Join SVBC and our partners at the City of San José to cut the ribbon on the new green and buffered bike lanes on Hedding Street in San José. We'll hear from some of the leaders who are working to make our city more bike friendly, enjoy guided rides on the new lanes and through the neighborhood, and feast on treats from our local food trucks!
Here's the latest in San José trails from Trail Manager Yves Zsutty.Lower Guadalupe River Trail Construction
The Lower Guadalupe River Trail officially reopened on Saturday, April 20. About 50 people were in attendance, with representatives from the Guadalupe River Park Conservancy, City of San Jose, County, Water District and Cisco Systems to name a few. At that time, all pavement... read the whole note.
The County Roads and Airports Department is seeking community input to help shape the future of Lawrence Expressway improvements. The County is partnering with the cities of Santa Clara and Sunnyvale to address traffic congestion at the intersections at Reed Avenue/Monroe Street, Kifer Road, and Arques Avenue. There may be a possibility of replacing the signals with interchanges.
The... read the whole note.
The collaborative Roadway Safety Solutions Team (RSST), part of our Vision Zero initiative, recently adopted its two-year strategic plan.
The work of the collaborative will focus on the following areas--with the first two being the primary focal areas:1. Intersections of concern & inter-agency connectivity
In the last year, the RSST's Infrastructure Committee reviewed... read the whole note.
Join the VTA/Santa Clara County Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee for this open house event. County staff will present a number of projects to the committee and the public for feedback. Projects include:A number of repaving projects throughout the county. New traffic lanes on Central Expressway. Safety improvements to Stevens Canyon Road. Adding freeway-like segments to Lawrence... read the whole note.
Thanks to Adina Levin for sharing this tip!
Is there a pothole in the road? A dark street light? Does a broken bicycle "loop detector" leave you waiting forever for the light to change? Palo Alto has launched a beta version of a PaloAlto311, a mobile app for iPhone and Android that allows street users to post public works requests, along with a photo and the location of the problem,... read the whole note.
With help from the Mayor, City Council, the Department of Transportation, and our friends at the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, we kicked off Bike Month in San José yesterday. Councilmembers joined together to pilot a seven-person conference bike and then joined the Mayor to pose for the cameras at Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, bikes at the ready, to show their support for Bike Month and... read the whole note.
Last Friday, SVBC hosted a meeting with local advocates and Caltrans representatives to discuss the recent chip seal maintenance job on Highway 35. SVBC heard from a number of our members that the riding experience on Highway 35 had been significantly degraded as a result of the recent chip seal--and we responded.
Our invitation to Caltrans resulted in eight of their staff members... read the whole note.
On a recent ride from San José to a meeting in Palo Alto, I was checking out the different facilities in each city along the way. Every city has distinctive signage and street markings; It's really fascinating. I found myself thinking that it would be wonderful to have a better understanding of the actual conditions on the ground--so to speak--in all of the communities that SVBC serves.... read the whole note.
The City of Sunnyvale, in cooperation with Caltrans, is proposing to rehabilitate the Fair Oaks Bride to upgrade the integrity of the structure and widen the bridge to accommodate improved pedestrian and bicycle facilities. In addition to general bridge rehabilitation and widening, the project will include intersection improvements where the bridge touches down at Kifer Road and at Evelyn... read the whole note.