The City of San Jose is seeking volunteers for its annual Trail Count. Help collect data necessary for making our trail system even better!
San Jose conducts a Trail Count each year to determine trail usage and obtain user input on design and operations of the trails. The City is seeking volunteers for this year’s count on September 19.
This is the sixth annual count and survey... read the whole note.
San Jose has just done something unheard of in Silicon Valley - the city converted car lanes on several blocks of 3th, 4th, 10th, and 11th streets in downtown, all busy one-way streets with 3 lanes in each direction - a total of 8 miles  - to extra wide bike lanes separated by painted buffers from the remaining two lanes of car traffic. What's going on?
These bike lanes are just the... read the whole note.
These minutes are DRAFT until approved by the San José Team at the next meeting.
San Jose Team Meeting Minutes – July 25, 2012
In attendance: Erik Lindskog, Martin Delson, Joe Silva, Ann Jasper, Colin Heyne (SVBC staff), Emy Mendoza, John Hildebrand, Katja Irvin, Peter Hamilton
Agenda review / modifications (3 items added – see below) Policy... read the whole note.
Bicycles are good for business: businesses near good bicycle infrastructure have been shown to have stronger growth than businesses in auto-centric developments! With a momentous strategy of building innovative, inviting bicycle facilities, San Jose has the chance to become home to new Bike-Friendly Business Districts (BFBDs), where both employees and merchants ride.
How can San Jose... read the whole note.
The SVBC San José Team meets each fourth Wednesday of the month, but August's meeting has been rescheduled for the fifth Wednesday. Dinner and networking start at 6:30 pm, then the meeting gets rolling at 7:00.
This team is focused on three things: advocacy, outreach, and fun! Come join us to meet your cycling neighbors and get involved! Policy suggestions from the local teams will be... 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.
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.
Time: Social hour 6:00 to 7:00 pm, agenda items 7:00 to 8:00 pm Location: Pho69, 321 North First Street, San José (see calendar item)Introductions Changes/updates to agenda Approve May minutes New website features - Colin Review of bike share meeting - attendees Latest on "Bikes may use full lanes" signs - Martin Bike planning event - Katja Next meeting - roles and topics
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.