Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) is a set of innovative bus system enhancements that can provide high quality rapid transit service similar to light rail, but at a fraction of the cost. The Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) is proposing to introduce over 30 miles of BRT service along Silicon Valley's busiest bus corridors, including El Camino Real. Thanks to dedicated bus lanes, traffic-signal... read the whole note.
UPDATE (5/3): PG&E has assured us that they will limit "certain construction activities such as truck crossing and x-ray work during peak commute hours to minimize impacts to the path." They will also host an Energizer Station on the west side of the closure on Bike to Work Day, where staff will be available to explain the project and any future impacts to bikes and pedestrians.
Help the City of San Jose evaluate new bike facilities by volunteering for a bike/ped count on May 3, 2012 in downtown San Jose.
One- or two-hour shifts are available between 8:00 am and 8:00 pm. The counts will focus on the corner of San Fernando Street and Fourth Street. Volunteering requires watching over a video camera set up in Martin Luther King Public Library. (Department of... read the whole note.
Decades ago, a young city planner named Michael Freedman helped design a new vision for downtown Mountain View. Through his efforts, Castro Street went through a successful transformation with safer sidewalks and bustling cafes and street corners. Can we imagine the same thing happening to El Camino Real?
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Here are the latest San José trails updates from Trail Manager Yves Zsutty.Highway 237 Bikeway Construction
Construction of the bikeway project between Zanker Road and Coyote Creek (north side) continues. Two layers of asphalt concrete have been installed (on April 9 and 17). The warm-mix asphalt pavement recycles existing and degraded asphalt pavement found on site. The project... read the whole note.
San José cyclists: If you live or work here in "The Capital of Silicon Valley," we need you to act fast to let the City Council know that you support new bike infrastructure on 3rd, 4th, 10th, and 11th Streets as well as Almaden Boulevard, in the downtown area. SVBC has worked with the San José Department of Transportation, which has done a great job with public outreach surrounding this... read the whole note.
The San José City Council voted yesterday to spend limited resources on repairing 400 miles of the city's 2,400 mile road network. Admirably, bicycle facilities will benefit from the focused spending.
Because San José has such a large backlog of pavement maintenance needs, it decided to set priorities on which streets get limited pavement funds. Among the six categories of streets in... read the whole note.
SVBC has submitted a letter of support for the City of San José's application to the Bikes Belong Foundation's Green Lane Project. Here's to a Silicon Valley city becoming a leader in safe and effective bike facilities!
Santa Clara Valley Transit Authority (VTA) is having a workshop on updated items for the county's Bicycle Technical Guidelines.
Topics currently under consideration are:Roundabouts and bike lanes Bollards or rather alternatives to bollards Woonerfs (shared bike/ped spaces), both residential and commercial and parklets Bike corrals Rural options for bike paths and shoulders Bulb-... read the whole note.