Great news! The Town Council of Los Gatos has approved the network of bike paths proposed in the Santa Clara Countywide Bicycle Plan. This means that the town can now proceed with grant writing in pursuit of funding for the expanded trail system.
From the Mercury News:
The Santa Clara Countywide Bicycle Plan identifies 11 potential bike paths that would interconnect with... read the whole note.
The City of San José has just completed and posted its seventh Annual Trail Program Report. The report provides an overview of the many trail projects that were planned, studied, designed and constructed over the past 12 months. The report also highlights a 9% increased use of its trails and notes that over 51% of trail users are commuting to and from work.
The city’s Trails Program... read the whole note.
The Army Corps of Engineers directed its contractor to close a section of the Guadalupe Trail from Julian St. to Coleman Ave. today, before closure notifications could be posted. City of San José staff members are hurrying to get detour signage up.
Thanks to Yves Zutty of the City of San José for getting the word out to SVBC as soon as he knew. Updates regarding the trail can be found... read the whole note.
The latest from the City of San José Parks, Recreation, and Neighborhood Services:
Construction of the Guadalupe River Trail from Woz Way to Virginia Street is moving along, with work completed to the 20% stage. Most grading is now complete. Recent photos from the job site are posted at: http://www.sjparks.org/Trails/GRiver/GRiverPhotos.htm
Construction... read the whole note.
The latest on San José trails, brought to you by Yves Zsutty, Program Manager of the Trail Network with the City of San José Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services:
An Award of Merit has been presented to the City of San Jose for development of Albertson Parkway. Staff will be attending the 25th Annual Trails and Greenways Conference to receive the... read the whole note.
The City of San Jose needs your feedback. The city has recently opened trails along Coyote Creek, Penitencia Creek, and Albertson Parkway. Please take the following survey (one survey per project) to offer your thoughts about the community outreach, design and construction of each project. Your input is requested no later than Friday, February 26, 2010.
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/... read the whole note.
Here's the latest and greatest on San Jose trails from Yves Zsutty of the City's Parks and Recreation Department:
Special Event Closures Summer and fall events have been posted on the Trail Program’s Trail Closure page.
Penitencia Creek (King Road to Mabury Avenue) The 0.3 mile trail project was completed late in 2009. The short trail extension provides a better surface for... read the whole note.
The City of Mountain View has released an interactive, editable bicycle map. The feature works through Google Maps and allows users to both plan their trips and share their gripes about danger spots and difficult sections of road.
You can check out the map at the Mountain View 2030 website.
A few photography contests are headed toward their December due dates. The Adventure Cycling Association, the Alliance for Biking and Walking, and the American Trails Organization all want your finest photos of bicycling, walking, and trails. Prizes range from publication to a tantalizing Tuscan tour. Click through for the details.
From San Jose Trails:
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Good news just in from Yves Zutty, the Program Manager for the City of San Jose's Trail Network. Several trails are being improved, several more are in the works, and Trail Count 2009 showed an increase in use. Details are after the jump.
From the City of San Jose:Penitencia Creek (King Road to Mabury Avenue) Construction of a short 0.3 mile extension to this east San Jose trail... read the whole note.