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Better Bikeways for Central San José

UPDATE: Our Better Bikeways survey is now up at http://surveymonkey.com/r/BetterBikewaySJ. Please take a few moments to share your thoughts on this project.

San José can build the foundation of a better bikeway network in and around the city center over the next two years, using tools already available to us: protected bike lanes and calm streets.

Protected Bike Lanes

Bike rider in protected bike lane
By using inexpensive, traffic-tested materials, we plan to switch the position of parking lanes and bike lanes when streets are already being paved, letting parked cars do the work of protecting the bikeway. These projects will enhance safety on streets that already have bike lanes.



Calm Streets

Calm street

These streets, which already have light traffic and slow speeds, will be updated at intersections to give priority to people biking and walking. This helps make streets more comfortable for people of all ages and abilities without adding dedicated bike lanes.




Next Steps

Better Bikeways are being planned now, and construction will start this year! See the map below for project locations and our timeline. We need your local expertise to make these projects the best they can be. If you have questions or would like to help with the final designs for the network, attend one of the meetings listed below.
Better Bikeways map

 Corridor Meeting Date Meeting Location
San Fernando and St. John Streets Feb 27, 6:30 pm MLK Jr. Library, Room 255
Taylor/Mabury Road Mar 5, 6:30 pm Joyce Ellington Branch Library
Third and Fourth Streets and San Salvador Street Mar 8, 6:30 pm MLK Jr. Library, Room 255
Santa Clara St./101 and San Antonio Street  Mar 13, 6:30 pm  Cristo Rey High School, Taube Center for the Humanities