This well distributed network of trails and bikeways is one reason why over 50% of persons using the Guadalupe River Trail are commuting to and from work by bicycle. San José’s trails and bikeways offer every resident an opportunity to enjoy nature, travel by bike, avoid automobile traffic, save money on gasoline and reduce pollution.
San José trails are recognized by the Federal Highway Administration for transportation planning excellence. Prevention Magazine annually surveys the nation’s best walking cities and recognizes that San José has the most urban trails. The League of American Bicyclists ranks San José as a bronze-level Bicycle Friendly Community. The great weather, access to nature and the high quality of life are primary reasons for businesses to consider locating in San José. The City's well developed trails and bikeways provide a great means for employees to take full advantage of the city's resources as part of a daily commute.