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.
The City of San José welcomes your attendance and participation at this meeting. The Department of Transportation will discuss plans to remove one travel lane and on-street parking on Hedding Street, so that dedicated bike lanes can be installed between the Guadalupe River Trail and 17th Street.
Your feedback will help City planners create a vital bicycle network connection that will... read the whole note.
Starting Monday, July 30, the next phase of work on Crystal Springs Pipeline No. 2 (CSPL2) will take place along Crystal Springs Road to replace a regional water delivery pipeline. To expedite this work and to ensure the safety of residents and motorists near the area, Crystal Springs Road will be closed 24 hours a day from El Cerrito Avenue to Polhemus Road from July 30 through Friday, August... read the whole note.
My commute to work on this beautiful Monday morning was marked by two notable bike lane situations. You see, last week I was honked at three times in one day and several times enjoyed the cooling yet alarming breeze caused by very big trucks leaving a very small space between themselves and me. (More people need to check out our safety tips, clearly.) So, I'm trying to seek out less crowded... read the whole note.
The Public Works Department is holding a community forum to discuss traffic concerns and operations along Ralston Ave. No one knows conditions on roads and in neighborhoods better than the people who live with those conditions every day. If there are problems, your comments will help us identify them, and deal with them quickly.
As part of budget year 2013 the City Council approved as... read the whole note.
Summer at the Bicycle Coalition is traditionally our "down" time. Our work load doesn't actually slow down much, but rather shifts to more administrative tasks - grant applications, pre-semester Safe Routes to School meetings, website tweaking, letterhead orders, program reports, et cetera. With the exception of our valet bike parking program, It's not always highly visible or very exciting... read the whole note.
This update on events in Santa Clara County was provided by member Adina Levin.
At Tuesday's Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors meeting, the Board decided to put the brakes on deciding how to spend $10.4 million on trail funds that could go to complete a missing link in the Bay Trail.
They had planned to discuss a process to take proposals until July 19, and to make a... read the whole note.
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.
See Item 7, below, for business affecting cyclists crossing Highway 101 at Holly Street. Read more about the issue, including a letter from SVBC, at http://bikesiliconvalley.org/2012/06/san-carlos-holly-interchange-update....
A G E N D A Agenda materials may be viewed in City Engineer's Office on Thursday preceding the meeting.
CHAIRPERSON: Margaret Pye
COMMISSION:... read the whole note.
The City of San Carlos is expanding the Holly interchange. There are two options currently being considered. One is with on-road lanes and sharrows, with difficult high-speed traffic conditions and crossing through motorists who are using through/right lanes getting onto 101 South from eastbound Holly. The other proposes a separated pathway on the south side of Holly that travels under the on-... read the whole note.