Should bicycling be restricted on downtown San José sidewalks? Though riding on the sidewalk is not usually preferable, many streets in the heart of San José lack the infrastructure needed to make people on bikes feel comfortable. Wide sidewalks on Santa Clara and through the 1st and 2nd Street transit mall provide an opportunity for travelers to carefully share the walkway with pedestrians.... read the whole note.
There are few things that pair better with a nice bike ride than food. What better excuse to ride your bike than the opportunity to dine on a sunny patio at your destination? We rolled with this notion last Saturday, when we partnered with Dishcrawl to organize the first ever Bikecrawl, a two-wheeled tour of Downtown San José eateries.
We began our epicurean journey at On a Roll,... 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.
A request from San José's Department of Parks, Recreation, and Neighborhood Services:
With completion of the Lower Guadalupe River Trail paving project, City staff seeks to document travel time improvements for regular or new commuters along the 6.7-mile paved trail extension to the Guadalupe River Park. The data collected will be kept confidential. We seek to represent the overall... read the whole note.
The Santa Clara Valley Water District will be conducting seasonal river clean-up work between April 23 and June 6. Trees and debris will be removed from the river between Airport Parkway and Green Island Bridge. Because the Water District is using a “chipper” they can not permit the public to use one side of the trail during work hours. The Guadalupe River Trail is paved on both sides... read the whole note.
Join us April 20th at 10am for a ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating the completion of 6.4 miles of paving of the Guadalupe River Trail to Alviso. Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren, SCVWD Chair Nai Hsueh, Supervisors Ken Yeager and Dave Cortese, Councilmembers Sam Liccardo and Kansen Chu, and many others will be joining us for this joyous occasion! Bring your bike to enjoy the smooth new ride.
You can download a PDF of this letter HERE. (590 KB)
April 2, 2013
Brian Mendenhall, Project Manager Santa Clara Valley Water District 5750 Almaden Expressway San Jose, CA 95118
Subject: Support for the City of San Jose Grant Application Coleman Road Trail Under-Crossing
Dear Mr. Mendenhall,
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition strongly supports the subject... read the whole note.
SVBC members interested in the San Jose’s growing trail network (now at over 50 miles of off-street trails, as well as anyone interested in supporting trails across the South Bay may want to attend the upcoming Annual Meeting of SAVE OUR TRAILS.
There will be three interesting and well-informed speakers, all committed advocates of building out the trail network in San Jose: the Vice... read the whole note.
San José Bike Clinic’s next Skill Share is Wednesday, March 27 from 7 to 9 p.m., at San Pedro Square Market in downtown San Jose, at the corner of San Pedro and Saint John. We hope to see you there!
Click here to RSVP to the Facebook event and invite everyone you know!
Come for this month's workshop on Roadside Tire Repair or work directly with our volunteers on your bike's... read the whole note.
San José is master planning the Three Creeks Trail by conducting three community workshops in the upcoming months. The recently acquired one-mile corridor will link the Los Gatos Creek Trail to the future Guadalupe River Trail, with the intent of extending the trail system eastward to link to Highway 87 Bikeway and Coyote Creek. Participate in planning the trail system by joining the project... read the whole note.