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.
Great news! The Town Council of Los Gatos has approved the network of bike paths proposed in the Santa Clara Countywide Bicycle Plan. This means that the town can now proceed with grant writing in pursuit of funding for the expanded trail system.
From the Mercury News:
The Santa Clara Countywide Bicycle Plan identifies 11 potential bike paths that would interconnect with... read the whole note.
The City of San José has just completed and posted its seventh Annual Trail Program Report. The report provides an overview of the many trail projects that were planned, studied, designed and constructed over the past 12 months. The report also highlights a 9% increased use of its trails and notes that over 51% of trail users are commuting to and from work.
The city’s Trails Program... read the whole note.
The Army Corps of Engineers directed its contractor to close a section of the Guadalupe Trail from Julian St. to Coleman Ave. today, before closure notifications could be posted. City of San José staff members are hurrying to get detour signage up.
Thanks to Yves Zutty of the City of San José for getting the word out to SVBC as soon as he knew. Updates regarding the trail can be found... read the whole note.
The latest from the City of San José Parks, Recreation, and Neighborhood Services:
Construction of the Guadalupe River Trail from Woz Way to Virginia Street is moving along, with work completed to the 20% stage. Most grading is now complete. Recent photos from the job site are posted at: http://www.sjparks.org/Trails/GRiver/GRiverPhotos.htm
Construction... read the whole note.