As mentioned in the May trails update, the Lower Guadalupe River Creek Trail in San José will be closed for paving from June 2012 through May 2013. Here's the latest on that project.
Recent progress:Construction contract awarded to Wattis Construction of San Jose. Submittals for detour and construction signage reviewed and approved for use. Pre-Construction site visit conducted on... read the whole note.
Here's the latest on San José trails from Yves Zsutty, Trail Manager with the Department of Parks, Recreation & Neighborhood Services.Highway 237 Bikeway Construction
Construction of the bikeway project between Zanker Road and Coyote Creek (north side) continues. Asphalt paving, striping and fencing are in place. Opening of the trail is delayed until early June as final work... read the whole note.
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.
Learn about San Jose’s cultural and natural history on a guided bike tour of downtown San Jose! San Jose native Stephanie Wilson and GRPC naturalist Greg Kerekes will lead riders on three-hour, five-mile guided tour of downtown San Jose. Starting at the Guadalupe River Park Visitor Center, the tour will head south on the Guadalupe River Trail and into downtown San Jose, where riders will... read the whole note.
A pair of local leaders - Silicon Valley Leadership Group CEO Carl Guardino and Santa Clara County Supervisor Ken Yeager - were featured in a recent article in Eucalyptus Magazine, in which they discussed their great daily bike commutes on Santa Clara County trails. Regarding his car-free commute, Guardino says "It is a great and healthy way to start and end each day—burning carbs rather than... read the whole note.
Next week's San José City Council agenda has several agenda (pdf) items of concern to South Bay cyclists. Topics include a more bike friendly Diridon Station, additions to the Coyote Creek trail, and the San Francisco Bay Trail.
The first bicycle agenda item is a city park staff recommendation (pdf) of the application of a grant from the state of California's Bicycle Transportation... read the whole note.
Mountain View cyclists have some smooth new miles of trail in their future. Two new across-barrier connections (ABCs) are planned to traverse Highway 101 and Old Middlefield Way, with a third crossing over Highway 85 coming soon. From the Mountain View Voice:
Two major highways will no longer stand in the way of cyclists and pedestrians on two popular Mountain View trails once... read the whole note.
Here's the latest from the City of San José's Department of Parks, Recreation, and Neighborhood Services on the trail scene:
Work on the Guadalupe River Trail extension continues but we are expecting a schedule delay due to an unforeseen under-ground conflict. Paving work at Woz Way required removal of some existing pavement. As demolition work occurred,... read the whole note.
Great news from San Mateo County Parks Department! Officials have announced plans to create six east-west "Bay to Ocean" trails spanning the San Francisco Peninsula. The trails will, as much as possible, be accessible to pedestrians, bicyclists, and equestrians.
More detailed planning for the trails will begin after the Parks Department hosts a series of public input meetings. Certainly... read the whole note.
Here's the latest from the City of San José Department of Parks, Recreation & Neighborhood Services:Construction Projects
Work on the Guadalupe River Trail extension continues on track with completion expected for this December. A ramping structure has been installed to provide access from Woz Way downward towards the channel. It follows the Children’s Discovery Museum... read the whole note.