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.
Within the next few months, the Lower Guadalupe River Trail project will be fully paved. The project extends existing paved trails through the downtown, and will offer a 9 mile off-street commute and recreational route linking downtown to the San Francisco Bay.
San Jose Trail Program staff believes that the improved trail surface will reduce travel time, increase usage and frequency of... read the whole note.
Some of you may be familiar with the matter of $10.4 million that Stanford agreed to spend over a decade ago to mitigate the loss of trail access to the community. Now, it finally looks like that money is going to be distributed in a competitive grant program. Many proposals have been submitted, and many of them contain multiple projects.
SVBC has spent significant time looking the... read the whole note.
On October 23, SVBC sent a letter to the Santa Clara Board of Supervisors with recommendations for use of the Stanford Mitigation Funds
Thank you very much for considering the investments into recreational projects in the region as mitigation for loss of recreational opportunities on the Stanford Campus. The mission of the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition... read the whole note.
Construction of the Lower Guadalupe River Trail has been ongoing for several months. The City of San José Trail Manager is asking for your continued cooperation as they apply a final coating to the pavement on August 24 through 27 (Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday). Two coatings are to be added to the existing pavement during this period. A slurry seal creates a smooth riding surface. A “... read the whole note.
The City of San Jose is seeking volunteers for its annual Trail Count. Help collect data necessary for making our trail system even better!
San Jose conducts a Trail Count each year to determine trail usage and obtain user input on design and operations of the trails. The City is seeking volunteers for this year’s count on September 19.
This is the sixth annual count and survey... read the whole note.
This guest blog entry from San José Trail Manager Yves Zsutty answers the timeless question, "What's so great about Helsinki?"
On a recent trip to Helsinki (capital of Finland), I was able to visit the city’s newest addition to its extensive network of off-street trails and on-street bikeways.
The newly opened trail extends across an older area of the city. It makes use of a... read the whole note.
Project to be developed per phasing plan: 1. Phase 1: 880 to Trimble 2. Phase 2: Trimble to Montague 3. Phase 3: Montague to Gold StreetGrading and oil pre-coat applied to support paving from 880 to Airport. Two layers of asphalt paving installed from 880 to Airport (expect to be done by 7/23). Grading occuring between Airport Parkway and Green Island Bridge.... read the whole note.
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.
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.