Good news from last night's San José City Council meeting! The Council voted unanimously to approve a buffered bike lane along Hedding Street, between 15th Street and the Guadalupe River Trail.
Due to some resident complaints, a few blocks of the project will retain on-street parking, which means the lanes in that section will not be buffered. As a compromise, Councilmembers Liccardo,... read the whole note.
Construction of the Lower Guadalupe River Trail has been ongoing for several months. The City of San José Trail Manager is asking for your continued cooperation as they apply a final coating to the pavement on August 24 through 27 (Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday). Two coatings are to be added to the existing pavement during this period. A slurry seal creates a smooth riding surface. A “... read the whole note.
Never quite able to stop thinking about work, Corinne sent me a text this afternoon (10:30 pm where she is), suggesting I share the above photo and point out that "even Galway, Ireland has cycle tracks and dedicated bus lanes..."
Okay, folks. How can we get a few dozen miles of cycle track installed before she gets back, in a week?
On Monday, July 23, Palo Alto City Council approved the California Avenue streetscape project unanimously, after a motion to go ahead with a trial failed 2:7 (Holman/Schmid). The project will reduce the low-vehicle-traffic 4-lane street to 2 lanes, and use the additional space for sidewalk widening and bike access.
Merchants who had been opposing the project supported a trial to... read the whole note.
On Wednesday, July 25, the Palo Alto Planning and Transportation Commission (PTC) recommended that City Council make the Charlston-Arastradero corridor restriping permanent, including some fine-tuning recommended in the staff report.
The route serves eleven public and private elementary, middle, and high schools; multiple preschools; south Palo Alto’s only library; community center; six... read the whole note.
Pre-ride tour of new downtown bike projects with San José Bicyclist & Pedestrian Program Coordinator John Brazil starts at 5:30 by the City Hall Rotunda, 200 East Santa Clara Street. Refreshments and socializing start at 6, talk starts at 6:30. Hear from bike planning expert John Ciccarelli about how outside forces influence bicycle planning in the South Bay, followed by a discussion about... read the whole note.
As some of you may recall, SVBC has been working on a project to promote formation and improvement of Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committees (BPACs) in San Mateo County. We believe that BPACs and similar advisory bodies (Bicycle Commissions, Bicycle Advisory Committees) are an important way to institutionalize active transportation advocacy within a community. A forum for bicyclists and... read the whole note.
This guest blog entry from San José Trail Manager Yves Zsutty answers the timeless question, "What's so great about Helsinki?"
On a recent trip to Helsinki (capital of Finland), I was able to visit the city’s newest addition to its extensive network of off-street trails and on-street bikeways.
The newly opened trail extends across an older area of the city. It makes use of a... read the whole note.
Project to be developed per phasing plan: 1. Phase 1: 880 to Trimble 2. Phase 2: Trimble to Montague 3. Phase 3: Montague to Gold StreetGrading and oil pre-coat applied to support paving from 880 to Airport. Two layers of asphalt paving installed from 880 to Airport (expect to be done by 7/23). Grading occuring between Airport Parkway and Green Island Bridge.... read the whole note.
Here's the latest on San José trails from Trail Manager Yves Zsutty.
Highway 237 Bikeway Construction
Construction of the bikeway project between Zanker Road and Coyote Creek (north side) is nearly complete. Asphalt paving, striping, signage and fencing have all been installed. We conducted a final walk-through on June 18 and will bring a few outstanding issues to the... read the whole note.