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 the 400 mile network are streets with primary bikeways. Those streets are identified in Map 1 of San José’s “Bike Plan 2020.” (PDF, 3.8 MB)
From the Mercury News:
In a 10-0 vote, with Vice Mayor Madison Nguyen absent, the council agreed the city should pay for maintenance work on certain major roads, such as The Alameda, or those that define a community such as Lincoln Avenue; streets around major job and retail centers; streets with major bike networks; certain VTA light-rail and bus transit corridors, and some six-lane roads such as Camden Avenue.
For more on the policy adopting a "Priority Streets Network," see the City Council memo by clicking here (PDF, 698 KB).