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
enhanced. A narrow band of asphalt with no landscaping has been in place
for about 20 years. A new wider, meandering trail has been installed,
landscaping, detention basins, and small park site and interpretive
signage will enhance pedestrian and bike access in the neighborhood, and lead people to nearby Santa Teresa County park. For more info:
Master planning of the Coyote Creek Trail is underway. Federal funding
supports planning of the area between Highway 237 and Story Road.
Portions of the trail in this are are already opened and some have been
recently master planned. But by complying with federal environmental
study requirements, the city will be able to pursue higher levels of
federal funding to build the 9 mile trail system. For more info:
San Jose has recently received some recognition. San Jose was ranked as the 19th best Walking City in Prevention Magazine's annual survey. The Trail program's website is receiving an Award of Merit at this year's
Trails and Greenways conference, held on April 22-24 in Yosemite. For more info: http://www.sjparks.org/Trails/TrailsAwards.asp
Thanks to Yves Zutty, SJ Trail Program Manager, for this info.