) along the north-south Borregas corridor. Specifically, bike/pedestrian bridges over routes 101 and 237 to to overcome the major east-west barrier along the corridor.
The trail segment will not open Saturday, February 21 as the rains delayed repairs. The trail segment is expected to reopen Saturday March 7.